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Kuttu Ki Khichadi with Cucumber Raita By Chef Kunal Kapur

Kuttu Ki Khichadi with Cucumber Raita

Kuttu Khichadi (Buckwheat ki kichadi) and cucumber raita is a unique and tasty combination. Chef Kunal Kapur shares the recipe of this Satvik food.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For Kuttu Khichadi

    • 2-3 tsp ghee

    • 1/4 tsp asafoetida

    • 1 tbsp cumin seeds

    • 1 peeled & chopped potato

    • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger

    • 1 cup soaked buckwheat

    • rock salt to taste

    • water as required

  • For Cucumber raita

    • 2 cups curd

    • pinch of roasted cumin powder

    • pinch of black pepper powder

    • 1 peeled & chopped cucumber

    • freshly chopped coriander leaves


  1. 1

    Wash and soak 1 cup of buckwheat in water for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. 2

    In a pan, heat a spoonful of ghee and add 1/4 tsp asafoetida & 1 tbsp cumin seeds. when seeds start to crackle, add 1 peeled & chopped potato, grated ginger and give a stir.
  3. 3

    Drain the water from soaked buckwheat, add it to the mixture in pan along with a pinch of rock salt to taste and stir for few seconds.
  4. 4

    Add water as required and let it cook on a medium flame for 10- 15 minutes till it simmers.
  5. 5

    Add black pepper powder and garnish it with coriander.
  6. 6

    Peel and finely chop a cucumber. In a bowl, beat the curd till smooth.
  7. 7

    Add rock salt to taste, pinch of roasted cumin powder, black pepper powder. add the peeled & chopped cucumber to 2 cups of curd and mix it.
  8. 8

    Cucumber raita is ready. Serve Kuttu ki khichdi with cucumber raita.

Kuttu Khichadi with Cucumber Raita makes for a simple yet delicious and healthy combination of food. Kuttu or Buckwheat is a great source of fibre and minerals and is completely gluten-free. It is generally had during fasting to keep the body hydrated.

Cucumber also keeps the body hydrated as it has high water content. Grated cucumber is mixed with whisked curd to make cucumber raita.

Kuttu Khichadi with Cucumber Raita will make your fasts super delicious and healthy.

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