Kuch Soul Food Ho Jaye, that’s what we all want, and we don’t want to lose our mind over it!

Ditch the fried puris and heavy faraali fare.

Kuttu khichdi is a complete meal by itself when served with Dahi or Raita.

Did you know kuttu is pseudo cereal. It’s rich in fibre, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It’s low in calories and hence makes a great option when trying to lose weight. One must actually include kuttu or kuttu atta post Navratri too. It aids weight loss and keeps you fuller and energized. Its also Gluten Free!

Great food isn’t it, we really have some superfoods with us in our kitchen.

So when I was helping my clients lose weight during Navratri they wanted an alternative to sabudana ka khichdi and that’s how I came up with this kuttu ki khichdi. My mother in law used to get kuttu to make dhoklas and I tried my hand with making the khichdi. It turned out delicious and all my clients have loved it, so will you.

This recipe was even featured on BabyChakra!

Without wasting time let’s get to the Recipe.

Kuttu Khichdi Recipe

Buckwheat (Kuttu): 1 cup
Dahi: ½ cup
Oil /ghee: 2 tsp
Boiled potatoes: ½ cup cut into cubes.
Ginger-chillI paste: 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Salt (Sendha namak) : To taste
Roasted Peanuts ( Coarsely ground or as they are): 2 tbsp
Lemon: half
Coriander: finely chopped to garnish.
Soak the buckwheat in enough water for 2 hours. Drain the water and slightly steam the buckwheat.
Take a heavy bottom non-stick pan or iron kadhai. Take oil and heat. Add the jeera till it splutters. Add curry leaves (optional), boiled potatoes and mix well.
Add ginger-chilli paste, steamed kuttu and peanuts. Mix well.
Add dahi and salt and mix well again.
Place a lid and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add the lemon juice after you switch off the flame and mix thoroughly.


Your low calorie Healthy Kuttu khichdi is ready. Have it with Raita for lunch or dinner.