There has never been a single talk session that I have done and left without learning something new from the state, country or participants. On a trip to Kolkata, I learnt about this amazing drink made of roasted gram flour or what is popularly called in Northern India as “Sattu”. One of the participants in my session enlightened me about a drink made from ‘Sattu’ that the locals drink, that keeps them high on energy and healthy through the hot summer months.
I learnt of the health benefits of this drink that has been famous to states in the North of India for generations and used as a natural cure for several diseases as well as a high value, nutrient dense staple food. I picked up several packets of Sattu to bring back with me. What got my interest levels up were the keywords – Protein, Calcium, Fiber, Iron and Magnesium. Sattu has it all.
For many of you who don’t know me, I have the reputation of ripping a product apart, studying and researching on it in detail, testing it in labs for authenticity and nutritional values and then sharing it with everyone I can after using it myself.
‘Sattu’ is your equivalent to a ‘WHEY PROTEIN SHAKE’. Made of roasted gram flour, this composition is one of the highest sources of vegetarian protein and a quality that is most easily absorbed by the body.
60 grams (4 tbsp) of this roasted flour will give you 19.7 grams of high quality protein along with –
Calcium and magnesium (a fantastic combination as magnesium helps calcium get better absorbed into the body). This makes it excellent for bone health and prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Super healthy for growing children and adults!
Iron: (Iron deficiency is a leading problem and can cause severe health issues.Taking iron supplements can sometimes be too toxic to the liver and cause constipation) Natural iron is best.
Fiber: Excellent source of fiber. All of us know that fiber cleans out the colon and stomach, prevents and cures constipation and aids fat loss and energy levels.
Most of you will be thinking that ‘ Sattu’ will cause a lot of gas just like channa (garbanzo beans/chickpeas) do, in fact it’s just the opposite. Ayurveda states that in this form (sattu) people with gas will be relieved.
It aids fat and weight loss, it’s excellent for strong sexual health and is a natural colon cleanser.
For elderly people, sick people, bed ridden people, people recovering from serious diseases or surgery, sattu or roasted gram flour will build their strength and muscle mass rapidly.
I was not surprised, just overwhelmed, as once again I discover that nature has provided it all to us.We just fail to discover because we got caught up in the trap of marketing and media.
Sattu Can Be Your New Protein Shake
This is my new protein shake or better still, health drink. 4 tbsp with water OR chaas (buttermilk) sometimes I add pepper, sometimes, roasted cumin (jeera) and sometimes cinnamon. 20 grams of protein. I have one in the morning and one post work out, sometimes even another one as a mid-evening snack, because this glass of ‘Sattu’ fills you up and provides you more than sufficient protein.
You feel lighter, more toned, less bloated (some whey proteins cause temporary bloating) and you know what’s in your glass, unlike the numerous ingredients that you may not even understand on the jar of a whey protein. The person at the stall also said you can add jaggery to make it sweet. It’s an excellent summer drink, extremely cooling for the body.
It is Surprisingly Inexpensive
When compared to the amount you will pay for Whey Protein, Sattu is a much cheaper and effective alternative. In fact, you can get Sattu from the GOQii Health Store within the app for a discount using GOQii Cash. Putting the cost aside, what’s more important is that I know the quality of protein and what’s going into my glass. If you blend it, it’s better as it may tend to form lumps if not stirred well. Add some lemon to it and you can’t go wrong.
So make the change today and spread the word. The aim is to move from processed to natural! We hope this article helps you. Do share your thoughts in the comments below. For more on nutrition, check out Healthy Reads or ask a GOQii Coach by subscribing for personalized health coaching here: https://goqiiapp.page.link/bsr
Really very interesting! Especially for vegetarians.
Innovating idea. How do I prepare a shake or any other drink with Sattu. Please post the recipe.
Take a jug for mIxing, (you can use mixi) put kala namak , rock salt (sendha namak, roasted ajwain 2/3 gm. Jeera 1or 2 gm, 60 gm sattu, 180ml water, ice cube, and lemon juice to taste, mix well . Ready to drink.
Level of salt and lemon juice as per taste.
In addition you may add chopped onion along with finely chopped chilly, coriander leaves and mint leaves.
Anitha Rao says
Super. Will try it.
Alisha Das says
My sister is a regular gym goer, and her trainer had advised her to not drink sattu since it is all carbs. My experience with it, however, had a different story to share. One glass of sattu drink every morning – and an averagely active lifestyle, got me to drop as many as 5 kilos grams in a month. And that is without any gymming involved. I feel more energetic, and my leg muscles are gaining strength , which had been a problem area for me for a long time. This isn’t just another , घरेलू नुस्खा। this one is scientific, and works for real.
Same haha, I’ve been having sattu as my protein shake since a few years, my grandad told me about it :). Its really a cool thing
Excellent! Its an age old food and drink especially in Bihar and eastern UP!! The best summer drink to enjoyand very healthy!
Hello,How to prepare sattu powder?
Anusha Subramanian says
Hi! You can purchase Sattu Powder from the GOQii Health Store within the app
BBA Tuition in Rohini says
Nice! thank you so much! Thank you for sharing. Your blog posts are more interesting and informative. I think there are many people like and visit it regularly, including me.
Vivek Kumar says
Its very nice post work out supplement for carb+protein which help muscle recovery sattu adds coolness to muscles as well. Quick receipe– 1 Banana, 1 glass toned milk(you can use cold water if dont like milk),40-60gms Sattu blend it well , thats it your super recovery drink is ready!!!
Does it have enough protein to work after high intensity exercises like running
Atul VIJAY KUKEKAR says
Well your information is worth reading after all their is real data from your lab.
Thanks for giving all this information helping know the product / sattu’s more deeply.
When I used to do marketing job I was always very much worried for lunch as it’s not possible to carry home made food , and eating outside is neither healthy nor pocket friendly . So I gave the sattu a try , in 20 rs lunch done …… healthy, tasty and pocket friendly. I used to drink sattu 4-5 days a week and rest something else to not develope monotony on same food . Yes it has been a savior for total 8 years of my marketing career . I used to drink it every day when I was child but as I grew up I started to move on other foods but when I return to the same habit it’s been never deviate again .
Sattu is very calorie dense and is not an efficient source of protein. For example 100gm sattu has 21gm protein and 400 calories. Where as 100gm chicken has 27gm protein and only 240 calories.