Healthy Buckwheat Crepes (Kuttu Dosa)

Healthy Buckwheat Crepes (Kuttu Dosa) are instant gluten-free crepes/dosa. I’m making the savory version served along with potato scramble.
I usually don’t share the recipe on Wednesday but this recipe is especially being shared on the auspicious occasion of ‘Navratri’ (meaning nine nights) one of the holiest Hindu festivals celebrated all over India. During these nine days/nights, people worship different forms of Goddess Durga (Shakti) and many keep fast (eat glutenfree and vegetarian). Most of the fast food comprises of fresh fruits/milk/yogurt and a lot of fried dishes made using Buckwheat(Kuttu) / Water Chestnut Flour(Singhada)Echinochloa colona Flour(Sama ka chawal).Healthy Buckwheat Crepes navratriI remember while growing up, we used to love this kind of festival because of all the festival food and festivities like singing/dancing and lots of activities in Pooja Pandal (a designated public park/place for festivities). Who wouldn’t love the deep fried kachori (fried puffs) / Poori’s / special vegetables and lots and lots of sweets (You might read ‘lots n lots of sweets’ in many of my posts related to Indian festival and I’m sure by now you would have understood, our LOVE with sweets 😉Buckwheat-crepes-5

So that was then and coming back to present, with our lifestyle, I don’t think we can eat too much-fried food, so I always try to create new recipes especially for such festivals. So these ‘Buckwheat Crepes’ have become our house favorite, especially for any fasting or festivity. I usually make them with buckwheat mixed with some same ke chawal flour and spinach. I eat them as plain crepes but If you want, you can serve them along with this potato scramble (aloo ki sabzi).Buckwheat-crepes-4

Since we are using all flour mix, hence you can even call them instant. It’s also a Diabetic friendly meal or for people who are looking at eating glutenfree/fewer carbs. Since its being made for fasting, I’m using Rock Salt(Sendha Namak) but you can use regular salt as well. Did you see my ‘2 Mins Coconut Chutney‘ which goes fantastic with these delicious crepes.

************* Wish You All A Happy Navratri *****************

Yields 15

Healthy Buckwheat Crepes (Kuttu Dosa)

2 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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For Crepes/Dosa:

1 Cup Buckwheat Flour (Kuttu ka Atta)

1/2 Cup Sama ka Chawal - You can use any regular rice flour or couscous flour

1/4 Cup Spinach - Fresh or Frozen

1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt - If vegan, use vegan yogurt or just plain water

1/4 Cup Water

Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) - You can use any salt as per taste

4 Tbsp Olive Oil - Any light oil for making crepes

For Potato Scramble (Aloo ki Sabji):

2 Boiled Potato - Peeled and cut into bite size

1/2 Cup Cilantro - chopped (Optional)

1 Green Chili - chopped

1/4 Tsp Turmeric

1/4 Tsp Mustard Seeds

2 Tbsp coconut Flakes - Optional

2 Tbsp Olive Oil - For cooking


  1. For Making Crepes/Dosa:
  2. Using a hand blender or food processor, grind buckwheat flour, sama ka chawal and spinach together.
  3. Add yogurt, water, salt and pulse to form a smooth batter (Batter should be slightly thick and not runny). Keep aside.
  4. Heat a tsp of oil in a large skillet/non-stick pan for about a min.
  5. Pour about 2 ladle of batter and swirl to form the shape of crepe.
  6. Cook for about 2 minutes on low flames.
  7. Lightly, flip the crepe to another side and cook for another 2 minutes (You can cook more or less as per taste. For crispy brown, you may cook for another minute).
  8. Follow the steps till all the crepes/dosa is made.
  9. For Making the Potato Scramble:
  10. Heat 2 tbsp oil for a minute.
  11. Add mustard seeds,as soon as they crackle, add turmeric, salt and potatoes.
  12. Stir potatoes to mix with turmeric, oil and mustard seeds.
  13. Cook over medium heat till potatoes are nicely cooked and browned (Takes about 2-3 minutes).
  14. Turn off the heat and add chopped cilantro, chili and coconut flakes.
  15. Toss them lightly and serve separately or filled in each crepe.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Entree, Appetizer

4 Replies to "Healthy Buckwheat Crepes (Kuttu Dosa)"

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    Lauren @ Create Bake Make October 16, 2015 (5:26 pm)
    What a great recipe, and so special too! Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
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    Lauren @ Create Bake Make October 20, 2015 (4:16 am)
    Ooh these sound delicious, can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, I hope you are having a great week!

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