Kuttu ka Atta or Buckwheat flour is known to be amazingly healthy as well as a great gluten-free grain to eat even while you are fasting for Navaratri. Buckwheat is rich in fibre, antioxidants, protein, etc and also tastes amazing. It is a great substitute for wheat, especially for people who have a gluten intolerance. Buckwheat is known to help get rid of constipation, help managing diabetes, preventing heart disease, boosting the immune system, reducing gallstones, and for keeping a host of other health issues at bay. The protein content in the grain makes it very useful for people who want to shed those extra fats and make some muscles, it can also act as a great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans.
Talking of buckwheat or kuttu ka atta in the context of a fast-friendly food, the nutrient-rich grain can act as a versatile ingredient. Did you know you could make amazing dishes using buckwheat for yourself if you are fasting this Navaratri? Here are some of the foods you can make using buckwheat aka Kuttu this Navratri.
Kuttu ka falahari (fast-friendly) chilla- Chilla is almost like crepes that you can easily make at home. All you have to do is mix Kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour), rock salt, freshly chopped coriander leaves, grated ginger, chopped green chilly, grated potato (potato laccha), grated cucumber, water as needed and make a thick batter out of it. After which you can simply spread the batter on a heated pan greased with ghee. For a detailed recipe of Kuttu ka Chilla, here's a video.
Kuttu Atta Pakora Recipe- Who doesn't like a plate of fritters or pakore? Navaratri is the right time to have pakoras made out of Buckwheat flour. All you have to do is make thin slices of potatoes and keep aside. After which you have to make a batter of buckwheat flour Buckwheat flour -1 cup, Sendha Namak - 1/2 tsp, Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp, Green coriander - 2-3 tbsp, Ginger - 1/2 Tsp, Chopped Green chilli - 1. Just dip each slice of potato in the batter and deep fry it. Here is the video where you can find the detailed recipe.
Kuttu Khichadi- Another great way of consuming Kuttu is making khichdi out of it. You have to first boil the buckwheat till it is soft and then temper it with green chilli, ginger, curry leaves. Also, add potato, carrots, salt and saute for 5 minutes and then add tomato and cook for another 5 mins. Take a look at the detailed video of the recipe.
Kuttu atta ke dahi vade- If you are a dahi vada lover like me you'll love this version of it as well. While everything stays the same all you'll have to do is use buckwheat flour instead of Urad dal that you regularly use in dahi vada. Take a look at a detailed recipe of Kuttu atta ke dahi vade.
These were a few amazing fast recipes using buckwheat. We wish a very happy and healthy Navaratri celebration and fasting.