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Navratri fast food: Feast with Kuttu Cheela and Curry Potato

A few days more for Navratri fasting to end. Don’t end your fast without having this special Navratri delicacy.

Deepa Gupta |


A few days more for Navratri fast to end. Navratra, the time for fasting, is being observed by Hindus all over the world and goddess Durga is worshipped with ornaments, kumkum, flowers and prayers. But there are food one can consume during Navratri fasting. Try this buck wheat (kuttu) cheela and potato curry recipe. Don’t end your fast without having this special Navratri delicacy.

Serves:  2; Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for potato curry:-

Potatoes                        2 (medium)

Tomato                           1 (large)

Green chillies                 2

Curd                                 1 tbsp

Salt                                   To taste

Cumin seed                      ¼ tsp

Red chilli powder            ¼ tsp

Coriander powder           ½ tsp

Garam masala                  ¼ tsp

Pure ghee                          1 tsp

Fresh coriander leaves     Few

How to make Curry Potato

Boil potatoes. Peel and cut into medium sized pieces. Grind tomato and green chillies. Make a puree together. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Add tomato puree and curd. Cook for five minutes. Add all the spices except garam masala in it.  Add potato cubes and one cup of water. Cook for 10 minutes on medium flame. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Ingredients for kuttu cheela:-

Kuttu atta         1 cup

Pumpkin            50 grams

Green chillies         2

Coriander leaves    Few

Salt                            ½ tsp

Water                       To make the batter

Oil                              1 tbsp

How to make Kuttu Cheela

Peel pumpkin and grate it.  Chop green chillies and coriander. Add grated pumpkin, green coriander, green chillies and salt in kuttu atta. Mix well in a bowl and leave aside for an hour. Pumpkin will leave its water content after coming in contact with salt. Add enough water as required now to make a thick batter like that of dosa. Take a non-stick pan. Add little oil. Spread the cheela and roast it from both the sides.

Serve hot with hot potato curry.

Add on: You can serve green coriander chutney and cucumber raita with it to enhance the taste of the meal.

While fasting, this food gives you much needed energy boost.  This is a perfect meal-time food during navratras! Worth a try.