Nachani Satva / Ragi Pudding ( Sugarfree )

Nachani Satva

Nachani Satva / Ragi (Finger Millet) Pudding ( Sugarfree )

This is a Goan specialty – Recipe of my Mother-in-law. This pudding is mild sweet and delicious. Like most other Goan sweets this recipe also uses coconut milk and Jaggery. The main ingredient is Nachani / Ragi / Finger Millet which is very nutritious. It’s a healthy Sugarfree sweet.


Nachani Grains (Finger Millet / Ragi) 1 cup

Fresh Scraped Coconut 1 cup

Jaggery Crushed ½ cup (adjust as per taste)

Cardamom Powder ¼ teaspoon

Cashew Nuts 2 tablespoons chopped

Pure Ghee (Clarified Butter) 1 teaspoon

Salt ¼ teaspoon


1. Wash and Soak Nachani in water for 8 hours.

2. Grind soaked Nachani into a smooth fine paste, add water as required.

3. Strain it using a muslin cloth to remove Nachani shells

4. Transfer strained Nachani paste into a pan. Add water such that it covers the paste and there is a water layer of about 1 cm over the paste. Let it stand for 6 hours.

Super Fine “Satva” below the water

4. Drain water, the extract is superfine paste of Nachani called “Satva”. Our preparation for the recipe is now complete.

5. Grind fresh coconut to make coconut milk. Transfer Satva to a thick bottom pan. Add Jaggery, coconut milk and salt.

6. Cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes stirring continuously. Mixture will be glazy.

7. Mix chopped cashew nuts and cardamom powder.

8. Grease a flat plate / tin (about 10 inch diameter) with pure ghee.

9. Add the remaining pure ghee to the mixture and spread the mixture to form a thick layer.

10. Leave it to cool to room temperature.

Nachani Satva before refrigeration

11. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

12. Cut into pieces and serve it cold as dessert.

13. You can store this in refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Nachani Satva
Nachani Satva

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