Saturday, August 29, 2009

recipe and procedure for making sattu ka paratha

sattu ka paratha recipe

Sattu ka paratha is truly banaras ka khana. Sattu is a flour of roasted gram and it is available in banaras very easily. Litti chokha might have come to Banaras via Bihar, the neighboring state but litti chokha and sattu ka paratha both are considered as their own by all Banaras walas.

When I don't get sattu it here in Delhi, I just powder some roasted gram in the spice grinder and use accordingly. Sattu can be used in so many healthy ways you know it already if you are looking for sattu ka paratha.

This paratha is a tasty and healthy food when served with tomato salsa or baingan ks bharta , or baingan ka chokha but most of the people like it as it is, may be with a bowl of dahi or some pickle or may be green coriander mint chutney too. Sattu ka paratha is a mundane breakfast for many so they don;t bother to make much accompaniments with these. We we make this paratha occasionally we want the chokha, chutney and dahi etc.

The recipe is simple. In a food processor or chopper it becomes easier but can be done manually too, chopping the onion garlic I mean. Else just chop everything fine so the flavours seep into the sattu powder well.

you need.........
one large onion
4-5 garlic cloves, an inch piece of ginger
and 2-3 green chillies and coriander leaves ( dint use cuz they are out of season) are processed to make a fine mince......
then mixed with 5-6 tbsp of sattu ( to make 4-5 parathas)
a tsp of ajwain seeds
2 tsp of aam ka achar spice mix ( straight from the achar jar)
2 tsp or more of lemon juice
and salt to taste

To make sattu ka paratha...

Mix all these well and sprinkle some water to mix so that the stuffing mixture becomes the same consistency as that of the dough. You have to massage the chopped onion garlic etc with sattu to make the water from the chopped vegetables to mix with the sattu, sprinkle a little more water if required.

This mixture is stuffed into whole wheat dough, rolled to make a flat round paratha and fried on hot tawa with some ghee.

sattu ka paratha recipe

Ready to eat, suitable for a weekend breakfast with lassi or dahi or as a dinner with some...tomato salsa. Having some sattu filling on the side is being greedy for the sattu goodness.

Here we enjoyed it with plan baingan ka chokha and plain Ramturai ka bharta. I fire roasted both baingan and ramturai, peeled them off and saved the pulp. Roasted baingan is mashed it only with salt and mustrad oil and the ramturai is blended in a mixie along with green chilly, little garlic, salt and mustard oil. Both these accompaniments are just too good with this paratha.

Let me know whenever you make sattu ka paratha.


  1. Hugs to u dear. The paratha is very nice. S also read ur post and mentioned it's very popular in Bihar. Adding achaar is a great idea.

  2. hmm.looks nice and love to try it :)

  3. yes it is very popular in bihar and eastern parts of UP...
    i have the famous litti chikha of bihar in my archives too.

  4. didn't know you could make paranthas with sattu ka atta. Looks delicious.
    In MP, especially Indore, I've had sattu ke laddoo which are like besan laddoo but better. If I am not mistaken Punjabis also make a sweet powdery stuff for prasad with it.

  5. Jaya..yes the sattu ke laddu i have tasted were made with jaggery molases and i am still looking for some molasses to make's awesome in taste .the other version of sattu ka laddu is with some ghee and powdered sugar which just so ordinary for me...:)

    the prasad punjabis make is not with's with whole wheat aatta slow rasted with ghee ( sometimes suji is also added...i am a UP girl ( my father got transfered to many places in the country) married to a punjabi , whose grandparents lived in Bihar( after partition)...lots of influences :)

  6. I love sattu ka paratha with green peas curry-anjan