There’s a superfood that most people seem to bypass, because ‘not cool enough’. People from Bihar, Jharkand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal discovered the many joys of sattu, long before the world woke up to it. If you are from Delhi/Noida, you must have seen roasted wheat balls served with ghee and spicy mashed potato or sattu sharbat which is popular for its cooling properties.
Sattu is roasted gram, which is then ground to a fine powder. However, in Punjab, sattu is made with barley. It has lots of health benefits as well. Besides being an energy booster, it’s good for intestines, and beneficial for diabetics. So as summers are here, we have listed five easy-to-make recipes using this super-food.
1. Sattu Sharbat
Sattu Sharbat can either be served sweet by mixing it with sugar or salty with jeera, coriander leaves, green chillies and black salt. This easy-to-make drink is very filling and healthy.
Roasted Cumin powder
Black salt to taste
2. Sattu Kachori
Perfect to eat for breakfast, sattu kachori is hot and crisp. You can eat it with spicy curry or pickle.
3. Litti Chokha
Litti Chokha is one of the most popular Bihari recipes. You will love it with a dollop of ghee and chokha made with potato.
4. Sattu Wale Pyaz Pakode
Pakodas are something you can eat in any season. And this special recipe will just add a unique taste to it. Instead of besan, use a lot of sattu here.
5. Sattu Ladoo
If you can’t drink sattu sarbat every day, make ladoos and eat one every morning. Not just tasty but also a healthy option.