Recipes using Buckwheat, Buckwheat Recipe Collection
Buckwheat (also known as kutti no daro), which is believed to be a grain, is actually a seed of a plant crop. The buckwheat plants are usually 2 to 4 feet tall and grow during the summer. Once harvested, the outer husk is to be removed to get the triangular, wheat resembling, brownish buckwheat. Buckwheat can be eaten as a whole or in its cracked form. It is also sold as flour. Due to a distinctive nutty taste that it has, it can be easily used in various recipes as a replacement to wheat. Being a superfood, it has a much higher nutritional value than other grains and is also great for those avoiding gluten as it contains zero gluten! So let's look at this Buckwheat recipe collection!
Healthy Buckwheat (Kutto) Recipes
The main reason one should incorporate more buckwheat in their diet is due to its numerous health benefits. It not only lowers cholesterol, but is also rich in protein, fiber, magnesium and reduces the risk of diabetes. Combining buckwheat with oats and vegetables like carrots, spring onions and coriander, creates an absolute winner in terms of health to give High Fibre Chilas, which you can even switch up by adding your favorite vegetables.
On similar lines, by combining buckwheat with a little urad dal, grinding it and adding a tadka of hing and green chillies, you can even make flavorsome Buckwheat Dosas. Buckwheat is extremely good for diabetics meaning it does not release a surge in blood sugar levels. Due to this quality, switching rice for buckwheat while making simple dishes like Buckwheat, Moong and Vegetable Khichdi is a great idea. With different aromatic spices and vegetables, it will not taste any different than your regular khichdi. Even simple recipes like dhokla become much healthier with a twist of buckwheat to make Buckwheat Dhoklas.
Breakfast Buckwheat (kutto) Recipes
Buckwheat Groats Strawberry Porridge
There are a lot of recipes using buckwheat but breakfast is a great way to incorporate it into our daily life. May it be sweet or savory, there are various options available cook, eat and enjoy! Starting with a twist on a breakfast favorite around the world, Apple and Buckwheat pancakes are delicious, healthy and contain fruity goodness of apple combines with nuttiness of the buckwheat. An excellent and easy way to use these is to make Buckwheat groats porridge.
Just cook the Buckwheat groats in water with cinnamon, serve with milk of any choice and top with fruits, my favorite being apples and strawberries. For not so sweet options, there is always Kuttu Pancake, made with curds, chillies and doodhi, which is a great option for diabetics. A lot of kids are picky about doodhi and do not like eating it. To replace it, you can add grated cabbage and carrots and make them tiny and round to make it fun for the kids to eat. This recipe of Mini Carrot and Cabbage Buckwheat Pancake provides nutrition and taste in one go!
Faraal Recipes using Buckwheat
Faraal food is the food that can be eaten during the days of fasting. During the days of fasting eating grains are not permissible and hence buckwheat is the perfect alternate. Starting with a breakfast of Sweet Faraali Pancakes with buckwheat, banana and coconut to dinner recipes like Farali Kutto Khichdi. This khichdi is the perfect vrat (fasting) recipe as it is only made with buckwheat, dahi, potatoes and peanuts and flavored with chillies.
Buckwheat Dhoklas make a great snack during fasts and they are also super simple to prepare. just by combining curd, buckwheat and a few spices, and steaming for a few minutes, the dhokla comes to together very well. For a jar snack that is equally healthy and tasty, Baked Buckwheat Puris are perfect. Not only are they easy to prepare, they are also baked which removes the need of any excess oil that is generally used for frying.
A few of my favorite buckwheat recipes are
1. Buckwheat and Quinoa Bread
2. Rajgira Buckwheat Brown Rice Flour Khakhra
3. Stuffed Buckwheat Paratha
4. Buckwheat Pancake
We hope you enjoy our Buckwheat Recipe Collection given below and would love to hear your comments.