buckwheat khichdi recipe, kuttu ki khichdi recipe, vrat ki khichdi recipe

kuttu ki khichdi or buckwheat khichdi recipe with step by step photos – yet another easy and quick navratri fasting recipe.

generally we use buckwheat flour to make rotis or pooris during navratri. this time i managed to get buckwheat groats from the organic section of a super store. i first had buckwheat groats in goa and was surprised to know these were available there too and that too from a local shop. may be as the place where we lived were frequented by russian and european tourists, hence due to demand these were available.

after taking an instant liking to the steamed buckwheat, i did make it a few times instead of rice and we liked its nutty flavor and taste. when we shifted, i could not get buckwheat in the local shops and so when i spotted these groats in the super store here, i had to buy them.

buckwheat is grown locally in india and is a super food. buckwheat is not a cereal grain but a fruit seed. they are gluten free as well. thus making them an excellent substitute for people having gluten allergy. they are rich in fibre and high in protein. more health benefits and nutrition info about buckwheat here.

buckwheat, kuttu

buckwheat is also called as kuttu in hindi, kutto in gujarati and papparai in tamil. these triangular shaped buckwheat groats have a light brown greenish color and have their outer husk removed. they are soft seeds and when you soak them in water, they become gelatinous. if you want a mushy texture, then you just need to cook the buckwheat in water, they way we cook rice. if you want a separate rice like texture, then roast or saute the buckwheat and then cook them in rice.

the idea of making this khichdi is from tarla dalal which is made similar to sabudana khichdi. i have made my own changes to the method of preparation and the ingredients used. for 1 cup of buckwheat i used 2 cups of water and the result was a soft and well cooked buckwheat groats. buckwheat is warming and so is best had in cold seasons. the warmth from the buckwheat can also be balanced by serving it with a cooling yogurt raita.

i often cook buckwheat just like rice or make this khichdi. during this navratri, i have already made the khichdi thrice. i have not yet tried making any other recipe with buckwheat. now that i get them easily, i will try making some more interesting recipes with them. you can also check samvat rice khichdi and vrat ke chawal ka pulao.

i served the buckwheat khichdi with a bowl of yogurt. it will also go well with vrat ki kadhi.

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buckwheat khichdi recipe | kuttu ki khichdi recipe

buckwheat khichdi - easy to prepare khichdi with buckwheat groats (sabut kuttu), potatoes and peanuts for navratri fasting. wholesome super food.
course main course
cuisine indian
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 2 to 3
calories per serving 544 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 tablespoon raw peanuts (moongphali)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch) - chopped
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) - finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup kuttu (buckwheat or buckwheat groats)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar
  • rock salt as required (sendha namak or upwas ka namak)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • lemon juice or as required - optional

how to make recipe?

preparation for kuttu ki khichdi recipe:

  1. roast peanuts in a frying pan or tava till they become crunchy and golden. let them cool.
  2. remove and make a coarse powder of them in a mortar-pestle or in a coffee grinder. keep the powdered peanuts aside.
  3. pick and then rinse the buckwheat a few times in water and keep aside.

making kuttu ki khichdi recipe:

  1. heat ghee or oil in a pan or pot. add the cumin and saute till they crackle.
  2. then add the green chili and ginger and saute for a few seconds.
  3. add the potato cubes and saute for 2 to 3 minutes till the potatoes become crisp from the edges. stir often. its better to chop the potatoes in smaller cubes, so that they cook faster.
  4. add the ground peanuts and saute for half a minute. later add the rinsed buckwheat. stir well and saute for 1 to 2 mins.
  5. add the water, sugar, salt.
  6. stir and cover the pan and allow the buckwheat to simmer on a low flame.
  7. cook till all the water is absorbed and the buckwheat has cooked well.
  8. add coriander leaves and give a final stir.
  9. serve buckwheat khichdi hot or warm drizzled with lemon juice.


stepwise buckwheat khichdi or kuttu ki khichdi  recipe:

1. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making buckwheat khichdi.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

2. in a frying pan or tava, roast 2 tablespoon raw peanuts (moongphali) till they become crunchy and golden.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

3. let them cool. remove and make a coarse powder of them in a mortar-pestle or in a coffee grinder.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

4. keep the powdered peanuts aside.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

5. pick and then rinse 1 cup of  (buckwheat or buckwheat groats) few times in water.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

6. drain the water and keep aside.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

7. heat 1 tablespoon ghee or peanut oil in a pan or pot.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

8. add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) and saute till they crackle.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

9. then add 1 chopped green chili and ½ inch finely chopped ginger.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

10. saute for a few seconds.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

11. add 2 medium sized potatoes which are chopped into small cubes.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

12. stirring often saute the potatoes. its better to chop the potatoes in smaller cubes, so that they cook faster.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

13. saute for 2 to 3 minutes till the potatoes become crisp from the edges.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

14. then add the ground peanuts.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

15. saute for 30 seconds.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

16. then add the rinsed kuttu (buckwheat).

buckwheat khichdi recipe

17. stir well and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.

buckwheat khichdi recipe
18. add 2 cups water.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

19. next add 1 teaspoon sugar and rock salt or sendha namak as required.

buckwheat khichdi recipe
20. stir very well.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

21. cover the pan and allow the buckwheat khichdi to simmer on a low flame.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

22. cook till all the water is absorbed and the buckwheat has cooked well.

buckwheat khichdi recipe
23. add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta).

buckwheat khichdi recipe

24. mix well.

buckwheat khichdi recipe

25. lastly drizzle lemon juice (optional).

buckwheat khichdi recipe

26. serve buckwheat khichdi hot or warm.

buckwheat khichdi recipe, kuttu ki khichdi recipe, vrat ki khichdi recipe




22 thoughts on “buckwheat khichdi recipe | kuttu ki khichdi recipe | vrat ki khichdi recipe”

  1. Hi Dassana, thanks for this post, will try it! I have only made buckwheat dosa, so this is new. Soak buckwheat overnight, grind it to a smooth batter, add salt. You can also add onions, green chilies and kotmir, my kids love it with some cheese melted into it!

  2. Hello , I read your articles and became interested as I am a Type 2 diabetic , trying various way to lower down my sugar level like daily 1 hour of brisk walking , only eating meat & vegetable without rice daily . I heard using buckwheat can lower our sugar level . can you kindly advise me as how do I make buckwheat with coffee of green tea as my daily breakfast , It comes with a cup of coffee . i am currently buying Indian powder buckwheat .

    Many thanks for your kind reply .

  3. Hi,this website is awesome.everyday before cooking I go to this website and cook things.

  4. hieee… i was so glad to see tht u found buckwheat groats… i used to live in russia where i had grown really fond of it… could u tell me in which store i could locate it.. thnks 🙂

  5. you can also try buckwheat dhokla. Just soak the buckwheat for 2 hrs in buttermilk and just before making the dhoklas add salt, oil and ginger and greenchilly paste.Do not add baking soda. steam like regular dhoklas.
    I have tried a few of your recipes and they turned out really well.
    My children who did not like veg biryani earlier enjoyed your recipe very much.

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