Kutti(Buckwheat) Khichdi- Best Healthy Faral Options
Buckwheat or most commonly known as kuttu in India is not a cereal but a fruit seed from plant green like rhubarb and sorrel. They are rich in mineral like magnesium, manganese and copper (amazing for bone health). In addition they are also a good source of B-complex vitamins like niacin, folate, thiamin, choline, etc.
This rich nutrient profile makes its widely used food during fast. Despite the name, buckwheat unlike wheat is gluten -free and high in protein with a unique amino acid profile. Buckwheat contains novel nutraceutical like rutin and other bioflavanoids which are shown to prevent blood clots, lower LDL cholesterol and decrease the production of histamine. A research depicts that consuming up to 100gms per day of buckwheat lowers the risk of cardiovascular disorders and hypertension.
Resistant fiber found in buckwheat helps lower blood sugar levels after meals and aids in weight loss. They are particularly consequential to people with diabetes as it contains D-Chiro inositol that is an important element of improved sugar metabolism. It is found to improve insulin sensitivity and therefore a right choice for people with PCOS and type 2 diabetes.
Another ingredient that adds to the health quotients of this delicious and healthilicious buckwheat Khichdi recipe is the bottle gourd (commonly known as doodhi or lauki). Its effect on uncontrolled high blood sugar and managing diabetes is quite well-known.
Other than that, Bottle gourd also contains a good amount of neurotransmitter i.e. choline. Choline is known to help in improving brain functions, prevent stress, depression and other mental disorders. It is packed with healthful nutrients and fiber aiding in weight loss and protecting against heart diseases. Bottle gourd is also known to cure digestive problems and hydrate the body with it high water content.
So what are you waiting for? Bank on all these health advantages, go get you’re your buckwheat Khichdi cooking.
50 Gram Kutti (Buckwheat)
100 ML Buttermilk
1 Tea_Sp Green Chilli Paste
20 Gram Dudhi/Lauki (Bottle Gourd)
3 Piece Kadi Patta (Curry Leaves)
1 Tea_Sp Jeera (Cumin)
1/2 Tea_Sp Oil
*Salt to taste
- Wash and soak kutti (Buck wheat) for 1/2 hour.
- In pressure cooker heat oil.
- Add Jeera, curry leaves, chilli paste, add pieces of Bottle Gourd
- Add soaked Kutti (Buckwheat) and buttermilk some more water along with salt.
- Pressure cook it.
- Serve hot.