Sattu Ka Paratha ( A protein rich indian flatbread)

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Are you a vegetarian and looking for healthy preparations, which are full of protein and also tasty to eat?? then this Sattu ka Paratha is your answer. Sattu for the uninitiated is roasted channa dal powder and it packs a power punch with regards to protein in our diet.

A paratha very commonly made in Bihar and Jharkhand. This sattu ka paratha or savoury indian flatbread is very easy to make and rich in protein.

When Priya Suresh from Priya’s Versatile Recipes, gave me sattu ka atta and green chillies as my secret ingredients, i was stumped. I never realised that sattu ka atta was nothing but roasted channa dal ??? silly of me ..i went to the store and bought it :D. Anyways i started to look out for recipes which use this combination and came upon Sattu Ka Paratha.

Since this recipe is used in Jharkhand..i thought let me write a little bit about one of our newer and younger state. Jharkhand came into existence in November 2000, after it was shaped from the southern part of Bihar. Though relatively a small state, Jharkhand is known to have more than 40% of mineral reserves of India.

A paratha very commonly made in Bihar and Jharkhand. This sattu ka paratha or savoury indian flatbread is very easy to make and rich in protein.

Coming back to Sattu Ka Paratha, one can either buy the powder ready made from a store (like i did) or one can dry roast channa dal and powder it. For vegetarians getting protein into diet is not easy, we get our proteins from lentils, tofu and some diary products. This sattu ( roasted gram flour) is an excellent protein addition to our food. In our house we also use this powder to different dry curries, chutneys, or chutney powder. Did you know that this powder is also used by many a households to make ganji or malt powder to be mixed with milk. There is another very simple way to eat this…mix the sattu ka powder with some ghee and some sugar and that’s it…eat it as a desert…it tastes yumm..

A paratha very commonly made in Bihar and Jharkhand. This sattu ka paratha or savoury indian flatbread is very easy to make and rich in protein.

I made this Sattu ka Paratha for Ssshhh Cooking Secretly Challenge.

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Sattu Ka Paratha ( A protein rich indian flatbread)
A paratha very commonly made in Bihar and Jharkhand. This sattu ka paratha or savoury indian flatbread is very easy to make and rich in protein.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 -25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the dough
For the filling
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 -25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the dough
For the filling
A paratha very commonly made in Bihar and Jharkhand. This sattu ka paratha or savoury indian flatbread is very easy to make and rich in protein.
Instructions
  1. Form a soft dough with the given ingredients and let it rest covered in a warm place for 20 - 25 minutes
  2. Filling - add the oil to the sattu ka atta and rub it through so that the oil get equally mixed in the flour
  3. add rest of the ingredients to the sattu ka atta and mix well
  4. If the filling mixture feels too dry, add a little water to bring it all together
  5. Dough- equally portion the dough into 9 - 10 small balls
  6. Flatten the balls in your hand and add about 1 - 2 tbsp of the filling and close the dough edges to form a ball
  7. Rinse this ball in flour and make round flat bread ( like rotis or parathas)
  8. Heat a tava / skillet and add the paratha to it
  9. Once one side gets a little brown color, flip it it and cook the other side
  10. Add oil on both sides to get a nice brown colour on both sides.
  11. Repeat the process with the rest of the balls and filling.
  12. Serve hot with pickle or curd...we had it with rajma sabzi and curd
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21 comments

The Girl Next Door August 6, 2018 - 4:34 pm

I love sattu ka paratha! Yours looks so soft, perfect and yummy. 🙂

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priya August 8, 2018 - 4:24 pm

Thank you priya 😊

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mayurisjikoni August 8, 2018 - 2:06 am

Sattu parathas are so delcious and make a good breakfast meal or serve them with a curry for lunch or dinner. I hadn’t heard of sattu till I got introduced to it by my samdhan a couple of years back.

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priya August 8, 2018 - 4:24 pm

I hadn’t heard of them till this challenge 😀

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Renu Agrawal Dongre August 8, 2018 - 9:57 am

Yummy and healthy paratha, good for kids and adults alike. Paratha looks cooked perfectly.

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priya August 8, 2018 - 4:23 pm

Thank you renu

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Batter Up With Sujata August 8, 2018 - 11:30 am

I love love sattu weather it is paratha sharbat, litti or any other dishes. Your looks so delicious. Superb share.

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priya August 8, 2018 - 4:22 pm

Got to try litti soon 😊

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Batter Up With Sujata August 8, 2018 - 4:32 pm

And me too. Yet to try it at home 😊

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Shobha Keshwani August 13, 2018 - 3:29 am

Never tried out anything with sattu.. will try out this paratha for sure.

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priya August 29, 2018 - 5:31 pm

i also tried using sattu for the first time 🙂

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Aruna August 13, 2018 - 5:39 am

Your Sattu Paratha looks perfect and the spices you have used must lend it a lovely flavour. I use Sattu a lot as a source of protein.

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priya August 29, 2018 - 5:32 pm

My first recipe using sattu..hope to use it more often 🙂

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Vidya Narayan August 13, 2018 - 8:11 am

An ideal breakfast option. Sattu is a wonder ingredient and glad you turned it into a wholesome breakfast option with delish accompaniments.

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priya August 29, 2018 - 5:32 pm

Thank you Vidya 🙂

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Sujata Shukla August 13, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Nice to have a recipe for a different type of paratha. This one looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it out for myself.

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priya August 29, 2018 - 5:33 pm

Very interesting and a good source of protein 🙂

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Poonam Bachhav August 17, 2018 - 4:57 am

Have yet to try my hands on Sattu recipes..this is lovely share to begin with.

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priya August 29, 2018 - 5:34 pm

do try it..very simple and so nutritious 🙂

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Priya Suresh August 20, 2018 - 7:51 am

Sattu Ka paratha looks absolutely delicious and interesting one na. Well done Priya, those parathas came out extremely prefect.

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priya August 29, 2018 - 5:35 pm

oh thank you so much Priya 🙂

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