Refreshers can be made only from fruits or vegetables!Right?Wrong!Lentils can also contribute in cooling the body like this wonderful elixir.This is made from Sattu – a readymade powder of roasted lentils which is very easily available in the market.This recipe is inspired from Nisha Madhulika’s amazing blog and I just wish to thank her for the recipe which had my family fall in love with this amazing refresher!
This drink originated in Bihar.The combined states of Uttar Pradesh,Delhi and Bihar have blazing hot summers with temperatures exceeding 45 degrees C as a result of which these cooling drinks were invented to cool the body and mind.The best part is that this lovely drink can also be given to a person suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke or whose body gets heated up very fast.
During fasts like Navratri,this drink can be prepared with Rock Salt(Sendha Namak) to cool the senses!
Preparation Time : 20 – 25 minutes
Makes : 2 servings (standard beverage glass)
3/4 cup Chana Sattu ka Atta
2 glasses cold water
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Salt (Kala Namak)
1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
1/2 tbsp minced Green Chillies
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp Cumin Powder(Jeera) – roasted
Ice cubes as needed
Take the Sattu ka Atta in a saucepan and add 1/2 glass of water.Mix with a whisk till fully dissolved and no lumps of the Sattu ka Atta remain.Add lemon juice,salt,black salt,mint,chillies and cumin powder and mix well.Leave for 5-10 minutes.
In 2 glasses add ice cubes as required.Pour over the drink through a tea strainer.Float some mint leaves at the top for added zing.Serve chilled.
Lovely Salted Sattu Drink…