How to make Kuttu Khichdi -

Ideal for the vrat days – buckwheat cooked with potatoes, peanuts and other masalasKhichdi, a navratri upvas recipe is super healthy, delicious and easy to make. Team this irresistible khichdi with Kadhi to make a satiating meal.

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Main Ingredients : Buckwheat (kuttu), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Kuttu Khichdi

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kuttu Khichdi Recipe

  • Buckwheat (kuttu) 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 inch

  • Potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes 2 medium

  • Peanuts roasted and crushed 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and sauté till they change colour.

Step 2

Add green chilli and ginger, mix and sauté for a few seconds. Add potatoes and sauté for two to three minutes or till the potatoes become crisp from the edges.

Step 3

Add peanuts and sauté for half a minute. Add buckwheat, mix well and sauté for one to two minutes.

Step 4

Add two cups water, sugar and salt. Mix well, cover and cook on low heat till fully done.

Step 5

Add coriander leaves and mix well. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 6

Serve hot with a lemon wedge.

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