Sattu Drink that is Perfect for Summer 

Sattu Drink

As the weather gets warmer, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated and fed. Hi, I’m Mamona Adnan, and I’m excited to share with you today the Sattu Drink, a traditional Pakistani drink. This old drink is more than just a drink; it’s a cooling liquid that is said to be good for you and make you feel better. This guide is made just for our friends in the UK and USA and is perfect for anyone looking for a healthy, natural summer drink. It aims to bring a taste of Pakistani traditional knowledge to your table.

But what is Sattu?

Black chickpeas, also called Bengal gram, are cooked and then ground into a fine flour called sattu. In rural Pakistan, where it has been a mainstay of the food for hundreds of years, it has its roots. Sattu is a great source of energy because it is full of protein, fiber, and important nutrients. It has also been praised for cooling the body.

Sattu Drink

The Authentic Drink Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons of sattu flour
  • 2 tablespoons of jaggery or sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 glass of chilled water or as required
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  • In a large glass, combine the sattu flour and jaggery or sugar.
  • Slowly add chilled water, stirring continuously to ensure a smooth consistency.
  • Taste and adjust the sweetness if necessary.
  • Add ice cubes for an extra chill, perfect for those particularly hot days.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves, offering a refreshing aroma and flavor.

Tips for Making the Best Sattu Drink

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  • Make sure the sattu flour is very small so that the drink is smooth.
  • Feel free to change the sweetness and spices to your liking. This drink’s beauty is that it can be used in many ways.
  • Enjoy it best when served cold.

The Positive Effects of Sattu Juice

Don’t think this simple drink is only for cooling off. Sattu is a great drink for energy and muscle health because it is high in protein. Its high fiber content makes it easier to stomach, and its low glycemic index makes it good for people who are watching their blood sugar. Sattu’s minerals and vitamins are good for your health in general, from your skin and hair to your immune system.

Getting this recipe taken me back to my roots

For me, Sattu Drink is more than just a drink; it makes me think of home and the simple joys of Pakistan summers. For those of you in the UK and USA, reading this is like reading a piece of my history. I hope it brings you the same comfort and joy it does me.

After all that

Add this Drink to your summer routine for a fun and healthy way to stay hydrated as the days get longer and the temperature rises. There’s a real taste of Pakistan in your glass, ready to wake you up and keep you going all season. Enjoy the wealth of Pakistani food and the calming effects of sattu this summer. Wishing you health and happiness!

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Sattu Drink that is Perfect for Summer 

Recipe by Memona AdnanCourse: BeverageCuisine: Indian, PakistaniDifficulty: Easy


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Sattu Drink: This is the traditional Pakistani summer drink. It is made by mixing sattu flour (roasted chickpea powder) with water, adding sugar or jaggery to make it sweet, and adding a squeeze of lemon and a bit of cumin to taste.

This simple drink not only quenches your thirst but also has many health benefits, making it a great way to stay hydrated every day. It only takes 5 minutes to make and is a great way to cool off in the summer. It also gives you energy and helps your stomach.

This classic drink is a great way to get a healthy snack while enjoying a tasty treat.


  • 1/4 cup sattu flour (roasted chickpea flour)

  • 2 tablespoons sugar or jaggery (adjust to taste)

  • A pinch of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 3 cups chilled water

  • Ice cubes (optional)

  • Fresh mint leaves for garnishing (optional)


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sattu flour, sugar/jaggery, salt, and cumin powder.
  • Gradually add chilled water, stirring continuously to ensure a smooth mixture without lumps.
  • Stir in lemon juice, adjusting the quantity to taste.
  • Serve in glasses over ice cubes, garnished with fresh mint leaves, if desired.

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  • Hydrates and cools the body, perfect for summer.

  • Rich in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients for energy and health.

  • Aids in digestion and supports weight management.
  • Enjoy this refreshing and nutritious Sattu Drink as a perfect summer cooler or a healthful addition to your daily diet!


What if I can’t find sattu flour?

You can make sattu flour at home by roasting black chickpeas and grinding them into a fine powder.

Can I add flavors to my Drink?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with adding lemon juice, cumin powder, or a pinch of salt for a savory twist.

Why is drinking Sattu a good idea?

There are many health perks to drinking Sattu, such as:

Water: It’s a great way to stay hydrated, especially in the summer when it’s hot outside.

Drink for health: Sattu has a lot of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, and other nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy.

Digestive Health: The high fiber intake helps the digestive system and keeps problems like constipation at bay.

Boosts Energy: Because it has a lot of protein and complicated carbohydrates, it naturally boosts energy.

Effect on the Body: Cools the body, which makes it great for dealing with summer heat.

Management of Weight: It can be a wonderful complement to a diet plan for weight loss due to its high nutrient content and low calorie count.

Weight Management: It can help you lose weight because it is low in calories and high in nutrients.

What exactly is Sattu in Pakistani culture?

Sattu is loved and used in Pakistan just like it is in India. It is a popular part of Pakistani Drinks and is made from roasted barley or chickpeas. Some people in Pakistan make a drink called u0022Sattu Ka Sharbat,u0022 which is made from sattu. It is also used in many other recipes, both sweet and savory. For its cooling effects and health benefits, it is praised, which makes it a popular choice, especially in the summer.

Is Sattu Good for Losing Weight?

Sattu can help you control your weight and maybe even lose weight for a number of reasons:

High in Nutrients and Low in Calories: It gives you a lot of nutrients without adding a lot of calories, which makes it a great choice for a low-calorie diet.

Rich in Protein: Sattu is rich in protein, which helps build muscle and speed up the metabolism, both of which are important for losing weight.

Fiber-Rich: Its high fiber content makes you feel full for longer, which means you eat fewer calories total because you don’t snack or eat too much.

Levels of Energy: Sattu helps keep levels of energy stable, which can help you work out better and burn more calories.

Including sattu in your diet can help you control your weight as long as it’s part of a healthy, well-balanced diet.

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