Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Sattu Paratha

Sattu is basically a mixture of pulses and cereals that are roasted and ground.It includes p
ulses like chickpeas(gram/chana),pigeon peas(arhar/toor dal),green peas(matar),grass peas(khesari),horse gram(kurthi) and cereals like corn(makai) and barley(jo).Sattu is also known as chhatua or saat-anaaj(7 ingredients).It is basically originated in Bihar but is also popular in neighbouring states like WB,Orissa,Jharkand and UP.So here is one healthy and delicious savoury
dish made of sattu..

Ingredients -
garlic cloves(3-4)
green chillies(2-3)
ajwain/carom seeds(1/2 tspn)
kalonji/onion seeds(1/2 tspn)
salt to taste
lemon juice(2tspn)
pickle/achaar masala(optional)
wheat flour/atta(2cups)

Chop the garlic and green chillies finely.
Take sattu in a mixing bowl.
Add the chopped garlic,chillies,ajwain,kalonji,salt,lemon juice and achaar ka masala to it.
Sprinkle some water lightly.The stuffing should be a bit dry.
Add salt to the wheat flour and knead using water.
Make balls out of the flour.
Roll a ball into a small roti.
Place the sattu stuffing inside it,seal the edges and roll into a paratha.
Heat a non-stick tawa.
Cook the paratha on both sides applying ghee/oil.
Serve hot sattu parathas with baigan ka bharta or dum aloo :-)

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