Buckwheat / Kuttu Flour - highly nutritious / gluten free
Buckwheat is a gluten-free pseudocereal (actually a fruit seed) which is why it has been used traditionally in India as an energizer and complete nutritional supplement during fasting periods. It is a panacea for those allergic to wheat or gluten.
Heath benefits - Rich in complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Rich source of proteins, B vitamins, and minerals. Excellent source of magnesium which improves circulation and helps to protect against heart disease. Controls blood sugar and ideal food for diabetics. A regular diet of buckwheat actually prevents gallstones. Anti-oxidant and rich in flavanoids.
How to use – Bhakri, Rice alternative, Porridge, Pancakes, crepes, in soups, stews or added to salad, desserts or laddoos.
Sourced by TARU Naturals. Organically grown & community processed by farming collectives in Chhattisgarh.
Buckwheat (Kuttu) Dhokla Recipe:
Buckwheat – 1&1/4 cups
Curd- 1/2 cup
Green chili paste - 1/2 tsp
Ginger paste - 1/4 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
How to prepare batter:
Soak the buckwheat groats with little water for an hour and grind into a smooth paste. Add water to get the desired consistency. Or Add flat black rice flour. This is instant batter.
Mix buckwheat flour, curds and ½ cup of water in a deep bowl. Soak for at least 5-6 hours. Later add green chilly paste, ginger paste and salt to the batter and mix very well. Grease the plate with oil and pour batter on the plate. Steam for 12 to 15 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Cool, cut into pieces and serve with green chutney.