Kuttu ki tikki-Buckwheat cutlets

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.

‘Navratri’ festival

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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Buckwheat cutlet

Buckwheat cutlet


  • 1/2 cup boiled buck wheat or kuttu
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried mango powder or amchur
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 piece ginger chopped
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Boil buckwheat with 3 cups of water
  2. In food processor,mix spices,mint,salt,peanuts & half of boiled buckwheat.Pulse for 2 mins.
  3. Remove the buckwheat mixture on a plate.
  4. Mix boiled potatoes & buckwheat mix.Mash well.
  5. Make small cutlets out of the mixture.
  6. Heat oil to non stick pan. Add cutlets to it.
  7. Brush oil on the cutlets.
  8. Flip the cutlets.
  9. Cook evenly till brown on both sides.
  10. Serve hot with mint chutney.


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