Bihari Style Masala Sattu Pani | Roasted Chana Sattu Pani . Sattu has a meaning of its own which means anything ground into a fine powder or flour. So Sattu can be made of anything like for example rice sattu which is also called rice flour. But the main difference between Sattu and flour is that to make Sattu ingredients are well roasted before grinding. Chana Sattu is a yellowish-made powder that is rich in protein and folic acid and it can be a great dietary source.
Now here we will be discussing Sattu which is made by roasting Bengal gram even known as black Chickpeas. To say some time back Sattu was not known to many especially those who were not from the Bihar or Jharkhand region because there was not too much penetration of the internet or social media which helps us too much these days to spread knowledge. And those who somehow got acquainted with it didn’t like its taste it initially. Here I am talking of my childhood days when my father was posted in Patna, and someone from his office gifted us Chana sattu. Initially, we didn’t like its taste but knowing the benefits of Chana sattu we tried to develop the taste 😀.
How to eat Chana Sattu
Chana Sattu can be eaten in various forms you can make a Sharbat or a drink with it in both sweet and savory forms.Using Sattu you can also make various sweets like Ladoo or Burfi. Some recipes made in Bihar which are very popular made using Sattu are Litti ,Sattu paratha and namkeen Sattu pani or Sattu sharbat.
Health benefits of Chana Sattu
Sattu as it’s made using Bengal Gram is high in protein. In Patna Bihar and even in places like Kolkata you will find lots of rickshaw pullers and labor’s having Sattu in form of Sattu pani or Sattu roti. Rich in protein and carbs it not only gives lots of energy to your muscles for hard work but also helps to keep the body cool on summer days. As Chana Sattu is not too expensive compared to the commercialized Protein shakes it can be called a good poor man protein source. Sugar or Diabetic patients can have this Chana Sattu as it has zero percentage of sugar in it.
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How to make sattu at home
Although now Sattu is very popular all over India and many know about its health benefits but still Sattu is not easily available in some regions of India. So yes the good news is that you can make pure Sattu at home in two ways from scratch, You can either roast the Chana or Black chickpea and then grind it after removing its black cover. And the other option which is easier would be to bring roasted Chana from the market (I guess that’s available almost everywhere branded or non-branded) and then grind it into a Sattu flour.
Disadvantage of sattu
As per disadvantage, it can be subjective, like too much consumption of chana Sattu can cause gastric issues. And please don’t try to eat it dry because it can be choking.
Bihari Style Masala Sattu Pani | Roasted Chana Sattu Pani
- 1/2 cup roasted Bengal Gram Flour / Sattu
- 1 tbsp finely chopped Onion / Pyaz
- 1/2 tsp Black salt / Kala Namak
- 1/4 tsp Chilli paste / Hari mirch
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh Coriander / Hara dhaniya
- 1/2 tsp roasted Cumin / Bhuna Zeera
- 1/2 or 1 Lemon / Nimbu
- 2 glass Water / Pani
- In a bowl addSattu , finely chopped Onion, Black salt, Chilli paste, chopped fresh Coriander, roasted Cumin and Lemon. juice
- Add Water and give a whisk.
- Add to glasses and enjoy !!!