Sellou, an unbaked Moroccan sweet made from toasted unhulled sesame seeds, fried almonds, and flour that has been browned in the oven. Sellou is traditionally served during Ramadan with Harira and after childbirth, when there’s a greater need to restore energy and maintain good health. It’s also served at Eid, weddings, and other special occasions.


  • 200g almond
  • 200g sesame
  • 500g Flour
  • 2tbsp ground anis
  • ¼ tbsp mastic gum
  • 1tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 200g ice sugar
  • 1/4 liter of oil


  1. Put flour in a pan and grill it in the oven or on the stove till its color becomes light brown.
  2. Take a half cup of sesame and keep it aside, then ground well the rest in a blender.
  3. Boil almonds and peel them, then fry them slightly. (make sure that you keep the oil used for frying)
  4. Take a half cup of fried almonds and keep it aside and ground almonds into small pieces, not powder.
  5. In a big bowl put all the dry ingredients except the half cup of almonds and mix them well, then add the oil used for frying almonds slowly using hands or a spatula until the ingredients are cohesively mixed then keep kneading for a while.
  6. Put Sellou in a plate and decorate it with the grilled almonds and serve it with Moroccan tea.

Served with hot tea!

Loubna El Bouchikhi,

Experience Coordinator at Palais Amani & Fez Cooking School

Sellou Moroccan Recipe