Kuttu Ki Puri

This slightly crisp and deliciously nutty kuttu ki puri is mostly made during Hindu fasting like Navratri vrat, Ekadashi, Janmashtami, etc. 

Kuttu atta is known as Buckwheat flour in English. The flour of buckwheat is gluten-free, so this buckwheat poori is GF and vegan too.

3 kuttu ki puri in a plate with dahi arbi on the side.

❤️ About This Kuttu Ki Puri Recipe

Kuttu atta is allowed in vrat along with few other flours (rajgira atta, singhare ka atta, arrowroot flour). So this puri is safely consumed during vrat.

Even though this flour does not have gluten, it is easy to work with. You can easily roll the puri without breaking it. 

Kuttu generates warmth in your body, so it is advisable to serve any dish made with yogurt on the side. Because yogurt is cooling for your body. Here I have served this kuttu ki puri with dahi arbi.

🧾 Ingredient Notes

Here is the pic of the ingredients used in this tasty kuttu ki puri recipe. You’ll need only 5 ingredients (includes salt and water). Plus, you’ll need oil for deep frying.

ingredients used in kuttu ki puri includes buckwheat flour, salt, pepper, potato, water
  • Potato: Here boiled, mashed potato is added while making poori dough. It helps as a binding here as it is GF flour.
  • Black pepper powder: It is optional, but it adds a good flavor.
  • Rock salt: The regular table salt is not allowed during vrat. Hence the rock salt (sendha namak) is used which is allowed in fasting.

👩‍🍳 How To Make Kuttu Ki Puri? (Pics)

1) Take buckwheat flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.

2) Add mashed potatoes.

3) Mix well using your fingertips.

4) Now add warm water little at a time and start kneading the dough. The dough should be medium soft. Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.

collage of 4 steps showing flour, salt, pepper in a bowl, added potato, mixed, ready dough

5) After the resting time, knead a couple of times to smooth out. Then divide into 7 equal portions. Make smooth balls and flatten between your palm.

6) Take one flattened disc, and roll into about 3 inches diameter circle. 

7) Now heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. While the oil is heating, roll a few puris and keep them on a plate. Once the oil is hot, slice one rolled puri carefully. Slightly press in a circular motion using a spatula, so it will puff up.

8) Once puffed, flip the puri and cook another side. Then remove it to a paper towel lined plate and repeat the same for rest.

collage of 4 steps showing 7 small balls, rolled puri, frying into the oil, flipped fried puri

💭 Expert Tips

The color of the poori: Some buckwheat flour is darker in color while some is lighter. So what type and brand you are using, the color may vary.

Make sure to mash the potatoes very well. If there are tiny pieces of potato in the puri, it will not puff well.

The thickness of the puri: Roll the puri to even thickness. If it is uneven then it will not puff up while frying. Also, keep the medium thickness (not too thin or not too thick)

Fry the puris into the hot oil. If oil is not hot then puri will absorb too much oil because of the potato in it. Also, it may not puff up.

How to check oil is for frying? If you drop a tiny portion of dough, it comes on top steadily meaning oil is perfect for frying. If comes on top immediately then it is too hot. If it stays at the bottom for some time and comes on top very slowly meaning it is not hot enough.

🍽 Serving Ideas For Kuttu Ki Puri

close up of kuttu ki puri in a while plate

Check Out Other Puri For Vrat
Rajgira puri
Singhare ki puri

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Kuttu Ki Puri (Poori)

4.50 from 2 votes
3 kuttu ki puri in a plate with dahi arbi on the side.
Make this slightly crisp and deliciously nutty kuttu ki puri at home very easily without fail.
Kanan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 7 pooris

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Kuttu ka atta (Buckwheat flour)
  • 1 small or 1/3 cup Potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • Rock salt (sendha namak), to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons Water, (warm)
  • Oil, for deep frying

Instructions

Kneading The Dough:

  • Take buckwheat flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Add mashed potatoes. Mix well using your fingertips.
  • Now add warm water little at a time and start kneading the dough. The dough should be medium soft. Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Rolling & Frying Poori:

  • After the resting time, knead a couple of times to smooth out. Then divide into 7 equal portions. Make smooth balls and flatten between your palm.
  • Take one flattened disc, and roll into about 3 inches diameter circle.
  • Now heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. While the oil is heating, roll a few puris and keep them on a plate. Once the oil is hot, slice one rolled puri carefully. Slightly press in a circular motion using a spatula, so it will puff up.
  • Once puffed, flip the puri and cook another side. Then remove it to a paper towel lined plate and repeat the same for rest.

Notes

  • The color of the poori: Some buckwheat flour is darker in color while some is lighter. So what type and brand you are using, the color may vary.
  • Mash the potatoes very well. If there are tiny pieces of potato in the puri, it will not puff well.
  • Thickness of the puri: Roll the puri to even thickness. If it is uneven then it will not puff up while frying. Also, keep the medium thickness (not too thin or not too thick)
  • Fry the puris into hot oil. If oil is not hot then puri will absorb too much oil because of the potato in it. Also, it may not puff up.
  • How to check oil is for frying? If you drop a tiny portion of dough, it comes on top steadily meaning oil is perfect for frying. If comes on top immediately then it is too hot. If it stays at the bottom for some time and comes on top very slowly meaning it is not hot enough.
  • Because kuttu generates the warmth in your body, it is advisable to serve with yogurt-based dishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2poori | Calories: 289kcal (14%) | Carbohydrates: 16g (5%) | Protein: 2.7g (5%) | Fat: 24.9g (38%) | Saturated Fat: 3.3g (17%) | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 323mg (13%) | Potassium: 146mg (4%) | Fiber: 2.2g (9%) | Sugar: 0.6g (1%)
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