Roast rava in few teaspoons ghee till aroma emits. But do not let it change color. Remove and set aside.
In a heavy bottom pan put sugar and enough water to cover the sugar and make syrup of one thread consistency*.
Then switch off heat and add the rava, raisins, cardamom powder, raisins. Mix and set aside to cool a bit till the mixture is just warm.
Then shape into laddoos/ rounds. When completely cool store in airtight container.
NoteThe laddoos stay good for 4 to 5 days at room temperature.
*To make one thread/ single string consistency syrup - Heat the sugar and water over low till sugar melts completely, keep stirring in between. Then once sugar dissolves completely, let it come to boil on medium flame. No need to stir once it starts boiling. To test consistency, dip a wooden or steel spatula in the syrup and lift out. Allow to cool for a few seconds as it will be very hot at first. Now touch the syrup with a clean forefinger and then touch your thumb and forefinger together and pull apart gently. One-thread consistency is when a single thin thread is formed (and does not break) when your forefinger and your thumb are pulled apart gently. Keep boiling the syrup till you reach the right consistency.
Adapted from Our family recipe diary