6 Recipes To Make With Sattu This Summer For Good Gut Health
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Sattu is a mixture that is prepared by dry roasting grains like barley in West Bengal. In other parts of the country, like Odisha, sattu is made by roasting different types of dry fruits, such as almonds and cashews, with grains like chickpea, barley, and millet. This powder is considered to be great for digestion, and many people like to dissolve it in a cup of milk as a source of multiple nutrients.

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 It also helps detoxify the body and provides relief from things like constipation and acidity. Other than all these health benefits, sattu is also great for the stomach during summer as it has cooling properties. During summer, it is extremely important to make the right food choices, as any wrong decision can create acid reflux or inflammation when the temperature is too high. Here are some of the top dishes that one can make with sattu in summer for their gut health.

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* Sattu Paratha

Sattu paratha is an easy-to-make recipe that is also quite delicious. This dish is made by using 2 to 3 tablespoons of sattu that is stuffed inside a regular paratha. Instead of using wheat flour, one can also use multigrain flour for paratha if they want to make it extra nutritious. To cook the paratha in a pan, one can use some desi ghee and cook it until it becomes crispy. This paratha will taste just like a regular paratha but will have additional health benefits. One can have it for breakfast with curd and pickles.

* Sattu Milk Porridge 

Sattu milk porridge is made by making a regular porridge and adding 4 to 5 tablespoons of sattu powder inside it. Porridge is anyway a very fibrous dish that is great for digestion. One can make it extra healthy by adding some sattu powder inside the dish. Instead of using sugar, one can go for jaggery to give it a sweet touch. Also, adding different types of dry fruits like walnuts, reasons, and almonds is a great choice. The dish can be consumed at any time of the day as it is light yet very nutritious.

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* Sattu Bharta

Sattu bharta is one of the most unconventional dishes on this list. To make this scrumptious bharta, one has to take 1½ cups of sattu and some chopped onions. Now, one can take the mashed roasted brinjal and cook it on low flame with some vegetable oil, green chillies, garlic cloves, and lemon juice. Chop onions and sattu powder can be added at the end, along with mustard seeds and some spices like black pepper and salt. The dish will be ready in 15 minutes and can be served with fresh boiled rice and even a chapati.

* Sattu Cheela

Sattu cheela is an easy and hassle-free breakfast recipe that gets prepared in almost no time. One has to make a batter with the help of chickpea flour, turmeric powder, salt, chopped onions, red chilli powder, and 5 to 6 tablespoons of sattu powder. All of this has to be mixed by adding some water. The batter should be poured over a nonstick pan and cooked with the help of some vegetable oil until it becomes golden brown. The appetising breakfast can be served with some tomato ketchup or green chutney.

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* Litti 

This list is incomplete without the mention of one of the most popular sattu recipes, litti. Litti chokha is a dish that is famous in many parts of the country, such as Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and many more. Litti stuffing is made by mixing sattu powder, salt, black pepper, and some grated onions. Some people also like to add lemon juice and pickle oil to give it an extra tantalising touch. Simultaneously, a person can knead a dough with the help of some wheat flour and make small balls out of it. These balls must be filled with one tablespoon of the sattu mixture and then covered with the dough on the top. The littis are then grilled on coals or a gas stove by using a griller.

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* Sattu Kebab

Sattu kebabs is a special and nutritious recipe that melts into the mouth. It is made with moong dal blended with soya chunks. Other ingredients that are used include garlic, cloves, coriander, leaves and ginger. A mixture is prepared by using 4 tablespoons of sattu powder, coriander leaves, garam masala, salt, pepper, and some turmeric. Now, the mixture of ground lentils is also added, and small kebabs are made by adding a little bit of water in the mixture. These kebabs can be shallow-fried or pan-fried until they become golden brown.