Navratri is a time to pray.It is also time to eat special delicacies. Kuttu ki tikki-Buckwheat cutlets is an easy recipe you can make. It is easy to cook and less oily.It is gluten-free,dairy-free,vegan.Hence can be eaten by aged and children easily.
Benefits of Buckwheat
Buckwheat or ‘kuttu‘ is a super-food.It is a great source of protein,amino acids,dietary fiber and magnesium.Therefore studies suggest regular usage of buckwheat lowers diabetes.It also ensures you have better blood sugar control and as a result,works to improve cardiovascular system.Furthermore,it is a great source of Iron.Also it contains very minimal fat content.You can use this to make pancakes,flatbread or croquettes.Hence it is versatile and very healthy ingredient to incorporate in your diet.
It is a 9 day Hindu festival which precedes ‘Dusshera‘ or’Vijayadashami‘.This festival celebrates the victory of good over evil.Most people pray to ‘Ma Durga‘ for a better and happier life.They also fast by giving up on their daily items.They abstain from foods like wheat,rice,spices,meat,onions and garlic.Our ancestors successfully combined Ayurveda and spiritual cleansing into festivals.They also included meditation and prayers ,to develop holistic approach towards life.Hence,during these 9 days,people eat foods like buckwheat(‘kuttu‘),water chestnut/caltrop(‘singhada‘),sago(‘sabudana‘),amaranth(‘rajgira‘) and milk,jaggery,fruits.As a result of this practice. it detoxes the body and mind.
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