Kuttu ke Pakode Or Buckwheat flour Fritters
Kuttu ke pakode are easy fasting recipes. This can be prepared in two ways,i.e. using boiled potatoes and sliced raw potatoes. Read my kuttu potato chips or buckwheat potato chips & Kuttu Aloo Tikki here.
In Indian tradition and culture there are many festivals and religious occasions when people observe fast for deities and more over for their belief. Navratri is one of the most important festive occasion and in this festival we do fast for of 9 continuous days continuously.
But the great thing is there are few options in the food we can consume during these days. These are called as Falahar or Farari Bhoj. And in these falahar dishes, many flours (no grain) and vegetables are restricted like onion, garlic, and many more. In fact, there are limited vegetables and which we can eat during this vrat or fasting.
Also, this choice of vegetable is different for different families or say places. So you need to stick to your family rules for selecting vegetables. Like in my home we can eat only potatoes, no tomato, no green chilies, no coriander. So we do that way. In place of green chili, we add black pepper powder. That is a bit difficult when you have only one option left. But again it matters with our belief system. No hard and fast rule.
Other Food For Navratri
Potatoes are more common and makes the dish more yummy. I love fasting recipes more than regular ones. Most commonly we use Buckwheat Flour (Kuttu), Water Chestnut (Singhara), Sagoo (tapioca pearl), Rajgira (Amaranth) for binding.
You can make fritters, Poori, Paratha from these flours as well. They are versatile and also makes a great dish. This is also great and healthy food for kids. As it gives a different taste, kids also love such dish.
What is kuttu?
Kuttu is otherwise known as buckwheat. This is a plant and the grain-like seeds are edible but these are not actually fall under grains category. This is also known as pseudocereal like quinoa and amaranth. Buckwheat mainly consists of carbs, especially complex carbs. This is also a good source of protein and fiber.
Read other vrat recipes on blog: Kuttu Chips, Kuttu Aloo Tikki, Aloo Jeera, Aloo Tomato, Sama Chawal Khichdi, Sama Chawal Dosa, Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Vada. In sweet dish try my vrat special Sabudana Kheer, Aloo Halwa, Paneer Kheer, Fruits Raita, Singhade ki Burfi, Lauki Launj (halwa).
Recipe Card for Kuttu Ke pakode/ Kuttu Chips
Kuttu Ke Pakode or Buckwheat Flour Fritters
- Take boiled potatoes. Peel off skin and roughly crumble it into medium and small chunks.
- Add flour, black pepper & rock salt. Add 1/4 cup water slowly and gradually to make a medium thick consistent batter. The batter should be of thicker consistency.
- Heat oil in a pan or kadai.
- Once oil is hot, take 1/2 - 1 tsp batter mixture and drop it into hot oil. When its golden brown flip to other side.
- Once done both sides remove from heat and transfer to a clean plate.
- Serve with curd or tea as tea time snacks.
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