Sattu is a flour made from roasted bengal gram and is called the ‘Poor man's protein'. Rich in iron, manganese, and magnesium, and low on sodium, sattu provides instant energy and also works as a cooling agent.
Usage: One of the easiest uses of sattu is to make a health drink (sweet or salted). Made with sattu, onion, lemon juice, black salt, cumin powder, chaat masala and water this drink has a tangy and spicy taste. For making the sweet version, take a glass of milk, add two tablespoon sattu powder, one teaspoon sugar or jaggery and mix well. Sattu is also used in making the famous snack ‘litti’. Apart from that, you can make parathas, upma, or even porridge with it. It can also be mixed in milk, like protein powder and consumed.