Chaitra Navratri 2022: Enjoy the evenings with Kuttu Tarts. Recipe inside
- Tapatrisha Das
Updated : April 07, 2022 04:04 IST
Chaitra Navratri 2022: Here's a simple recipe of lip-smacking kuttu tarts made with vrat ingredients which will help you to make your Navratri evenings extra festive.
Chaitra Navratri 2022: The nine-day long festival is here. Chaitra Navratri started on April 2 this year and will go on till April 11. The festival worships the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga and is celebrated with a lot of grandeur and pomp all over the country. Beside the worship, Navratri also celebrates a togetherness of families, friends with food and warmth. Devotees start their Navratri preparations a week prior to the festival by gifting new clothes to their near and dear ones and cleaning their homes. It is believed that performing the puja during Navratri welcomes prosperity and happiness into the homes.
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For tart shells:
Kuttu atta (buckwheat) – 1cup
Ghee – ¼ cup
Sugar – 2tsp
Sendha namak – a pinch
Water – as required
Sugar – ½ cup
Cream – ½ cup
Banana – 1no
Peanuts (roasted, skinless) – ¼ cup
Mint Leaves – for garnish
To make the tart shells, mix kutu atta, ghee, sugar and salt till it becomes crumbly. Mix water to make the dough. Take the doughs in hand and make small balls and press them into the greased tart moulds to give them the shell shape. Place the moulds in a pan and cook on low flame for around 25 minutes. Remove the tart shells and let them cool completely. Meanwhile, in a pan, add sugar and caramelise it. As the sugar turns amber. Add cream and mix it with the caramelised sugar. After the mixture is done, remove it from heat and add banana and roasted peanuts. Transfer the mixture into a blender and grind it into a smooth puree. Let the puree cool down. Take the tart shells and add the caramel banana filling to it. Garnish it with slice of banana and a mint sprig and serve.
(Recipe: Kunal Kapur, Chef)