Buckwheat Potato Croquette (Kuttu ki Tikki) are vegan and glutenfree. Can be served as snacks or used as a patty in the burger.
‘Buckwheat ‘ is my new favorite since past few months. It’s light on the tummy, has a nutty flavor (just like whole wheat flour which is we usually eat) and it tastes absolutely great sweet or savory. Now ‘Buckwheat’ is a cereal grain (Glutenfree) and can me eaten as a substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein gluten.
It’s one of a very popular flour used in India (North) during religious fasting and is known as “Kuttu” or “Okhla” and every small or big grocery markets are swarmed with them during festivities. In Indian religious fast’s the meal is usually glutenfree, many a times vegan (No milk or milk products) and most of the recipes revolves around potatoes.
So, today I’m going to share the recipe of “Buckwheat Croquette” which I’ve grown up eating at home because we do have a “Vasanta Navratri Festival” being celebrated in the northern part of India. The only change I’ve made to the traditional recipe is the addition of peanuts, which adds a pleasant crunch to it. The process is pretty simple and croquette is fried till crisp golden consistency.
If you haven’t tried buckwheat flour till now, I urge you to give it a chance. It’s easily available in most Indian grocery stores, organic and whole-food grocers (Here in the USA) and online.
The possibilities are endless with this flour as it blends equally great in both sweet and savory recipes.
So give the flour and croquette a try and let me know “How you like it”?
While I work upon another recipe with it…..maybe pancakes or noodles…..who knows 🙂
Happy Navratri !