Drink Satto.

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/satto-thumb.jpgHeat has once again started to grip up the city, it’s not too hot but hot enough to make you sweat while you are on the streets in the day. Along with the heat several drinks make their appearance on the streets of our city and I am sure many of you have already tried out most of them but there is one which not many of you may be familiar with.

This particular drink called “Satto” is made by grinding roosted barley (or Gram pea) into a flour and is available in a plastic bag sold on push carts all over the city throughout the summers. All you need to do is add around two table spoon of Satto with equal quantity of fine sugar into a glass of cold water, mix it well and enjoy it. I don’t know about others but I particularly enjoy this drink at least twice every week or so throughout the year and I am sure those of you who like to try new things, this won’t at all be a disappointing experience for you, for those who have already tried it do share with us your thoughts about Satto.

15 Comments so far

  1. jacktheripper (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

    spent a considerable amount of time to figure out word SATTO,

    i thought it was something like SEATO and CENTO, but i asked my self, how could one drink TREATIES, treaties could only be broken,you could not eat or drink treaties, then after reading ur post i realized it was,


    oh gosh!

  2. jacktheripper (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    thats what came to my mind,


    as like,


  3. Balma (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

    What! the marketing people haven’t figured out that their Satto sale will grow 100 times if they advertize the link betweem Sattoo and prophet Muhammad?
    totally amazed!

  4. huzoor (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

    @Balma – And what is that link?

    by the way, anyone know what satto is called in english?

    sounds like sutta (as in cigaratte) to me

  5. kaduna (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 10:41 pm


    Thats my all time favorite drink!. Havnt had it for about 20 odd years. But i LURRVVVVVVVVV it.

    Does anyone know if it is possible to make it at home from ingredients?

  6. Anathema (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 11:54 pm

    other coolant tips:
    1. boiled neem ka paani – excellent coolant. amazing side effects: detoxant,skin clearing agent, hair growth agent and coolant.
    2. lemoopani (authentic!)
    3. ganne ka russ
    4. jaoo ka paani (roasted barley boiled in water – bot ground)
    5. lemoopani with mint

  7. THAL (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:30 am

    I have been an avid SATTU fan. Tradionally it tastes best with brown sugar. I used to buy roasted ground barley. 2-3 spoons of Sattu with 2-3 spoons of brown sugar in water. Put three four ice cubes in (depends on level of thirst

  8. THAL (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:34 am

    and heat you are feeling). Swirl it like LASSI for 2-3 Min. Back then it used to taste pretty good after this SWIRL.

  9. Balma (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:48 am

    Sattoo Juice and dates were Huzoor’s favorite!

  10. Balma (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:49 am

    Sattoo Juice and dates were Huzoor’s favorite!

  11. Balma (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:49 am

    Sattoo Juice and dates were Huzoor’s favorite!

  12. Balma (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:51 am

    Sattoo Juice and dates were Huzoor’s favorite!

    Anthema: Neem kaa paani means nimboli juice or neem leaves boiled in water. Just the thought of neem leaves juice gives me jhujhurees.

  13. zee (unregistered) on September 1st, 2007 @ 12:06 am

    Oh yes I looovveeee sattooo. Really it rocks!

  14. Anathema (unregistered) on September 1st, 2007 @ 1:21 am

    @Balma: the taste of neem lasts only a few seconds. the after effects are still great. better than other things. at least ure sugar level doesnt rise. instead it cleans out everything: liver fat; blood toxins etc.

  15. Balma (unregistered) on September 1st, 2007 @ 3:13 am

    Cleaning thing about Neem is a scientific fact, or just a desi myth?
    the thought of drinking neem water is still giving me jhurjhurees!

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