Sattu Kebab is an easy, tasty & nutritious one that is full of fiber and nourishment. These are excellent for Diabetics also as Sattu has a very low Glycemic Index.
Sattu Atta, the wonder flour, is excellent to beat the heat because of its immense cooling properties.
In case you wish to make it Vegan or Gluten-free then easy replacements are shared too.
Another very healthy snack from my kitty for all of you…Sattu n Veggies Kebab in Airfryer. I have made these in the air fryer but these can be easily made on the skillet with little oil.
Actually, I started making Sattu Chokha but we didn’t relish the taste much, maybe because we had it for the first time or whatever. Then it struck me as to why not cook it. So, I baked these in my Phillips air fryer. Not only do they become crispy but very tasty too. Hubby dear even said that they tasted like Masala Vada (made from split Bengal Gram).
In my next trial, along with the veggies, I added grated and squeezed bottle gourd (Lauki) and some curd also to the mix. This is because Sattu is very dry and therefore a lot of oil needs to be added to it. I reduced the quantity of oil by adding curd and bottle gourd (lauki). This made it nutritious also and richer in taste. Apart from this, I added a little bit of semolina to it to make it slightly crispy. All these changes were wholeheartedly approved by my family and then only it is there right in front of you. Try it, feel free to add as many veggies as you want.
What Is Sattu Flour?
Sattu, belonging to the state of Bihar and Jharkhand, is nothing but roasted gram flour, that is, flour made by grinding roasted Chana.
Other than Chane Ka Sattu (roasted gram Sattu) we also have Jau Ka Sattu (Barley Sattu ) which is more popular in the rural areas of Punjab and adjoining states. But today, we are talking about gram Sattu or say Chane ka Sattu.
Must Read: Litti Chokha Recipe Using Sattu Atta
Difference Between Sattu And Besan
- Sattu flour is different from chickpea flour (Besan).
- Though made with the same ingredients, both more or less look alike and both are gluten-free,
- The difference is that Sattu is the flour of roasted gram whereas Besan is the flour of raw gram.
- Because of this reason, Besan needs to be cooked but Sattu is ready to eat flour. A flour that can be consumed as it is in a variety of dishes both sweet and savory.
- Sattu is a storehouse of nutrients and energy.
- Packed with protein, fiber, magnesium, and antioxidants.
- Rich in fiber thus helpful in indigestion and stomach-related ailments. One can get rid of problems like flatulence, premature aging, constipation, etc by consuming it on a regular basis.
- Good for all age groups be it, children or elderly people.
- Low glycemic index and thus is beneficial for Sugar patients and those suffering from high BP.
- Nourishes the skin by balancing the water levels in the body.
- Excellent for pregnant women, during menstruation and even for nursing mothers as it restores the lost nutrients beautifully. You can read more about this magical flour here.
- Besides being economical, ready to use, and still full of benefits, Sattu is very kitchen friendly.
- You can have it sweet or salty, as a drink or as a dish.
- You can add it to your day-to-day flour and make chapatis.
- Or make Sattu Chokha, which is nothing but savory balls made from Sattu and lots of veggies.
- Add a spoonful of it to your buttermilk or lemonade or Jaljeera.
- Or simply add salt, pepper, finely chopped onions, and green coriander, Sattu in a glass of water. Mix everything and a healthy n delicious drink is ready.
To make it Gluten-free, replace semolina with rice flour.
To make it Vegan, replace curd with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Thus a quick, simple, easy, healthy n delicious snack is there. Actually, there is no fixed recipe for making these kebabs.
Just take Sattu flour as the base and add to it whatever veggies you can get hold of. As it is dry, use a lot of Lauki and other veggies. The flavor of ginger and cilantro increases its taste in manifolds. Just mix in everything and saute till golden brown.
Step By Step Recipe
- Take everything, Sattu flour, semolina, veggies, curd, salt, and pepper (or garam masala) in a bowl.
- Mix nicely.
- Form a dough, if need be, add very little water.
- Grease your hands and shape kebabs.
- Cook in air fryer until golden brown or shallow fry in a pan.
- Serve with tomato ketchup or green chutney.
- Tastes best with green coriander dip.
- More the veggies better the taste.
Hope you will surely try out this yummy and healthy recipe of Sattu Kebabs for your loved ones.
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Kebab with Sattu Atta
- 1 Cup Sattu
- 2 Tablespoon Fine Semolina See Note 4
- 1/4 Cup Grated Bottle Gourd Or Raw Papaya
- 1/2 Cup Mixed Veggies Chopped finely Carrot, onion, capsicum, tomatoes, etc
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon Chopped Green Chilli
- 1 Tablespoon Curd See Note 5
- 1 Tablespoon Dried and Crushed Fenugreek Leaves Kasoori Methi
- 2 Tablespoon Oil
- Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
- Chop veggies very finely.
- Preheat Airfryer at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Take Sattu, semolina, oil, grated and squeezed bottle gourd, chopped veggies, curd, dried and crushed fenugreek leaves (Kasoori methi), salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- Mix everything nicely.
- Make a slightly tight dough using water, adding 1 teaspoon at a time. Be very careful while adding water. Since veggies are already high in moisture you may not even need water or if required then very little only.
- Grease your hands with little oil and make kebabs of any shape.
- Place in the Airfryer basket and cook for nearly 10 minutes or until golden brown. No need to grease the Airfryer basket.
- Alternatively, you can shallow fry these kebabs in a pan with little oil.
- Serve with tomato ketchup or green coriander chutney.
- Add water very cautiously. If added even a little more then it will be sticky, unable to form kebabs.
- In case you end up adding more water then add little Sattu to adjust consistency.
- Add veggies of your choice. I normally add capsicum, onions, tomatoes, carrots, and bottle gourd. Add lots of cilantro, ginger, and green chilies also.
- To make it Gluten-free, replace semolina with rice flour.
- To make it Vegan, replace curd with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. It is better to grease your hands before shaping kebabs. Or brush the kebabs with oil after shaping.
By Smitanjali Mishra
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