Chana Sattu is a great substitute for modern-day Protein Powder, as they are available at exorbitant rates in the health food market.
Nutrition Value: 100 gms of Chana (Bengal gram) Sattu contains 413 calories, 26 gms protein and 18 gms of dietary fibre.
How to use: Popularly used as a cool drink mixed in cold water with jaggery powder as a sweetener. Fitness lovers can also use it as a cheaper alternative to protein powder. Can also be used as a stuffing for paranthas or mixed with regular wheat flour and cooked as a high fibre, high protein roti.
RECIPE: Chana Sattu stuffed Parantha
– Mix finely chopped onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies and green coriander in Chana Sattu.
– Add some ajvain (Carom seeds), salt. Mix well.
– Add Mustard oil (uncooked) to the mixture, mix it well such that it binds in a laddoo shape.
– Use this filling to stuff your Parantha. Cook on low flame.
Enjoy crispy, healthy Chana Sattu Paranthas, with homemade white butter or yellow butter of your choice.
How to store: Store the flour in an airtight steel or glass container. Ideally, it is advised to consume any flour within 30 days of milling. This is more so in the case of our flour because we do not treat it with any chemicals for increasing the shelf life. In the absence of any chemical treatment, such flour is more prone to catch worm infestation too. So, buy flours in small quantities and consume them well in time.