Kuttu ki Puri/Indian Buckwheat bread
Buckwheat / Kuttu:
A member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour. Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge. While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavored, dark honey.
Hi friends! Kuttu Ki Puri is a very delicious and crisp bread . You can make Kuttu Ki Puri by following this easy recipe
Prep Time : 10-15 minutes
Cook time : 5-10 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Easy
- 2 cups kuttu ka atta/ Buckwheat flour
- 2 medium size potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed , to give one cup mashed potatoes
- 1 level tsp salt / or to taste
- Oil for deep frying
In a mixing bowl take Kuttu ka atta/ buck wheat flour, mashed potatoes and salt mix well and knead into stiff dough, with the water. Cover and leave the dough for at least twenty minutes.
Divide the dough into 10-12 portions, and shape each portion into round, smooth balls, apply little oil in your hands, to make it easy to handle the dough.
With a rolling pin, roll each dough ball portion into a thin rounds and keep ready for frying in a tray.
Heat sufficient oil in a wok / kadai or deep pan. Slide the rolled dough (puris) into the oil slowly and deep fry till golden. Press gently with a slotted spoon in the centre, so that puri puffs up. Drain on an absorbent Kitchen paper before transferring on to a serving dish.
Serve them hot with Aloo ki sabzi.
Boiled and mashed Potatoes or Arbi / Colocacia has to be added to Kuttu ka Atta as it cannot be easily kneaded with just water. The Puris get crisp and tasty when the flour is kneaded with Potato or Arbi.
Health Benefits of Buckwheat :
Buckwheat is a very good source of manganese and a good source of copper, magnesium, ,dietary fiber, and phosphorus. Buckwheat contains two flavonoids with significant health-promoting actions: rutin and quercitin. The protein in buckwheat is a high quality protein, containing all eight essential amino acids, including lysine.
- A Grain That’s Good for Your Cardiovascular System
Diets that contain buckwheat have been linked to lowered risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Buckwheat is also a good source of magnesium. This mineral relaxes blood vessels, improving blood flow and nutrient delivery while lowering blood pressure—the perfect combination for a healthy cardiovascular system.
- Better Blood Sugar Control and A Lowered Risk of Diabetes
The nutrients in buckwheat may contribute to blood sugar control. In a test that compared the effect on blood sugar of whole buckwheat groats to bread made from refined wheat flour, buckwheat groats significantly lowered blood glucose and insulin responses. Whole buckwheats also scored highest on their ability to satisfy hunger.
- Helps Prevent Gallstones
Eating foods high in insoluble fiber, such as buckwheat, can help women avoid gallstones, shows a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
- Health-Promoting Potential Equal to or Even Higher than that of Vegetables and Fruits
- Lignans Protect against Heart Disease
One type of phytonutrient especially abundant in whole grains such as buckwheat are plant lignans, which are converted by friendly flora in our intestines into mammalian lignans, including one called enterolactone that is thought to protect against breast and other hormone-dependent cancers as well as heart disease.
- Prevent Heart Failure with a Whole Grains Breakfast
- Fiber from Whole Grains and Fruit Protective against Breast Cancer
Tips for Preparing and Cooking:
Tips for Preparing Buckwheat
Like all grains, buckwheat should be rinsed thoroughly under running water before cooking, and any dirt or debris should be removed. After rinsing, add one part buckwheat to two parts boiling water or broth. After the liquid has returned to a boil, turn down the heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
How to Enjoy
A Few Quick Serving Ideas:
- Combine buckwheat flour with whole wheat flour to make delicious breads, muffins and pancakes.
- Cook up a pot of buckwheat for a change of pace from hot oatmeal as a delicious hearty breakfast cereal.
- Add cooked buckwheat to soups or stews to give them a hardier flavor and deeper texture.
- Add chopped chicken, garden peas, pumpkin seeds and scallions to cooked and cooled buckwheat for a delightful lunch or dinner salad.
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