Monday, September 28, 2009

Pooris and Pakodas Made of Kuttu (Buckwheat) Atta

Today I am going to share two recipes made from kuttu atta that is buckwheat flour-kuttu ki poori and pakode.During navratri fasting this is the flour that is used instead of regular wheat flour or any other grain.I usually have these at evening/night time on my fasting day.So here are the recipes-

For Kuttu Poori

Kuttu Ka Atta 2 cup
Potato(boiled and mashed) 2 medium
Sendha namak(Salt used for fasting)
Oil for deep frying
Water(Lukewarm)for kneading


1. In a large bowl take kuttu ka atta,sendha namak,mashed potato.Mix the ingredients with your hands.
2. Now knead a dough using little water at a time.The dough should be little firm.
3. Make lemon size balls with the dough and roll in small circles like poori.
4. Heat oil in a kadhayi/pan and deep fry these pooris till dark brown from both the sides.Repeat the process to make all the pooris.
5. Serve the pooris hot with raita/chutney.

For Kuttu Ke Pakode
Kuttu Ka Atta 1 cup
Potatoes (Boiled) 5-6 medium
Sendha namak (Salt used for fasting)
Green coriander leaves chopped
Green Chili 1-2 chopped
Oil for deep frying

1. Take boiled potatoes and peel the skin off and roughly mash them( don't mash them finely).
2. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients except oil.
3. Make small lemon size balls from this mixture(if necessary apply a little oil in your hands).
4. Heat oil in a kadhayi/pan and deep fry these balls.Take them out on a kitchen paper towel.
5. Serve hot with green chutney/raita.
Note: You can also make chaat with these pakodas using plain yogurt,green chutney and imli ki chutney.


  1. the pakodas and puris look yummy. what is buck wheat flour?

  2. In north India this buckwheat flour is used for fasting recipes...for more info check these links-

  3. V .nice Dipti... I saw this recipe of Kuttu ki puri in cookery show.. this week.. I didnt know abt the atta...

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  5. Hi Deepti,

    I would like to know that kuttu ki poori should be eaten only during navratri fasts or fast which we do every week. Appreciate your early reply.