Kuttu Ke Atte Ki Poori|Buck wheat flour Pooris| Vratwale Poori | Fasting Dishes

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Navratri, literally interpreted as ‘nine nights’ is the most celebrated Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga symbolizing purity and power or ‘shakti’. Navratri festival combines ritualistic puja and fasting and is accompanied by resplendent celebrations for nine consecutive days and nights(Info courtesy from here). Navarathri satrts from 25th Sep to 3rd Oct 2014, in South India Navaratri is celebrated by keeping  Golu at home (which is toys and Idols arranged generally in staircase).

During fast, there is a rule to avoid including onions, garlic, rice, wheat, maida(and few more other ingredients) in food. So there are some special Vrat Khana/Fasting Dishes/Upwas recipes that people who are fasting follow.

Today’s recipe is Kuttu ke atte(buck wheat flour) poori.

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Ingredients:-

Kuttu ke atte(buck wheat flour) – 2 cups { I also added 1/2 cup of sama ke chawal ka atta (barnyard millet flour)} , you can use ony kuttu ke atte
Mashed potated – 2 medium sized(Wash potatoes, boil them and peel the skin off, mash)
Cumin seeds – 1 tspn, dry roasted and crushed
Green chillies – 1 , crushed
Oil – 1 tbspn
Water – to knead dough
Oil for deep frying

Method Of Preparation:-

1. In a  wide bowl, add the flour, crushed cumin seeds, crushed or grated green chillies, give it a mix.

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2. Next add mashed potatoes, oil and mix.

3. Add very little water and knead into a smooth dough. Be careful while adding water, we’ll need very less water, as we have added mashed potatoes. The dough consistency will be like noraml chapathi dough, but while rolling it seems more like Akki roti.

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4.Heat oil in kadai or wok.

5.Dust kuttu ke atta or buck wheat flour, roll a ball of dough. if you cant roll perfect circle, use a bowl or small plate to place on it to cut into perfect circles.

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6.Fry the poori’s in oil. When 1 side puffs up, when one sides puffs up gently turn over and fry the other side.Remove from oil and drain it on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.

7.Fry rest of the pooris.

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8.Serve Kuttu ke atte ki poori with vrat wali aloo.

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Will post Vratwale aloo in my next post. Happy Navarathri celebrations to all. :)

Notes:-

Once the dough is made, make the pooris soon. If refrigerated, the dough turns very soft and kneading by adding extra flour will not bring the dough to it’s original consistency. It becomes very difficult to handle the dough and flatten it to make pooris. So I suggest, make the dough when you have time to make pooris.

If you dont want to use Kuttu ke atta(buck wheat flour) you can use other flours used during fasting like – singhare ki poori{singhare – Water chestnut flour}, or rajgira atta {amaranth flour}, sama rice flour{barnyard millet flour}.

Events: This Recipe is an entry to The KitchenAid India Navratri Challenge for The Hub @ Archana’s Kitchen.

 

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3 Responses

  1. Priya says:

    Wish i get that plate of poori rite now, soo delicious and inviting.

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