jackfruit sandan

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

30 Minutes

Cooking Time:

30 Minutes

Total Time:

60 Minutes

Servings:

4

Sandan, is a traditional Maharashtrian dessert recipe, most popularly made in Konkan and other coastal areas of Maharashtra. It’s a steamed dessert that is typically made with Idli Rava or coarsely ground rice, jaggery/ sugar and fresh coconut. Adding cucumber is also another way of making this Sandan. There are many variations in it and one such variation is this Jackfruit Sandan.

I have used the ‘Kaapa’ variety of jackfruit here as it is softer and sweeter than the ‘Baraka’ variety. You can however use either of it. Also, though the traditional recipe calls for the use of Idli Rava or Rice flour, I have used regular store-bought semolina here and it works just fine. Adding cardamom powder and saffron enhances the overall flavour of this dessert to another level. This Sandan can be prepared and stored for a day or two in the refrigerator as well.

You can also make Mango Sandan in similar way just by replacing 1 cup of jackfruit pulp with a cup of Mango Pulp and there you go! It tastes equally amazing!

Ingredients:

Direction:

  • To make this Jackfruit Sandan, take 1 cup deseeded jackfruit pieces and add them to a mixer grinder to make pulp.
jackfruit
jackfruit pulp
  • Now remove the pulp in a bowl and add jaggery pieces, cardamom and saffron strands.
  • Mix everything well and let it sit for 5-10 mins till the jaggery turns soft. Make sure to break jaggery into small pieces or you can add jaggery powder too.
jaggery cake
sandan recipe, jackfruit cake
  • Meanwhile, heat ghee in a pan and add semolina. Roast it well for 3-4 mins.
semolina
roasted semolina
  • Add 1 cup of roasted semolina to the jackfruit & jaggery mixture. Also add 2 tablespoons of freshly grated coconut.
sandan recipe
sandan recipe
  • Mix it all and add around ½ cup water if the mixture is too thick. It should be of a cake batter consistency (thick dropping consistency).
  • Let it again sit for 10 more mins.
  • In the meantime, grease idli pan or cake tin with some ghee and prepare a steamer for steaming the sandan. You can also add water at the base of a cooker to steam.
sandan recipe
  • Lastly add ½ teaspoon baking soda to the sandan batter, a teaspoon of water to activate the soda and give it a quick mix to incorporate in the batter.
sandan recipe
  • Pour the batter into idli pan or cake tin and place them for steaming for 18-20 mins.
sandan recipe
  • Remove and check for doneness by inserting a toothpick. Once they are slightly cooled down, remove and serve in a plate with some slivered pistachios or any dry fruits for garnish.
sandan recipe
sandan recipe, jackfruit cake

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

30 Minutes

Cooking Time:

30 Minutes

Total Time:

60 Minutes

Servings:

4