7 Easy No-Oil Sattu-Based Recipes For Breakfast

The world of reels on social media is quite captivating, and these days, you can witness a lot of home chefs and influencers trying out the no-oil cooking technique. (That’s correct) People aren’t using even a single drop of oil to cook dishes, including gravy and puri. They are using water instead to ensure the ingredients do not burn in a hot pan. 

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If you want to row in the same boat as social media influencers, sattu is one such ingredient with which you can make a variety of no-oil dishes. It is nutritious and can be used to make savouries, beverages, and sweets in the morning. Here are a few no-oil sattu-based dishes that you can cook in the morning and start your day with a hearty meal.

Sattu Upma

In a hot pan, add cumin powder and roast it. Add chopped onions to it and keep the flame low. As the onions start turning translucent, add chopped green chillies. At this point, add a splash of water to prevent ingredients from burning. After a couple of minutes of sauteing, add chopped tomatoes. Pour in sattu flour and water into the pan. Allow the ingredients to come together, add black pepper powder and red chilli powder, and turn off the flame. Garnish hot upma with coriander leaves.

Sattu Porridge

One of the easiest recipes that you can cook without oil is porridge. Cook sattu flour with milk and water. After some time, you will notice the mixture thickening. Add sugar or jaggery according to your taste and stir the concoction continuously to ensure the sweeteners dissolve. After you are happy with the consistency, top the porridge with crushed dried fruits and nuts. Turn off the flame and enjoy it hot or cold.

Sattu Parfait

You don’t need whipped cream and chocolate to always make a delightful glass of parfait. You can use sattu as well. Once you have prepared sattu porridge, you can get a little creative with it as well. Let it cool off at room temperature. Start layering porridge in transparent glasses along with freshly chopped fruits like bananas, apples, berries, and more. You can add a dollop of yoghurt on the top and drizzle chocolate syrup to make it more interesting. 

Sattu Dosa

Mix sattu flour with water and some salt. Keep it aside for a while for it to rest and thicken a little bit. Meanwhile, you can prepare sambar and aloo masala. Once you have everything in place, take a hot pan, and spread sattu flour on it. Keep the layer as thin as possible. Let the dosa cook on medium flame. Once the base starts turning brown, you will witness the edges starting to peel off. Add aloo filling and serve the sattu dosa hot with sambar and chutney.

Sattu Smoothie

When you are running late for work, you need a recipe that is nutritious and does not require more than 10 minutes to prepare. To prepare sattu smoothie, blend your favourite fruits along with sattu flour and milk in the food processor. You can add sugar, honey, or maple syrup to make the beverage more sweet. It is perfect for children going to school early in the morning.

Sattu Idli

Much like sattu dosa, you can make sattu idli as well. After soaking sattu in water, you have to leave it overnight to ferment. To speed up the process, you can add some curd to the mixture as well. In the morning, add the fermented batter to idli moulds and cook the dish until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve hot idlis with sambar and chutney.

Sattu Uttapam

Who said you need butter to make uttapam? When you are using sattu, you don’t need a drop of oil to make pancakes. Make a thick batter of sattu flour and curd. Keep it aside for a while and chop a few vegetables like cabbage, carrot, and onion. Add sattu batter on a hot skillet and top it with chopped vegetables, cook both sides and serve hot with sambar and chutney. You can use the same batter to cook pancakes and serve these with a drizzle of sugar syrup on the top and chopped fruits on the side.