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NAVRATRI VRAT KA KHANA – KUTTU KA PARATH AND LOKI KI SABJI / RECIPES FOR FASTING

Navratri is around the corner and most of us looking Vrat recipes. Here I have come with Kuttu (buckwheat flour) Ka Paratha and Loki ki Sabji (Bottle gourd). We are going to use very less oil for paratha’s so in a way this combination is very healthy. Follow my recipe for how you can make paratha with Kuttu Atta.

Navratri Vrat Ka Khana

Category : Main course

Serves  – 1-2

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

About the Recipe

Navratri is around the corner and most of us looking Vrat recipes. Here I have come with Kuttu (buckwheat flour) Ka Paratha and Loki ki Sabji (Bottle gourd). We are going to use very less oil for paratha’s so in a way this combination is very healthy. Follow my recipe for how you can make paratha with Kuttu Atta.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour, 1 boiled potato medium size.
  • 1/2 tsp Pink Salt (Sendha Namak), 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped, 1 green chili chopped
  • Chopped fresh coriander leaves, 200 grams bottle gourd, 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 inch ginger, 1 green chili, 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tsp ghee(clarified butter) for sabji, 1 tbsp oil for making paratha

Stepwise Directions

Step 1- First we will be making Loki ki Sabji. Cut bottle gourd into small pieces. Remove seeds if any. Grate tomatoes or make puree. Also cut ginger, green chili and coriander leaves. Now take pressure cooker (it is easy to make in pressure cooker) and add ghee. When ghee is hot add ginger and green chili. Saute them for few seconds then add tomato puree. Also add salt and black pepper powder and saute for few seconds. Then add chopped bottle gourd and 1 cup water. Mix and close the lid and cook until 4-5 whistles on medium heat.

Step 2 – After 5 whistles, open the lid and start the gas or induction. Let it boil open for 2-3 minutes, mash bottle gourd a bit. Add fresh coriander leaves(optional) and close the gas after mixing it. Loki ki Sabji is Ready.

Step 3 – Take 1 cup buckwheat flour and add it to big mixing bowl. Always sift the flour before making anything. Also add chopped ginger, chopped green chili, chopped fresh coriander leaves, salt and black pepper powder. We needs to add 1 boiled potato, either you can grate or you can break into small pieces with your hand. Add boiled potato and mix with flour. Start kneading flour with potato first and when needed then only add water very slowly. I have used only 2 tbsp water for making this 1 cup dough. Make little hard dough.

Step 4 – Prepare for making paratha. Put iron flat pan on gas or use non-stick flat pan. Also prepare one plastic open like a book. I have used zip bag and I had cut from 3 sides and 1 side is closed. Now open your plastic wide. And apply some oil on plastic both sides and on your hands. Then take it out small ball size dough and make it smooth then place it on greased plastic. Then close the plastic as book. And start pressing on top with your hand. We need to make thin round or oval shape paratha. So spread the dough. As it is inside greased plastic so it will be easy to spread. Once done, open plastic and take it out and place it on greased hot pan or tawa. These paratha’s are very delicate so do it very gentle.

Step 5 – sprinkle some oil on all the side of paratha and on top. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat then turn upside down. Apply little oil other side and cook like normal paratha on medium heat. Then take it out in a plate. Make all with same process. I have prepared 4 small size paratha’s from this dough.

Note – Use wide spatula to turn upside down. And do not apply too much oil on paratha while making. buckwheat flour can absorb a lot of oil and your paratha will become very heavy and oily. 

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