Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sattu's Cold Soup


New Year begins with new promises, resolutions and loads of happy wishes for everyone. I am back to blogging after a loooong vacation.  Are you still stuck in vacation mode, why not to try something easy and healthy? Here I am with a “No Cook Cold Soup" made from "Sattu". I am sure most of you will recognize this age old recipe.
A staple from North India, Sattu was originally made of roasted gram flour but has now evolved to include other nutritious flours like barley, wheat etc. You can buy it from any Indian grocery store. Sattu is a perfect blend of balanced nutrients and is prepared in one of the healthiest cooking methods – roasting. Its high fibre content makes it healthy for the intestines. And a low glycemic index is good for diabetics as well. It has cooling properties. Cold soups are a particular variation on the traditional soup, wherein the temperature when served is kept at or below room temperature. They may be sweet or savoury. In summer, sweet cold soups can form part of a dessert tray. An example of a savoury chilled soup is gazpacho, a chilled vegetable-based soup originating from Spain.





Serve:   2

Preparation time: 10 minutes.


Ingredients:

Sattu:                                 6 tablespoon
Cold water:                        2 cups
Onion:                               1 small (finely chopped)
Green Chili:                       1/4 small (finely chopped)
Coriander leaf:                  2 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Black Salt:                        1 teaspoon
Red chili powder:              1/4 teaspoon
Lemon juice:                     2 tablespoon
Chat masala:                     1 teaspoon
Roasted Cumin powder:   1 teaspoon
Salt to taste



Method:

1) Mix all the ingredient in a big bowl.
2) Serve it cold or just below the room temperature as a soup or drink.


BON APPETIT...