Why Kuttu Is Consumed In Navratra, Its Benefits And Easy Recipes

Have you ever wondered why Kuttu ka Atta is consumed during the 9 day Navratri fast? Well, Navratri is when fasting and mindful feasting becomes essential. According to Hindu traditions, consuming grains during Navratri is a strict no and that is why pseudo-grains like Kuttu (buckwheat) or Singhare ka Atta (water chestnut) are eaten. Kuttu ka atta is made from fruit seeds which makes it perfect for vrat falahari. Here are some more reasons why quick consumption of Kuttu is great for Navratri.

Health Benefits of Kuttu ka Atta?
Buckwheat is an excellent source of high quality protein, magnesium, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, iron, niacin (vitamin B3), thiamin (vitamin B1) and zinc. Apart from this, the dietary fiber content of buckwheat is higher than other plant-based flours. Its high fiber and nutrient content helps boost the metabolic rate, which improves digestion and also aids in better weight management. It boosts metabolism and helps you lose weight faster. Including kuttu atta in your Navratri diet helps reduce excessive bloating and indigestion.

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Easy recipes using Kuttu ka atta

Kuttu Dosa

To make this quick dosa recipe, take 4 tablespoons of buckwheat flour and add curd, cumin powder, green chillies and sendha namak. Leave to ferment. Next, add 1 teaspoon of ghee to a tawa, pour a ladle of the paste and spread it like a dosa. Cook, turning the sides and enjoy with chutney.

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Cutlet Kuttu

Take 1 cup of mashed potatoes, 1 cup of homemade chenna, 3 tablespoons of buckwheat flour, black pepper and sendha namak according to taste. Green chillies and coriander leaves. Make a smooth paste and flatten them, cook them with ghee in a non-stick pan and cook, flipping the sides.

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Kuttu Sweet Pancakes

To do this, take 1 cup of milk and add 3 tablespoons of kuttu ka atta, 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar. Whisk the batter and add ghee to a tawa and pour the batter. Adjust the consistency of the pancake, garnish it with nuts and dried fruits.

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Kuttu Pakora

To start with this easy recipe, boil the vegetables of your choice and set aside. Meanwhile, add the ghee to a pan and let it heat up. Make a paste of kuttu ka atta and spices. Dip the vegetables in the batter and fry them. Serve hot with chai.


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