Sattu is a special type of Indian Flour. It is made by milling roasted grains, which gives it a special taste and it does not need to be heated before further working with it. It is the main ingredient in the popular Street Food Litti Chokha.
Barley is a grain that is very rich in iron, as well as fibre, calcium, protein and it has an especially low GI.
Benefits of Barley Millet:
- Super Rich in Iron, Fibre, Calcium & Protein
- Good for heart
- Rich in antioxidants, helps boost the immune system
- Builds Memory Power
- Good for muscle health
- Low Glycemic Index (GI)
Nutrition Value: Low in Glycemic Index and high in Fibre, Protein and Carbohydrate. Jau Sattu is a good substitute for modern-day – Protein Powders available at exorbitant rates in the health food market.
How to use: Popularly used as a cool drink. Therefore, it is mixed in cold water with jaggery as a sweetener. Furthermore, it can also be mixed with regular wheat flour and cooked as a high fibre, nutritious roti. Additionally, it can be made into Paranthas or Ladoos. Or you can make the delicious breakfast dish Sattu Cheela. For this dish mix besan, onions, tomatoes, salt, pepper, buttermilk/water and, of course, 6-7 spoons of sattu and fry in a pan.
How to store: Store the flour in an airtight steel or glass container. Ideally, it is advised to consume any flour within 15 – 20 days of milling otherwise its nutrition start getting depleted and flour starts getting stale. This is more so in the case of our flour which is not treated by any chemicals for increasing shelf life. In absence of any chemical treatment, such flour is more prone to catch worm infestation too. So, buy in small quantities and consume it well in time.