Friday, 9 July 2010

Kuttu Ka Atta or Buckwheat flour



  • Kuttu Atta is flour ground from Fagopyrum esculentum, known more casually as buckwheat.
  • It has a rich, nutty flavor and a very high nutritional value, making it popular in many nations, especially in Asia.
  • Buckwheat is not a cereal or grass. It is called a pseudo cereal to emphasize that it is not related to wheat.
  • Buckwheat flour is gluten free, leading people with gluten intolerance to seek it out as a flour alternative
  • The buckwheat is ground, typically with the outer bran, which is high in fiber and other nutrients. The bran turns the resulting buckwheat flour a rich brown color, with dark flecks. Then, the buckwheat flour can be packaged for sale on its own, or blended with other flours.
  • Most buckwheat is ground into flour and used for a variety of foods, including noodles in Japan and pancakes and breakfast cereals in the U.S. Russians and eastern Europeans make a wide range of foods with buckwheat.

12 comments:

dr.baapatt said...

hi,
i am dr. nitin bapat.
your article is good .
pl send me some analisys of nutritional values of kuttu flour

Monil Goel said...

Hi

I am Monil Goel
Your article is good and very informative.. I am a resident of pUNE,and i have searched in every general store for this flour but those shopkeepers are not aware about this ... can you please let me know the local name of this flour in marathi... so that it will help me in getting kuttu ka atta.....

Thanks,
Monil
Monil.goel@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I am Suvarna from Pune. I would like to know the Indian/Hindi/Marathi name to buckwheat/boekweit. Thanks.
email ID: onetoday@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I think the name on Marathi is BHAGAR..

Veena S. said...

Thanks . I recently tasted pancakes make with buckwheat flour in Italy. I wanted to know the Indian /Hindi name, found your blog and it answered me query. Will use it more often.

Kamal said...

i can provide Buckwheat glour (kutu aata )

v k shinde said...

Is Buckwheat what we call "Rajgira " in Marathi ?

Priyanka said...

In marwari we call it faafar ka atta or also called as kuttu ka atta. Its scientific name is fagoppyrum. My mother used to make faffar ki pakodi or parathas in ghee during shivaratri fast.

Regard,
Priyanka

Deepa Sharma said...

Where do you provide

Deepa Sharma said...

Where do you provide

vinay mani said...

Hi Iam vinay

Devayani said...

Bhagar is samo seeds. Kuttu or buckwheat is different. It is darker and triangular in shape.