The calcium and protein-rich sattu has several health benefits, from improving bowel movement, increasing appetite, reducing weight to increasing energy.
For those (especially the millennials) not familiar with sattu, it is a powder made by grinding dry-roasted Bengal gram. And in Bihar, people who consume it are fondly called ‘Sattukhor’.
Often referred to as ‘poor man’s food’, the ubiquitous superfood is widely used in regional cuisines of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Punjab and Delhi.
Besides, being consumed directly, sattu can be eaten in multiple ways – as Sharbat in Bihar, as a Paratha in Delhi or Chatua (sattu mixed with fruits) in Odisha. This calcium-and-protein-rich powder has several health benefits like improving bowel movement, increasing appetite, reducing weight and enhancing energy.