December 31, 2017

Makuni | Sattu Paratha from Bihar | Healthy Breakfast recipes

As we step into the new year a few hours from now, looking back its been a great year on the healthy eating front. Although I didn't blog as much as I thought I would, its been a satisfying year on all counts. This month, for the Sshh Secret Cooking Challenge, I was paired with Priya Iyer who gave me Wholwheat and Besan as the secret ingredients. I had an inkling I would make either Litti or Paratha. Having used Sattu earlier in the Sattu ka Sharbat (two ways), I was excited to use this ingredient again and so this Sattu Paratha or Makuni (as its called locally) came about. 

Sattu is basically processed Channa Dal roasted over coal and hot sand, sieved & powdered (for simple purposes, its roasted gram powder). The recipe is a proteinicious, filling meal that we had for our dinner. I served it with some salad, pickle and yellow dal. We were full till the next day's lunch (yes, skipped breakfast too). It tastes reasonably good when cold too, so the next batch went into kiddo's lunchbox which she enjoyed again with pickle. Nupur's recipe had a detailed description of how this is made. As I had store bought sattu, I used the same. 

Before we move on, here's wishing all my readers and blogger friends a very successful 2018 ahead !!

Similar parathas on this blog:
Few ingredients that can transform an everyday meal into a delicious one. Let's see how to make it.

Sattu ka paratha | Flattened Indian bread stuffed with roasted gram powder and spices
Vegan ; makes : 4  ; adapted from : Nupur's recipe
Course : Snack / breakfast / Dinner 

Ingredients :

Covering -

  • Wholewheat flour / Atta - 2 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 TBSP
  • Warm water - as required to knead


  • Sattu ka atta - 1/2 cup
  • Onions finely chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 TBSP
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • ginger grated - 1/2 tsp 
  • Kalonji (nigella) seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Mango pickle with the pickle oil - 2 tsp (homemade or storebought)
  • Coriander seeds - crushed (opt.) - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder / green chillies crushed - to taste
  • Coriander leaves / cilantro - 2 tsp (finely chopped)

How to make:

  1. Knead the outer covering to a smooth, semi soft dough (keep covered for 30 mins)
  2. In a bowl, mix all ingredients except oil. Now add the oil and bring it all together to a semi dry stuffing consistency 
  3. Heat tawa (griddle). Pinch out small portions of the dough, flatten into a disc of 4-5 inches diameter, put in a tsp or two of the stuffing, close carefully and roll out carefully like other parathas. 
  4. Place on a medium hot tava, Drizzle oil all around and cook till its nice and golden on both sides. 
  5. Serve hot (it tastes best that way !! ) with salad, pickle and yoghurt. Just this paratha and chilled yoghurt also tastes yum :-)


  1. Looks delicious.. I must try this paratha with sattu. Never tasted it.

  2. a healthy paratha share...yum

  3. The sattu paratha sounds so flavorful and delicious !

  4. This is a healthy and tasty dish..... Good to fill the stomach and good for taste buds too.....

  5. Pass the plate Kalyani.

  6. Super healthy share this is 👌

  7. Delicious and healthy Sattu paratha !

  8. Wow! Droolworthy, for sure! :)

  9. Lovely looking parathas!Perfect breakfast treat!

  10. I love these parathas with pickle and some masala tea... filling and healthy.


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