Sattu ka paratha

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

20 Minutes

Cooking Time:

15 Minutes

Total Time:

35 Minutes

Servings:

5-6

Sattu ka Paratha is a traditional Bihari staple dish, usually made for breakfast or lunch. Sattu, which is roasted chana flour is considered to be a powerhouse of energy and protein. It is also rich in iron, sodium, fibre and magnesium. Sattu has properties that have a cooling effect, protects the body against sunstroke and thus it is mostly consumed in  summer season, in the form of Sattu Sharbat. Sattu has a low glycemic index, which makes it even beneficial for diabetes and weight loss. Sattu flour is widely used in Bihar in a lot of recipes.

Sattu ka Paratha is a stuffed paratha recipe where a few spices are added to the sattu flour to make a semi-dry mixture that is stuffed in wheat flour to make parathas. Commonly, pickles are added to the sattu stuffing to give a tangy spicy flavour but I have skipped it as I like to pair up the paratha with pickles than adding it inside the stuffing. You can choose to do either of it.

This Sattu Paratha tastes best when paired with curd, pickle or any mild gravy/ bharta.

Ingredients:

For the stuffing:

For the Cover:

Direction:

  • Take sattu flour in a bowl. To it, add carom seeds, ginger, garlic, onion and chopped green chillies.
sattu flour, sattu ka paratha
  • Also add chopped coriander, lemon juice and salt.
sattu flour, sattu ka paratha
  • Dry mix everything well. Then slowly keep adding water as you are mixing. Water should be just enough for the stuffing to hold its shape but should be partially dry.
sattu flour, sattu ka paratha
sattu flour, sattu ka paratha
  • Now knead the dough for outer covering using whole wheat flour, salt and water. This is similar to your regular roti dough. Take out a ball sized portion.
  • Press it with your fingers to make a small, palm sized flat round cover to fill in the stuffing inside. Keep the sides thin and the center slightly thick. Add round 1.5 tablespoon of the prepared stuffing.
sattu flour, sattu ka paratha
  • Now keep pulling the sides of the cover towards the center and keep pressing the stuffing inside to seal the cover and make a stuffed ball out of it.
sattu paratha
  • Dust some dry wheat flour on a surface and start rolling the ball with a rolling pin to make paratha. Adjust the thickness as per your preference.
sattu paratha
  • Place the paratha on a well heated tawa (griddle) and fry from both sides until done. Add around ½ teaspoon of oil to each paratha while roasting.
  • Sattu ka Paratha is ready to be served.
sattu ka paratha

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

20 Minutes

Cooking Time:

15 Minutes

Total Time:

35 Minutes

Servings:

5-6