August 01, 2022

Rajasthani Sattu/Sattu Dessert

Rajasthani Sattu or Sattu Dessert is a traditional recipe prepared with powdered roasted gram also known as Sattu, powdered sugar, edible gum, ghee, garnished with nuts and cardamom powder. This recipe is mostly prepared during the Teej festival in the monsoon season of Rajasthan and also during the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

This recipe is a very old tradition of Rajasthan, rich in protein and absolutely mouth melting dessert. Rajasthani Sattu is a very easy and quick dessert recipe. This recipe doesn’t require big list of ingredients, prepared in no time with minimum effort and expertise.

This monsoon, give this recipe a try, welcome the festivity home, make, share and enjoy. I am sure you are going to fall in love with this super easy and delicious dessert recipe. Happy Monsoon!!! 

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert & Sweet | Serving: 16 pc
Prep Time: 5 Min | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Rest Time: 15 Min



Roasted chana

4 cups/400 gm



2 cups


Ghee/clarified butter

2 cups


Gound/edible gum (optional)

2 Tbsp.


Green cardamom powder/Elaichi powder

½ Tsp.


Almonds, slivered

2 Tbsp.


Pistachio, chopped

2 Tbsp.


Chandi Varak/ Silver foil (optional)








Step by Step Instructions: 

  1. Before grinding store bough roasted chana, its very important to re-roast them. This will make chana perfectly roasted and enhance the nutty flavor of chana.
  2. To roast chana, add chana to pan and roast them for 8-10 minutes on low flame or until fragrant.
  3. Switch off the flame and let chana cool down completely.
  4. Meanwhile heat ¼ cup of ghee in small frying pan. Once ghee is hot fry gound on medium flame. Take out the gound and keep aside in a bowl. No need to use kitchen paper for gound to absorb ghee. And will use left over ghee to make Sattu.
  5. Now chana are cool, grind them to fine powder.
  6. Add roasted chana powder in a wide bowl. Add powdered sugar and give it a nice mix.
  7. Next add in fried gound, elaichi powder, and mix.
  8. Now add warm ghee spoon by spoon and mix with light hand. Try not to crush fried gound. 
  9. The mixture will be ready once it starts to hold its shape, just like shown in picture. Add more or less ghee as required. Do not add much of ghee, as the Sattu will release ghee while shaping them. 
  10. Lastly add silvered almonds and mix.
  11. Divide the mixture into equal big lemon size balls.
  12. Pressing between your palms, shape them into flat, just like shown in picture. You can shape them as ladoo but this is how Sattu are shaped traditionally. Shape Sattu as soon as mixture is ready and warm.
  13. Garnish them with chopped pistachio, silvered almonds and silver foil.
  14. Sattu are ready to relish. Enjoy these Sattus as sweet or snack. Store left over at room temperature for couple of days.

Quick Tips:

  1. Re-roasting chana is optional but try not to skip this step as this will make chana perfectly roasted and enhance the nutty flavor of chana.
  2. Adding gound is totally personal preference, gound add crunchy texture to Sattu.
  3. The ghee has to be warm while mixing Sattu, warm ghee helps in shaping the Sattus and to limit the amount of ghee required.
  4. Store left over Sattus at room temperature for couple of days.

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