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Sattu Paratha | Sattu Ka Paratha Recipe

A popular staple food of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand- Sattu Paratha. I am not sure how many of you know what Sattu is, Well…if you want to know then you can ask any of your friend from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, or Jharkhand and ask them to bring you either Sattu Paratha or Litti. 😀  Well…it’s nothing but a kind of flour made of roasted bengal gram/ chana dal. Yes, it is THAT simple. But what makes it different, is the way of making this flour. Traditionally, bengal gram was roasted using sand in an iron vessel and then ground to a flour consistency. That’s enough knowledge about preparing Sattu. 😀

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After moving to the USA, one thing about which I was really concerned about was where to get Sattu from. 😀 But thanks to the Indian grocery stores here, they literally have each and everything which is sometimes hard to find even in India. 😛 I have always been a die-hard fan of Sattu Paratha or Litti cooked by my mom. Actually, there is no difference is Litti and Sattu Paratha except the size and thickness, but I love Sattu Paratha more than Litti. ❤ I can have Sattu Paratha or Litti for Breakfast-Brunch-Lunch-Snack-Dinner-Breakfast-Brunch-Lunch-Snack-dinner and repeat. 😛 Yes, Seriously! As sattu has cooling effects, so it is also used to make Sattu Namkeen Sharbat in summers.

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Though there is no recipe which our Google Baba cannot tell. But still, there are some tips and tricks which only your mom can tell. And this recipe is my mom’s recipe. 🙂 I cannot replicate the same but I tried. 🙂

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Serves 2

Ingredients:

For Dough

  • 3 Cup wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp carom seeds/ ajwain
  • 1 Tsp black caraway seeds (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • Salt as required
  • Lukewarm water, for kneading

For Stuffing

  • 2 Cup sattu
  • 1 Small onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 5-6 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2-inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • 3-4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp masala of mango pickle ( preferably homemade)
  • 1 Tbsp carom seeds/ ajwain
  • 2 Tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt as required

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Sattu Paratha | Sattu Ka Paratha Recipe

Recipe:

Step 1- Add carom seeds, black caraway seeds, oil, and salt to wheat flour and knead into a soft dough using lukewarm water. Cover the dough with wet cloth and keep aside

Step 2- In a mixing bowl take sattu and add carom seeds, pickle masala, chopped onion, chopped green chilies, chopped ginger-garlic, mustard oil, lemon juice, and salt. Mix well using your hand

Step 3- Divide the dough into medium balls. Take a dough ball, roll and flatten it a bit.  Put 2tbsp of the sattu mixture in the center and start making pleats by closing the edges and bring them to the center. Again make it into a ball and roll like a chapati

Step 4- Heat a pan on a high flame and place the rolled paratha on the hot pan and when the base is slightly cooked, flip the paratha. Flip again and spread some ghee/ oil all over the paratha. Spread some ghee/ oil on the other side too. Press the paratha slightly on the edges to cook the edges well. When the paratha is cooked properly from both the sides and remove on a paper napkin

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Serve Sattu Paratha with baingan ka bharta/ aloo ka chokha/ chutney or with leftover chicken curry. 🙂

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Spring Onion And Methi Paratha

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Spring onion & methi paratha is a very good alternative for your usual stuffed parathas. Here’s a paratha which is delicious yet low in calorie and very healthy 😀 Serve these yummy paratha with curd and some tongue tickling pickle and enjoy 🙂

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Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Spring Onion And Methi Paratha

Serves 2

Ingredients:

For Dough

  • 1 Cup wheat flour
  • 1 Tsp carom seeds
  • 1 Tbsp ghee/ oil
  • 1/2 Tsp salt

For Stuffing

  • 1 Cup methi leaves
  • 1 Cup chopped spring onion leaves
  • 2 Chopped green chilies
  • 2 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp red chili powder
  • Salt as required
  • Ghee/ oil for cooking

Recipe:

Step 1- Add carom seeds, salt and oil to wheat flour and knead to a smooth dough using luke warm water and keep aside

Step 2- Heat oil in a pan and sauté cumin seeds, chopped green chili and garlic for 20secs and then add chopped spring onion leaves and methi leaves

Step 3- Fry the leaves for 10secs and then add garam masala, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt. Mix well and turn off the flame. Do not leave the stuffing for longer time otherwise it will start releasing water

Step 4- Divide the dough into equal parts. Take one and stuff 1tbsp of filling in it and close the edges. Roll using light hand otherwise the stuffing will come out

Dust the ball with some flour and start rolling the paratha. Roll like a thick roti

Step 5- Heat a tawa and place the paratha. When one side is half cooked flip the paratha

Spread ghee/ oil and cook until you see brown spots. Flip again and apply ghee/ oil on the other side too

Step 6- Flip more if required. Cook until the paratha is evenly cooked and remove on a kitchen towel

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Mooli/Radish Paratha

Mooli/ Radish is not a very popular vegetable because of its pungent smell and strong taste. But even if you are not a fan of mooli/radish you will love this dish “Mooli/Radish Paratha”. Parathas are an authentic dish from the land of Punjab. img_7852-2

The most popular way of making gobi/ mooli/ aloo/ matar or any parathas other than plain paratha are by stuffing the filling in parathas dough. You can either stuff the filling in dough, or sauté the fillings and then stuff in paratha dough or knead the filling ingredients with flour and then prepare parathas. All tastes good.

Related Posts:  Palak Paratha,Broccoli Paratha,Aloo Paratha,Sattu Paratha

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As preparing stuffing and kneading dough and then cooking paratha requires lot of time. So here’s a easy recipe for “Mooli/ Radish Paratha”.

Make sure after you grate mooli just remove the juice from it. You can use it while kneading dough.

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Mooli/ Radish
  • 2 Chopped green chilies
  • 1.5 Cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 1/4 Tsp black caraway seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin powder
  • Salt as required
  • Water for kneading
  • Ghee/Oil/Butter

Recipe:

Step 1- Grate the mooli/ radish, add 1tsp salt and keep aside for 15mins and then squeeze the water from it. Mix all the ingredients and grated mooli/ radish in wheat flour and knead to a soft dough

Do not leave the dough for longer time otherwise the radish will start leaving water and the dough will become sticky

Step 3- Divide the dough into 10-12 portions and roll like  roti/ paratha shape. It should not be too thin or too thick

Step 4- Heat a tawa and cook the parathas on high flame. Cook the paratha from both the sides until golden brown and apply ghee/ oil/ butter

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Palak/ Spinach Paratha

“Palak/ Spinach Paratha” Easy, Healthy And Delicious Paratha. A smart way to include green vegetables for those who refuses to eat green leafy vegetables 😀

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Palak/ Spinach is power packed with nutrients. It also helps us to prevent iron deficiency and boost our immunity.

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There are several ways to include Spinach/ Palak in your diet. As I was craving for parathas, so tried my hand on something healthier. 😀 🙂

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 200gms Palak/ Spinach
  • 1 Cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 Tsp ajwain/ carom seeds
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • Salt as required
  • oil/ ghee for making parathas

Recipe:

Step 1- Rinse the spinach/ palak leaves very well and drain them. Boil water in kadhai and let the palak leaves boil for 5-6mins. wash the leaves immediately with cold water

Keep some of the palak stock for kneading dough

Step 2- Add little stock to palak leaves and make smooth puree

Step 3- Mix carom seeds, salt, oil and palak puree in wheat flour and make a soft dough

Use palak stock if required

Step 4- Divide the dough into equal balls and roll like parathas

Step 5- Heat a tawa/ pan and cook the parathas by applying oil/ ghee

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Serve hot with any curry, curd or coriander chutney.

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Best served with Tawa paneer masala , Garlic paneer , Aloo capsicum or Baingan bharta. You can even serve with non-veg dishes of your choice. 🙂

Broccoli-Corn Flour Paratha

“Broccoli Paratha” Small Variation To Our Traditional Paratha 😀 When you don’t like broccoli but you know it’s good for health AND when there is no other option left in your fridge 😛 Make parathas using broccoli.

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Eat broccoli for a Healthy Heart, Good Skin, Weight Loss, For Hair Growth, For Good Immune System and many more. We all know the benefits of broccoli but still avoid eating it 😛

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Eating steamed broccoli is VERY beneficial for our health but who would like to eat steamed broccoli where there are other options available. This tasty recipe is for those who don’t like broccoli.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup corn flour
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/4 Tsp ajwain/ carom seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp mangraila/ black caraway seeds
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Cup grated broccoli
  • 1 Green chili finely chopped
  • Salt as required
  • Water to make dough (Luke warm)

Recipe:

Step 1- Mix wheat flour, corn flour, oil, ajwain/ carom seeds, mangraila/ black caraway seeds, pinch of turmeric powder and mix well

Step 2- Now add grated broccoli, chopped green chili, and salt and knead using luke warm water to make soft dough

Using luke warm water will make your dough soft. You can also use normal water

Step 3- Knead until you get soft and smooth dough. Do not add more water otherwise dough will become sticky. Cover the dough with wet cloth and keep aside for 10mins

Step 4- Divide the dough into equal proportions and roll like parathas

Step 5- Heat tawa and cook parathas on high flame using very less oil

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Serve with Aloo Tamatar ki sabji and rayta 🙂