Contributed by: Healthians Team 


Have you ever questioned the purpose of consuming Kuttu ka Atta during the nine-day Navratri fast? Navratri is a time when fasting and mindful eating are especially important. 

According to Hindu customs, eating grains during Navratri is strictly forbidden, thus people instead eat fake cereals like Kuttu (buckwheat) and Singhare ka Atta (water chestnut). Kuttu ka atta is ideal for the falahari vrat since it is produced from fruit seeds. But did you know Kuttu Atta has some very useful benefits for your health that makes it an ideal inclusion in your diet even beyond navratri.

Kuttu ka atta, also known as buckwheat, is loaded with wholesome health benefits. In fact, it contains nutrients that can boost your well-being with regular consumption.

Health benefits of Kuttu ka Atta?

High-quality protein, magnesium, vitamin B6, dietary fibre, iron, niacin (vitamin B3), thiamine (vitamin B1), and zinc are all found in abundance in buckwheat. In addition, buckwheat has a greater level of nutritional fibre than other plant-based flours. 

Due to its high fibre and nutritional value, it helps to enhance digestion and weight control by speeding up metabolism. It speeds up weight loss and increases metabolism. Kuttu atta might help you feel less bloated and indigestion prevents indigestion, as compared to regular wheat flour.

  • Gut friendly 

Buckwheat flour has a lot of fibre. It aids in modulating the hormones in the gastrointestinal tract that promote better digestion. For people who have bloating and indigestion, this can be quite useful. It will have a particularly big influence on helping those with Celiac Disease with their digestion. 

In fact, increasing your consumption of fibre by 5 percent can lower your chance of getting gallbladder stones by 10 percent , according to the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

  • Helps in weight loss

Though it is packed with proteins, kuttu atta is extremely low in calories. Additionally, it is gluten-free and helps other nutrients absorb better. Making it simpler to digest than the widely used wheat flour, thereby accelerating the metabolism. Its low glycemic index is another aspect that helps in weight loss.

  • Works great in improving hair and skin quality 

The antioxidant content of kuttu ka atta is high, and antioxidants are essential for the production of new skin cells and tissues that are necessary to prevent wrinkles from forming and maintain good hair.

  • Keeps your bone strong 

There is no question that calcium is necessary, but magnesium consumption is just as crucial since, without it, your body cannot absorb calcium. It turns out that buckwheat is very high in magnesium content.

Easy Kuttu Atta recipes that you must try

Kuttu cutlet

Add 1 cup of handmade chenna (cheesecurd), 3 tablespoons of buckwheat flour, black pepper, and sendha namak to taste along with 1 cup of mashed potatoes. 

You can also add coriander leaves and green chillies. Make a smooth dough and flatten them, cook them with ghee in a nonstick pan and cook by flipping both sides. 

Kuttu dosa 

Take 4 tablespoons of buckwheat flour, add curd, cumin powder, green chilies, and sendha namak to make this fast dosa dish.

Let it ferment for a few hours. Pour a ladle of the batter onto a tawa, spread it out evenly and thin on the tawa, top it with 1 tsp of ghee, and cook by turning over the sides to make this tasty dosa , then eat with chutney.

Kuttu pakora 

Start by boiling a variety of vegetables and setting them aside for this simple dish. Add Ghee to a pan and wait till it heats up. In the meantime, take Kuttu Atta in a bowl, add spices and a little water to make a thick batter. Now dip the vegetables in the batter and deep fry. Serve hot with chai or coffee.

Kuttu sweet pancakes

To prepare sweet pancakes with Kuttu Atta, take 1 cup milk and add 3 tbsp kuttu ka atta, 1 ½ tbsp sugar. and whisk the batter. Put a little ghee on a tawa and pour a little quantity of the batter and spread it thin. Cook for a few minutes and your sweet pancakes are ready.

To add some excitement to the pancake, top it with nuts, dry fruits and some honey.

Final thoughts 

Due to the presence of D-chiro-inositol, which manages type-2 diabetes, kuttu ka atta is known to maintain the lipid balance in your body. This promotes glucose metabolism, ensuring that your blood sugar levels stay within safe ranges. Having stated that, we advise seeking medical advice before including it in your diet.

If you want to stay healthy, we recommend starting to eat kuttu ka atta every day even if you usually only do so during Navratri fasting.

You can try the above recipes this festive season to get the nutritional benefits and taste of kuttu atta. 

Furthermore, you should also undergo preventive health checkups. These health checks give a complete report about your health, allowing you to take necessary precautionary measures to improve your well-being and keep a host of ailments at bay.