Shital's-Kitchen: Buckwheat Khichdi

Friday, April 26, 2013

Buckwheat Khichdi

Khichdi is a soft porridge made by combining few ingredients and spices. Buckwheat or Kuttu belongs to a family of grains permitted during Hindu fasts. Due to its nutritional factors this is a healthier option than sabudana or sago khichdi :)

Kuttu flour is easily available at the Indian grocery stores. It is great to make pancakes and crepes.But,  I found these broken buckwheat and groats (whole) at Whole Foods and Sprout Market in breakfast cereal aisle with oats and other healthy foods.

So make this healthy khichdi during fasts next time and convert it into farali misal with yogurt, cilantro chutney and roasted potato chips.

I cup broken buckwheat

1 cup plain yogurt

Combine well with 1/2 cup water

Cover and let it rest overnight or for 2-3 hours.
Buckwheat softens and absorbs flavors from yogurt.

Heat a large saucepan.
Heat 1 tbsp. ghee/clarified butter.

Peel, cube and wash 2 potatoes.

Get your tempering spices ready.

Fry them in ghee for a minute.

Add potatoes and salt. Mix well, cover and cook till potatoes soften.

Add soaked buckwheat and 4 cups water.
Add salt for buckwheat.

Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Mix well to avoid settling and sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Meanwhile prepare other toppings and accompaniments.

Potato Jaali wafers which tastes delicious when fried. I microwaved them as it is.
It takes around 30-45 seconds to fluff, but keep an eye on it. Very easy to burn them too!

Sprinkle salt and red chilli powder. Crisp and yummy wafer ready!

Buckwheat will be soft and ready in 7-10 minutes.

Mix well and serve hot in a bowl or a deep dish.

Serve with chilled plain yogurt, cilantro chutney and crisp wafers.

Happy Fasting!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shital, How did you make the potato jali wafers?