Your culinary options shouldn't be limited during Chaitra Navratri. Though many of you have been fasting, it doesn't mean you can't satisfy your tastebuds. All that you'd require is a little bit of ingenuity. So, how about some vrat-friendly tarts? Yes, you read that right! Well, here's a method to give a Navratri-friendly twist to the classic tart recipe. If you are wondering how to do it, chef Kunal Kapur has shared a recipe on Instagram. It involves making the tart with kuttu atta. This dish contains only vrat-friendly ingredients. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get going.
Here's what you need to make the kuttu tarts:
Ingredients for tart shells:
Kuttu atta (buckwheat) – 1cup
Ghee – ¼ cup
Sugar – 2tsp
Sendha namak – a pinch
Water – as required
Ingredients for the filling:
Sugar – ½ cup
Cream – ½ cup
Banana – 1no
Peanuts (roasted, skinless) – ¼ cup
Mint Leaves – for garnish
How to make kuttu tart?
For making tart shells, mix and rub together kuttu atta, ghee, sugar and salt till crumbly.
Now, sprinkle some water to make a dough. Make the dough a bit tough as this flour does not have gluten. So, use cold water and collect the dough in your hands.
Divide the dough into small balls, and in greased tart moulds press the dough balls to give the shape of the mould.
Place all the moulds in a kadai or a deep pan and cover it.
Cook on low flame for 25 minutes or till the tart shells are cooked.
Remove and let them cool completely.
In a fresh pan add sugar and melt it over a gentle heat to caramelise it.
Once it turns amber, add warm cream and let it mix with the sugar.
Once they mix, remove from heat and add banana and roasted peanuts.
Put them in a grinder and blend into a smooth puree.
Let the puree cool, you can also refrigerate it for a while to make it chilled.
Remove the tart shells from the mould and fill them with the caramel banana filling.
Garnish with a slice of banana and a mint sprig. Serve immediately.
Watch the recipe video here:
Now that you have watched the video, make this unique version of the tart with vrat-friendly ingredients and enjoy your food on Navratri.