Sattu Ladoo Recipe is healthy energy balls made with roasted Bengal Gram Flour. Sattu is rich in protein and is widely used as a superfood.
I was pretty new to Delhi and had just got a new job. It was peak summers in Delhi and summers in Delhi are extremely hot.
It wasn’t new for me, considering I had moved to Delhi from another city where too, the summers were hot. But it wasn’t as hot as it was in Delhi.
Times were tough. I had to find a place to stay. I was staying with one of my friends until then.
It was my first day at office when I met this guy – a jovial guy, very pleasing and happy, and cracking jokes and making everybody laugh all through the day.
We quickly became friends and I enjoyed his company.
The next day, we were supposed to go for a compulsory medical checkup as part of the job requirement. I had little clue about the place and was wondering how I would make it to the dispensary.
That’s when he walked over to me and asked, “How are you planning to go for the medical checkup tomorrow?”
And before I could respond, he continued, “If you are ok, I can come and pick you up. This place is near my house and your house too is not too far from there”.
He was promptly there in the morning. I didn’t have a mobile phone then and calls were costly (even incoming calls were chargeable, hence very few people had mobile phones), but I was ready and waiting
After the medical checkup, he looked at me and said, “Let me introduce you to somebody. I will take you somewhere”.
I kept asking but he didn’t respond. He said, it was a surprise.
He drove me to his home. And then said to me, “You were looking for a house, right? I got to know about a vacant house here, just fit for you. You can talk to the landlady”.
And he introduced me to this elderly woman. We closed everything in the next 10 minutes and that house was my first abode in Delhi for more than 2 years.
And the amount of help I got from the landlady was what helped me sustain in Delhi at that point.
When we had finalized everything, he looked at me and said, “Now onto the second surprise. Let me introduce you to somebody else. Come over”.
I followed him into his house. As soon as I entered, a kid came running and hugged him.
He then introduced, “Say hello to uncle”.
And then looked at me and said, “This is my son”.
He then called over to his wife. As his wife came out of the kitchen, he introduced her to me, “This is my wife”.
I was standing there stunned.
Because, I saw him writing his marital status as “SINGLE”, on the form that he had filled the previous day at the office.
I took him to aside and asked him, “Why did you write “Single”, in the marital status column in the employment form?”
He smiled and said, “Kabhi kabhi life mein excitement aur fun zaroori hota hai (Sometimes, in life you need a little bit of fun and excitement).
As I sat down on the sofa, he told his wife, “This brother is new to Delhi and the heat here. Why not refresh him with that refreshing Bihari drink?”
I looked at him as if enquiring what it is.
And he said, “You wouldn’t have heard of it unless you have been to a genuine Bihari’s house. It is Sattu Sharbat”.
That was the first day that I had Sattu Sharbat. I loved the taste of the drink and it stayed with me forever until I got married to a Bihari.
Sheer coincidence that my better half had to be a Bihari or, probably a deliberate attempt to cherish that loverly taste of Sattu.
… and maybe to cherish the hospitality that I got from a completely unknown stranger. Who I somehow lost during the course of a journey called life.
That taste of Sattu still lives on my lips, for the taste of the drink and more so for the liveliness and affection that I saw from a complete stranger, especially in a place like that of Delhi where nobody is really concerned about you.
Sattu Ladoo Recipe – How to Make Sattu ke Laddu
Sattu Ladoo Recipe is a healthy sweet snack recipe. Sattu ladoo recipe is a good option to pack for your kid’s lunch box.
Sattu is nothing but Bengal gram roasted and then ground to a powder. Sattu is about 20% protein by weight and contains calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium.
The nutty flavor of roasted gram flour and ghee give this recipe a great taste. Sattu is called the ‘Poor man’s protein’.
Sattu if often called as energy balls. Thanks to Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh, this underrated food ingredient is steadily gaining popularity in recent times.
Sattu is ideal for the all-round nourishment of the human body. It is also beneficial for growing children, pregnant women, and senior citizens.
Though it is readily available in the market, you can also easily make it at home. All you need to do is to roast the gram (chana) in a wok.
Let it cool, then finely grind the roasted chana in a grinder. Your homemade sattu is ready to use. You may or may not remove the husk.
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- 1 cup Sattu Flour
- 1/2 cup Jaggery Powder or to taste
- 4 tbsp Ghee
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai or pan.
Add sattu flour to it and mix the flour with the ghee and roast sattu flour on a low flame.
Stir in between while roasting.
Roast sattu for about 2-3 minutes on a low flame. The sattu just needs to be lightly roasted.
Remove in a separate bowl.
Add jaggery powder and cardamom powder to it and mix everything well.
Add 3 tbsp ghee to it and give it a nice mix.
Now shape this mixture into ladoos while the mixture is still warm.
If you are unable to form ladoos, then add some more ghee.
Serve sattu laddu as a sweet snack.
These ladoos stay good at room temperature for a week.
If its too hot and humid, where you live, then do refrigerate these ladoos.
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