After a nostalgic trip in Assam, lets step into Bihar, which has a long mythological and historical heritage. When I think of Bihar, I think of the rich fertile land and so many rivers and tributaries flowing and not to forget Bodh Gaya. The famous Bodh Gaya is the place Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. 

Bihar has a huge production of Litchi, which is one of our favorite fruits and unfortunately we pay a pretty penny for these cuties out here :(. Madhubani paintings, the eminent musician, Ustad Bismillah Khan are more identities of Bihar. 

Coming to the food, Bihari Cuisine is predominantly vegetarian owing to Buddhist and Jain influences. Sattu, which is roasted gram flour, makes a prominent appearance in many households in many forms. One such is this form of paratha, Makuni, also known as Sattu Ka Paratha. It is traditionally eaten as breakfast but it works fine as a snack as well as part of dinner.

Lets meet again tomorrow in the state of Chattisgarh which was carved out of the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Recipe source - here
Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 1 1/2 cups
Salt to taste 
Warm Water to knead the dough
Oil/Butter to cook as needed
Filling - 
Sattu or powdered Roasted gram 1/2 cup
Onions finely chopped 3 Tbsp
Ginger, grated 1 tsp
Garlic, grated 1 tsp
Green Chillies, finely chopped 2 tsp
Amchur Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed
Ajwain 1/4 tsp
Kalonji 1/4 tsp


Method Of Preparation -

Knead the wheat flour and salt into a stiff dough adding as much water as needed. Cover and set aside.

To prepare the filling - Mix all the ingredients listed under the 'Filling ' to make a moist mixture. Divide the mixture into 5 equal portions and set aside.

Divide the dough into 5 equal portions. For each portion of the dough, make a small cup out of it and place the filling and close the edges.

Roll into a 5-6 inch chapati making sure the filling doesn't ooze out.

Heat a griddle and place the rolled out Paratha. After bubbles appear, flip onto the other side, apply some butter/oil and cook on both sides until done.

Remove onto a covered container and continue cooking the rest of them.

Serve with yogurt and pickle or any other accompaniment of your choice.


Preparation Time 30 min
Makes 5


  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. o wow the lovely presentation :)

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. beautiful clicks!!! love the first one!!

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Makuni sounds like younger sister of Sattu ka paratha, wonderful to know about this dish.

  7. jayanthi Says:
  8. yes makuni sounds very much like the sattu paranthas.. looks great

  9. Tasty and filling. Love Sattu parathas. Did not know they were called makuni.

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Very nice recipe.. brilliant captures!!

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. Nutritious and delicious paratha.. yummy!!

  14. When I saw makuni, I thought it was a side dish. I learnt something new today, that makuni is also know as sattu ke paratha. These are one healthy parathas.

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. wow paratha looks just unbeatable dear and so tempting :) Learn't a new name for Sattu ka paratha :) very very tempting bihar here :)

  17. Healthy and filling paratha,looks so yummy...

  18. Nice to know the other name for sattu ka paratha..Filling breakfast..

  19. nice pictures and loved the plate

  20. Makhani looks delicious and healthy !

  21. Very delicious parathas. Looks so inviting...

  22. Srivalli Says:
  23. Such delicious looking parathas Harini...never realized abt the name..:)

  24. Archana Says:
  25. Awesome parathas. Loved the parathas they are so beautifully made. Delicious.

  26. So many lovely filled parathas! What a beautiful click....looks so appetizing :)

  27. perfect photos..interesting how much they use the sattu flour

  28. I thought makuni is again another variety of roti made in bihar. Wow, it is the same sattu ke parantha's, thanks for the info. Love that wonderful shape of the parantha's and seriously i never get it this perfect!!!

  29. Suma Gandlur Says:
  30. I didn't know that sattus parathas go by another name too. You have made them perfect.

  31. Unknown Says:
  32. Yummy paratha's.. Look very delicious.

  33. Padmajha Says:
  34. Nice parathas and would love to some right now.Its tea time and I am hungry looking at all those pics :)

  35. Sounds interesting..and beautiful clicks Harini,,,,finally I was able to comment.:))

  36. Fantastic and very interesting tasty..Loving it.
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