Navratri 2020 menu sees all vrat-special foods that we get an opportunity to eat during the festival only. Regular cereal grains are not allowed to eat if one is fasting during Navratri. So kuttu ka atta and singhara atta are brought in to replace wheat flour to make roti, paratha, tikki, poori, cheela and more such everyday meals. Navratri give us the chance to load up on the various health offerings of kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour). Kuttu ka atta has all the nine essential amino acids, which gives us the much-needed proteins when we start to buckle due to lack of energy. Other than that, kuttu ka atta is also rich in fibre and immunity-boosting antioxidants.
Dishes made of kuttu ka atta have an overwhelming nutty flavour and are filling enough to help us wade through the day of fasting. If you thought there is only roti and staples like these that can be made with kuttu, here is a recipe that will let you enjoy this vrat-special food in its sweetest form. Kuttu ka halwa is just the dessert you should be making to obtain its many benefits while pleasing your sweet tooth.
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Kuttu ka atta is commonly used in Navratri vrat menu.
Navratri-Special Kuttu Ka Halwa Recipe:
(Serving - 4-5)
1 cup kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
Half cup ghee (clarified butter)
2 glass water
5-6 cashew nuts
5-6 pistachios, grated
Step 1 - Heat some ghee in a kadhai and roast cashews and raisins. Keep aside.
Step 2 - Sift the kuttu flour through a sieve. Heat around half cup ghee in the kadhai and roast the sifted kuttu flour on low flame while stirring continuously.
Step 3 - When the flour changes colour and is well roasted, add cardamom powder and mix well.
Step 4 - Add sugar and water and let it cook till the flour absorb all the water and sugar is dissolved. Stir often.
Step 5 - Add the roasted cashews and raisins, and mix well. Turn off the gas and garnish with pistachio shaving before serving hot.
Kuttu ka halwa can be made in less than half an hour - another reason for you to make this sweet vrat-friendly halwa for yourself and your family during Navratri 2020!