A reader asked about sattu & here I am to write about it. To tell you the truth, I have never prepared it at home, but I know the method. But to be more accurate, I called one of my aunt(She often prepares it). Here is the recipe to prepare bihari sattu. Basically, chana daal is dry roasted with sand in a half broken clay pot called ‘Khapri’. Since it is difficult to get hold of it, you can use iron vessel. It will serve the same purpose.
U will need: Chana daal, Sand
Heat water in a vessel.Let it boil. Add Chana daal. Mix properly. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame. Drain the water & keep chana daal covered for 2-3 hours. Then lay it out on a soft cotton cloth & let it cool. Now heat a kadai (iron). Add sand to it. Dry roast daal along with sand(a little at a time). Separate daal from sand using a sieve. Now grind chana daal to a fine powder. Store in an air tight container. You can easily keep it for 2-3 months.
Tip of the Day: Keep the ratio of water & daal 1:2. For eg, 1/2 kg water for 1 kg daal.
Use natural sand, the one found near river or sea.