What is sattu? 12 reasons why it is the new superfood

What is sattu? 12 reasons why it is the new superfood

How to make sattu?

Called the ‘Poor man’s protein’,sattu is the latest food which is steadily gaining popularity. Thanks to Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, this underrated food ingredient has received the much deserving recognition in the recent times. It is basically a flour-like ingredient that is high in nutrients and is often called the powerhouse of energy.

Varieties of sattu

Though it is readily available in the market, you can also easily make it at home. All you need to do is to roast the gram (chana) in a wok. Allow it to cool, then finely grind the roasted chana with the help of a grinder. Your homemade sattu is ready to use. You may or may not remove the husk.

How to use sattu?

What earlier belonged to a few states, is now a famous and exotic food ingredient that is easily available even in supermarkets. Sattu is now available in different forms that include wheat, barley or sorghum (jowar). All these variations have a certain percentage of the roasted gram in it.

Ancient traces

High on insoluble Fibre and all other essential nutrients, it is considered a wholesome meal. Workers and farmers prefer  sattu

porridge (made with sattu , onion, mustard oil, salt, and green chilli) as their mid-day meal that not only keeps them full for longer but also provides instant energy to work under direct sunlight and helps prevent lethargy.

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