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I made sattu on the occasion of Festival Bade (Kajari) Teej, which is celebrated among us marwaris in Rajasthan on the third day after Raksha bandhan. On this day maidens keep fast for their prospective groom's and married ladies for their husband's long and prosperous life. Ladies decorate there hands with Henna & swings are put on trees. In the evening, women gather to perform pooja of the neem. Once the moon is sighted, then the wife breaks her fast by taking bite of the Sattu sweet offered by her husband. Read more about teej  here.

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Until the 20th century, Sattu was the staple food packed along with travelers proceeding on long journeys. Not only it has long shelf life, it also gives instant a filling feeling. Sattu can be made from various flours like rice flour, wheat flour and gram flour. I made it with roasted gram flour.


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  • 3 cup roasted dalia powder
  • 1.5 cup ghee(clarified butter)
  • 2.5 cup powdered sugar(confectionery sugar)
  • 1/4 cup almond accents
  • 1 tea spoon cardamom powder

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  • Warm the ghee.
  • Mix all the ingredients and make a soft dough.
  • Divide it into 15 portions.
  • Make a boll of each portion, slightly press between the palms and give the shape of patties or any other shape you like.

Comments (5)

To fast for your husband or future husband, I think this is a very special tradition. The decorations on your hands and arms are very creative.

Nice blog..good tradition of yours..

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Keep writing..

I stay in Irving TX, I want to buy sattu but I don't know from where buy. Could you help me out.


Hi sanjiv,
The ingredients you can buy from any Indian store but I am not sure about ready made sattu.

Was searching for a detailed Teej information to be shared with my friends.. n landed at ur blog..
im a marwari too.. so can feel how special teej is...
nice post n lovely mehandi.. :)
Happy Teej.. :)