SATTU BARFI, 7 CUP BARFI
This Sattu Barfi is a healthier variation of the traditional 7 cup burfi which is a very popular sweet from Tamilnadu. This is my first attempt at using Sattu in a sweet form.
Happy Diwali Folks. May the festival season be filled with loads of fun, laughter and good health.
WHAT IS SATTU
What is sattu and how is it different from Bengal gram flour or besan? A question everyone has had to answer at some point, if they’re from the Uttar Pradesh subregion of Purvanchal where sattu is most commonly consumed. Sattu, like besan, is made with Bengal gram, but what marks a significant difference between the two is the method.
For sattu, Bengal gram is first soaked in water and dried under the sun; it’s then roasted using a traditional technique called bhoojna,where a cast-iron wok is placed on a wood-fired chulha(stove), the wok is partially filled with sand and Bengal gram is roasted in it. The sand ensures even distribution of heat and takes out all the moisture from the legume, while keeping its nutrients intact. The roasted gram is then milled along with the husk. This cooking process imparts an earthy taste and aroma to the final product, and also ensures it lasts longer.
Traditionally, sattu has been the food of the farmers and working class in Bihar, and it was often a meal on its own.
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SATTU BARFI, 7 CUP BARFI VARIATION
- Heavy Bottomed Pan
- ½ cup Sattu Satty is the flour made from roasted chick peas. You can use chickpea flour as a substitute.
- ½ cup Almond Flour
- ½ cup Grated Fresh Coconut
- ½ cup Ghee Use coconut oil for vegan option
- ½ cup Milk Use any vegan milk for vegan option
- 1 cup Jaggery or Brown Sugar
- ⅛ tsp Cardamom Powder
- Add all ingredients to a heavy bottomed pan.
- Stir continuously. Keep the flame low-medium.
- The mixture will turn watery first. Then everything will start coming together.
- After about 10-12 minutes, put a droplet in water and check if a soft ball can be formed.
- At this stage, turn off the flame.
- Grease a plate or parchment paper and spread some nuts.
- Put the cooked mixture and spread evenly with a spatula.
- sprinkle some more nuts on top.
- Let it set. Then cut into squares and serve.
12 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories164
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 6.89g 35%
- Cholesterol 29.47mg 10%
- Potassium 74.31mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.75g 3%
- Sugars 12.47g
- Protein 1.37g 3%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.