Makhana, also called lotus seeds or fox nuts, is grown in the stagnant water of wetlands, tanks, ponds lakes and ditches. Popular as an ingredient for fasting food, it has immense health benefits too. It is a great snack and at any day roasted makhana will beat popcorn as substitute.
Boondi raita (बूंदी का रायता) is a simple, flavourful, yogurt based Indian condiment that’s served as a side with flavoured rice like vegetable pulav, Biryani, jeera rice or any Indian breads. Raita is an integral part of North Indian cuisine and there are numerous raita variations. Few of the popular variants made on daily basis in most household across India are cucumber raita, boondi Raita and vegetable raita.
Kuttu ke Puri (कूटु के आटे की पूरी) is something which is most commonly consumed during the days of religious fasting e.g. Navratri, Shivratri, Ekadashi. This buckwheat flour poori (puffed bread) is not much different from normal puri, except that here I add grated boiled potato in the dough for that added flavour. There are few other flours like Amaranth (Rajgira) flour and Water chestnut (singhara) flour, which can be used to make fasting (vrat) food. Here I am sharing the step by step pictorial recipe of Buckwheat flour poori.
Recently I tried Makhana Kheer, then I thought why not try out something different with Makhana / Lotus Seeds? My quest led me to try out these cutlets made from Makhana, something which I would call easy to make. A perfect starter for any day, and best you can have it during Navratri and whilst fasting. Below is my detailed step by step pictorial recipe of “Makhana Cutlet (मखाना कटलेट) or Lotus / Foxnut seeds cutlet”.
Vrat wali aloo Sabzi (Simple Potato curry with out garlic or onion) is simple and delicious and is ready is minutes. This curry / sabzi is consumed mostly during the days when one observing fast and restricts from consuming garlic or onion. This “Falahari” sabzi goes well with Kuttu ke poori (Buckwheat flour puffed bread).
Who says that vrat ka khana (Fasting food) is either boring or laden with Oil. “Kuttu ka dosa” or “Falahari Dosa” or “Vrat ka dosa” is a great option for those who want to avoid eating Kuttu in fried pooris (puffed indian bread) or pakoris.