Kuttu Ki Puri or Puffed Buckwheat is a crisp, lip smacking puri made with Kuttu ka Atta ( Buckwheat flour ) , boiled potatoes and makes a perfect accompaniment with curries and curd during Navratri or Fasting ( Vrat ) days. Though this puri recipe is delicious enough to be made on regular days as well.
The reason why ‘Boiled Potatoes’ are used to make the dough is that this Buckwheat flour or kuttu ka atta is Glutten Free. Hence you need a binding agent to bring the flour together which you get from boiled & mashed potatoes. Though you can also use boiled Arvi or Colocassia in substitute of potatoes as they serve the same purpose. But if you have never made these kuttu puris before, then honestly it might be a bit tricky for the first time. Hence we are giving here complete and elaborate NOTES AT THE END OF THE RECIPE that would definitely ease out your task. Do not miss to refer those notes.
It took me 3 trials to make perfectly fluffy kuttu puris at home and now I am an expert. So if I can do, you can too…just follow our instructions well…!
Fasts or Vrat play an important role in Hindu culture. These auspicious days besides worshiping the deities and chanting prayers, people consume ‘Satvik Food’ or ‘Shudh Satvik Bhojan’ that is pure vegetarian and made without onion garlic. Also most of the condiments that we consume on regular days are strictly prohibited during these fasting days like common salt, wheat-plain flours, lentils,rice and also few vegetables. So basically, the list of foods or ingredients followed these days, becomes very narrow.
The main items consumed are Singhare ka atta, Kuttu ka atta, Rajgire ka atta, Sama ke chawal, Sabudana (Sago), Sendha namak, sugar, honey, milk, milk products, dry fruits and fruits.