Sattu Tikkis

Sattu, also known as the poor man’s protein, is popular in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Here, people have sattu in parathas and baatis and even make sweet or savoury drinks from it. These tikkis are like soft baatis and go very well with baigan bharta. They are protein-rich and low in carbohydrates, making them a good dinner option.


  • 1 cup sattu
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chillies
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • In a bowl, add the sattu, salt, cumin powder, chaat masala, coriander and water and make a lump-free mix.
  • Heat a pan and add 1 teaspoon of oil to it. Sauté the cumin seeds, garlic, chillies and onions for a minute.
  • Add the sattu mix to it and cook on a medium flame, stirring constantly till the water evaporates and it becomes like a dough.
  • Put the dough on a platform and knead it with light hands as it cools down.
  • Add the lemon juice and check for seasoning. Wet your hands with a little water and make small tikkis.
  • Heat a frying pan, smear it with some oil and cook the tikkis evenly on both sides.
  • Once they are done, serve them hot with your favourite chutney

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