Sattu flour is an important ingredient in Bihari cuisine. There are so many dishes which use sattu and it is made out of sand roasted channa dhal. Sattu paratha, litti, sattu kachori, are some of the dishes made using sattu. I made it at home according to Nupur’s directions and it came out great. It was very flavourful and the litti I made was so delicious. Make this at home and enjoy the Bihar special dishes with the authentic taste.
I loved the colour of sattu flour. And it slightly resembled roasted gram. But there was some difference in taste and texture.
Take two cups of channa dhal and wash it thoroughly. Drain water and set aside.
Boil 3 cups of water and add the channa dhal.
Cook on medium flame until done. it may take 7-8 minutes. It should not turn mushy. If you crush a dhal, it should soft
Pour into a colander and drain water.
Transfer to a bowl, cover with cling wrap and set it on counter for 3-4 hours.
On a large cotton cloth spread the dhal like this and allow it to dry in shade for 3-4 hours.
When you bite, it must be soft and not completely dry.
Take the dhal to a heavy bottomed pan and roast it on low flame. Keep on stirring every 5 minutes.
Roast it for 45 minutes. The dhal should not change into brown. It should resemble roasted gram and soft and chewy to bite. Allow it to cool.
Grind it to a fine powder in a mixer. Store in a jar.