In my previous post I had discussed about the health benefits of kuttu atta (buckwheat flour). I have been eating kuttu ke atte ki puri during fasts for many years. I did not know the health benefits of this flour. Since puris are deep fried, and are a little heavy on stomach, I considered them to be unhealthy, though very tasty. I have since tried few more dishes with this flour. I will today share a kuttu atta recipe that I tried about a month back on Janmashtami. I made kuttu ki barfi or buckwheat flour cake.
I have always loved sweet smell of roasted gram flour. Besan (gram flour) laddoo and barfi are my favorites. I decided to make kuttu barfi on similar pattern. I first pan roasted kuttu atta/buckwheat flour with some ghee. Then I made sugar chashni (syrup) of two threads (see recipe for details). I then added roasted buckwheat flour to it. I left this mixture to set on a greased plate. I sprinkled some roasted melon seeds (kharbuje ke beej) on top of the mixture. You can also sprinkle nuts if you want to. After it was set, I cut square pieces. The barfis were awesome. The aroma of roasted flour combined with ghee is the USP of this dish.
These barfis taste good when eaten freshly made. If they are kept for too long, they dry up and harden, and have the texture of Mysore pak. Though my friend liked this hardened barfi as well, but my preference is for fresh soft barfis. These can be enjoyed as dessert. They can be also eaten during Navratri fast, Janmashtmi, or Shivratri fast as well.
Kuttu atta recipe: kuttu ki barfi
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Kuttu atta Recipe : Kuttu ki Barfi
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