Like many regional summer coolers, sattu sharbat too is totally spot on flavors and has tons of medicinal and nutritional benefits to it.This summer season we are hooked up to natural summer coolants and sattu sharbat is surely one of them.
Sattu Sharbat is extremely easy to prepare. It can be prepared sweet and savory both. We like it savory with a hint of spices to spruce up the flavor of the sharbat. And to be honest, so far I have not tasted the sweet version of the sattu drink. Maybe soon, I should try that recipe too. From paratha, kachori, ladoo to smoothie you can make anything tasty using the sattu flour. For those who enjoy parathas with their breakfast, the stuffed sattu paratha is quite popular in UP and Bihar. The sattu paratha is our next favorite sattu dish after the sharbat.
What is Sattu/Sattu Flour?
In simple terms, sattu is a protein-packed flour prepared with roasted chickpeas or Bengal gram or with the combination of both. Yes, that’s it! Sattu is an everyday humble flour loaded with all the qualities of a superfood. From ages, people in India are using it in the best possible creative manner to prepare a variety of regional dishes. Sattu Sharbat is one such creative ways to include this super flour in your diet.
What Are Sattu Sharbat Health Benefits?
Great source of energy
Gives glowing skin
Helps in digestion
Control blood sugar level
Keeps you hydrated
Sattu is ideal for the nourishment of the human body especially during the hot summer season of India. It gives you an instant burst of energy and an excellent protection against the heat strokes. For many hard-working farmers in India, sattu sharbat is a sort of quick morning fix that will get them through the day in the fields. Or maybe we can call it a desi protein mix sans any steroids. Why? Because it keeps you filled for longer hours, aids in digestion and gives you energy.
I am a huge fan and advocate of local regional drinks. Reason? They are free of any preservative, artificial color, steroid or carbon-dioxide. Most of them prepared with best available seasonal products making them totally apt for our diet. And the added bonus is a great taste. Once you try the sattu sharbat recipe it will surely become one of your favorite summertime thirst quenchers.
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- 1/4 Cup chana sattu sattu flour
- 4 glasses of chilled water
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 4 - 5 fresh mint leaves fine chopped
- 2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
- 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon black salt/rock salt
- Combine all the spices together and set aside.
- In a large pitcher combine sattu and water. Stir to mix nicely.
- Add the lemon juice and combine.
- Now add the spice mix and chopped mint leaves. Whisk to mix it.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
- Serve Sattu Sharbat chilled.