When Desi Meets Videsi, Kuttu Pancakes Happen

Festive vibe is all around and why not, Navratri is going on. Many people fast during these auspicious days and one of the most common ingredients they look for is buckwheat flour or kuttu ka atta. Buckwheat flour comes with many nutrients and thus, it is highly beneficial for the body. Made up from the seeds of fruits, these pseudo cereals can keep you full for a long time without keeping your health at stake. They are loaded with proteins and have a high content of fiber. It also helps in weight loss and keeps the blood sugar level in control. It has several vitamins and is packed with minerals like zinc, copper, iron, and phosphorus thus, we can call it a powerhouse of nutrients. 

You might have heard of several dishes and desserts made from kuttu. Be it kuttu ka halwa, kuttu ki khichdi, or kuttu ki roti, these all have been a part of your fasting diet, we know it. But this time, we have something that you might not have imagined. We have a recipe of kuttu pancakes for you. Yes, you read that right. These pancakes are tasty as well as healthy. What else do we need? It is time to get over your regular pancakes and give these kuttu pancakes a try. Here’s how you can make it and surprise your taste buds.


  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour or kuttu ka aata
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp powdered jaggery 
  • 1/5 cup milk


  • Take a bowl and add peeled bananas.
  • Mash bananas with a spoon.
  • Add buckwheat flour and give it a mix.
  • Add powdered jaggery and a pinch of cinnamon
  • Add milk and mix everything well.
  • Heat up butter in a non-stick pan and pour in the pancake batter.
  • Flip and cook on both sides until they turn brown and aromatic.
  • Serve with honey and maple syrup
  • You can also top with blueberries or any other topping


So, don’t wait and have these tasty pancakes down your throat!!