Sattu drink or sattu sharbat with step by step photos. A healthy summer drink made with roasted gram flour. Roasted black chickpea flour is also known as chane ka sattu. This recipe of Sattu Drink is the simplest one that you can try at home. You just require sattu flour, chilled water, a sweetener and some black salt and your beverage is ready in a matter of minutes. Quick, fuss-free, beneficial and oh-so yum!
One of the quintessential uses of sattu flour in Indian cuisine is in the making of the Sattu Drink – a healthy, cooling and refreshing beverage made during the scorching summers in the Indian subcontinent. Majorly in Bihari cuisine and some more regions of North India.
I first got introduced to sattu as an ingredient, when we stayed for some days at my husband’s friends place, about 6 years back. Since on occasions, I would cook in the kitchen, one fine day when looking for besan, I opened up a jar of a light yellow colored flour with such a roasted good aroma of chana. I did guess it is a flour made from roasted chana, but did not know its culinary uses then.
Later we asked the friend and he said its called as sattu and this one he had got from Bihar. My husband’s friend being from Bihar, also told us that they make both sweet and savory drinks with the flour as well as sattu ke parathe, Litti Chokha and even Sattu ke ladoo.
One of the easiest way to include sattu flour in your diet is to make this sattu sharbat. I buy organic sattu flour and just mix the sattu flour with water. Add flavorings and seasonings and the sattu drink is ready to be served. Both sweet as well as savory drinks can be made with sattu. Here’s the flour pic for you.
Chane ka sattu, can be made at home, but its a time taking process. An easy way is buy some roasted chana without the skin. Then grind them to a fine powder. Seive and store in a bottle.
These drinks made from sattu are cooling in nature plus nutritious too. Having a low glycemic index, sattu is good for diabetics. In this post I am sharing the sweet version. You can call it sweet sattu drink or sattu sharbat. Sattu is good for both kids and adults alike.
For this sweet or meetha sattu, you can use jaggery, raw sugar or honey as a sweetener. I make with both sugar and jaggery, but partial to the one made with jaggery. The below picture is of meetha sattu made with jaggery.
The recipe serves 3, though you can just increase the proportions and make a mug full of sattu drink and refrigerate. So do try this meetha sattu in the summers.
How to make Sattu Drink
1. Take chilled water in individual glasses. You can also take all of the chilled water in a mug and then mix.
2. Add 2 tablespoons of sattu in each glass. You can make the drink thick or thin. You can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons more of sattu if you want.
3. The flour will settle down at the bottom of the glass.
4. Add sugar or jaggery as per taste. I usually add 2 to 3 teaspoon of sugar or jaggery powder per serving.
5. Add a pinch of black salt in each glass. For some tang, you can also add lemon or lime juice.
6. Stir and mix everything very well. Breaks small lumps if any with the spoon.
7. Serve meetha sattu drink after mixing. or you can even chill and serve later. The flour settles down, so if serving later, do stir and serve.
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- 1.5 litres chilled water or water at room temperature
- 6 tablespoon sattu (roasted black chickpea flour)
- 4 to 6 tablespoon regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar or jaggery – add as per taste
- ¼ teaspoon black salt or 2 to 3 pinches of black salt (optional)
- Take chilled water in individual glasses. You can also take all of the chilled water in a mug and then mix.
- Add 2 tbsp sattu in each glass.
- Add sugar or jaggery as per taste. I usually add 2 to 3 teaspoon of sugar or jaggery powder per serving.
- Add a pinch of black salt in each glass. For some tang, you can also add lemon or lime juice.
- Stir and mix everything very well.
- Serve after mixing. Or you can even chill and serve later. The flour settles down, so if serving later, do stir and serve..
This Sattu Drink post from the archives, originally published in May 2016 has been updated and republished on January 2023.
Insanely good stuff that I came across while we stayed in Kolkata…now in Toronto, I still crave and drink sattu daily as part of my morning routine haha!
I was intrigued by your recipe to add jaggery instead of sugar; I have to try that if I can find some gur soon. Thanks for the suggest and keep posting about good recipes like this 🙂
Having sattu drink everyday is a really good habit. Jaggery gives a nice rustic taste. Do try with it. Welcome and thank you.