This sattu drink is a high energy and high protein drink. It is consumed in summers. It is delicious and nutritious.
Sattu or roasted gram flour is commonly used in Northern India particularly in states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
I distinctly remember how sattu was sold on roadside carts piled high with green chillies and onion.
This was commonly eaten by farm labourers and daily wage earners as a filling and nutritious meal.
It is consumed both as sharbat (or savoury or sweet drink) as well as in food items by making sattu ka paratha, litti chokha etc.
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How to Make Sattu?
You can easily buy it readymade or make it yourself.
Sattu is made by grinding roasted gram (either whole or as dal). You may or may not remove the husk.
Benefits of Sattu for Weight Loss
This common man’s food has now come into the limelight due to its amazing health benefits:
1. It is high in fibre, protein and energy. You can have sattu drink as a complete breakfast or meal.
2. It is rich in iron, manganese, and magnesium, and low on sodium.
Hence it keeps the body cool in summer and provides instant energy to work.
3. It is rich in soluble fibre and helps rejuvenate the digestive system and keep it healthy.
4. Sattu keeps the body cool and hydrated and is perfect to keep the body protected from sunstroke in summer.
Here is my easy Sattu Drink or Sattu ka namkeen sharbat Recipe that you can make in 5 minutes:
Makes 2 glasses
½ cup sattu or roasted gram flour
1.5 cups chilled water
½ tsp. roasted cumin powder
½ tsp. black salt
¼ tsp. salt
1 lemon juice
1 tbsp. onion finely chopped
1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)
1 tbsp. cilantro and mint finely chopped
Some ice cubes optional
Recipe of Sattu Drink
Take ½ cup sattu in a bowl. Add cumin powder along with the salt and ½ cup of water.
Now mix well with a whisk or a fork so that there are no lumps.
Add the remaining water to thin down the drink. Add lemon juice.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
Garnish with chopped onion, green chilli, cilantro (coriander leaves) and mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Your sattu drink or sattu ka sharbat is ready to serve. Enjoy!
- You can make this drink as thin or thick as you like. Needless to say that more sattu in your drink gives you more nutrition.
- You can do away with onion or green chilli as per your taste. But this is a complete drink perfect for summer.
- You can add ice cubes if you so like.
Sattu Drink | Sattu ka Namkeen Sharbat
- ½ cup sattu or roasted gram flour
- 1.5 cups chilled water
- ½ tsp. roasted cumin powder
- ½ tsp. black salt
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. onion finely chopped
- 1 green chilli finely chopped optional
- 1 tbsp. cilantro and mint finely chopped
- Some ice cubes optional
- Take ½ cup sattu in a bowl. Add cumin powder along with the salt and ½ cup of water.
- Now mix well with a whisk or a fork so that there are no lumps.
- Add the remaining water to thin down the drink. Add lemon juice.
- Taste and adjust seasoning.
- Garnish with chopped onion, green chilli, cilantro (coriander leaves) and mint leaves. Serve immediately.
- Your sattu drink or sattu ka sharbat is ready to serve. Enjoy!
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Kala Ravi says
This is great Rachna! Just last week I picked up Sattu atta from my nearby grocery store because I've heard good things about it. Your recipe sounds just what my family will like. So easy, no sugar, tasty and best part good for health.
Oh absolutely. A super simple way of making it, Kala. Do try. I also like sattu parathas.
Shailaja Vishwanath says
I've had a version of this, I think, that mom used to make. Must try making it once and see how it compares with ragi malt.
It's similar to ragi malt but needs no cooking. Also there is no addition of buttermilk. Best part is no cooking is needed so it really is ready in 2 minutes. Do try.
Isn't it funny how all the things we have been eating during our childhood but gave up after growing up suddenly coming into limelight. Sattu is so nutritious. I have never had it like a drink though. Didn't know it could be made into one. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
True that, Raj! I was thinking just the same. This drink is my husband and mine go to when I am in a rush. Since no cooking is required, you can make it instantly. Do try.
Okay this is not besan right? Roasted Gram maane the one we put in chutneys na?
I've been hearing a lot about the benefits of sattu and am pretty keen on trying it out.
No, it is not besan. Yes, that same one that we put in chutneys. You can use the whole roasted gram too. I just buy the Sattu from Big Basket. Do try. I enjoy its taste too.
Never heard of sattu but perhaps I know if by another name. Will have to try and find it in the Indian shops here.
I have never had sattu ka sharbat. I have it in parathas and back home in litti chokha but sharbat is more Bihar recipe. IMHO. 🙂
This looks like an easy recipe and since I alway shave sattu at home, this would be made soon. Thanks, Rachna!
Yes more Bihari but I've had sattu sharbat in my childhood especially in that horrible heat. 🙂 Hope you try it, Parul.