Sattu Sharbat is one of my favorite childhood summer drinks. This sweet delight that originated in Bihar is known for its cooling properties. It is popular across the country. Once popular as a rural delicacy, Sattu Sharbat eventually caught the attention of the urban population. Sattu powder is basically made with roasted black chanas which is used to make the drink. It is also used as a condiment in various other dishes like Litti Chokha, Laddoos and even Parathas.
who runs Pot Belly that serves gurgaon, “Sattu Sharbat is a Bihari drink which is loved almost everywhere. We make the Sattu powder with roasted ground black chana, bay leaves and roasted jeera – all blended together. People in Punjab, however, have a different version of Sattu, wherein they add jowar (white millet flour) and jau ka atta(barley). Sattu can either be served sweet by mixing it with sugar and water or with jeera, hara dhaniya (coriander leaves), green chillies and kaala namak (black salt).Sattu Sharbat is very filling and healthy. It is full of nutrients, fiber and protein and is a brilliant summer cooler.”
(Also read: Sattu, the Healthy Flour You Should Add to Your Diet)