Diwali – No Pollution

Janmashtami – 2018 (Dahi Handi)

Photo blog about the Dahi Handi celebrations in Mumbai.

Human Tower

Dahi Handi

Dahi Handi celebrated at a street with political speeches and police protection

Crowd gathered on streets to get a glimpse of Human Tower

Human Tower Far View

Crowd on streets enjoying the musical and dance event

Beautiful Pond near the street reflecting the magical lights of City



How to make Rava Laddu

Today we will see how to make Rava Laddu.

Ingredients for Rava Laddu :

  • Rava
  • Sugar
  • Ghee
  • Dry Coconut
  • Dry Fruits (Almond, Kaju, Anjeer)
  • Cardomom (Elaichi)

Grate Dry Coconut

Roast Rava in Ghee

Add Cardomom seeds once the rava is roasted to light brown

Prepare Sugar Solution in another bowl and heat until a consistent solution is formed.

Grind the grated coconut to fine

This will help in mixing the coconut powder in roasted rava well

Mix the coconut powder with rava

Mix the hot sugar syrup into the roasted rava. Its all about timing now. You have to be quick.

Mix the solution well until you get the consistency good enough to make laddu.

Use a plastic sheet or foil to make the laddu. It may burn your skin as the sugar syrup is directly taken off from the stove.

Make round laddu. Use some ghee in your palm if it helps.

Make many more and you have to be quick enough as the sugar syrup will start to harden the rava after which it will become difficult to shape the laddu.

We made this laddu for Navratri Celebrations. Please try yourself and let me know how it turned out at your end. Happy Festive Season.