What is 'Kuttu Beetroot Tikki' shared by Food Authority on its page? Try as an evening snack

Kuttu beetroot tikki can be made as part of Navaratri vrat. Photo: iStock/Alleko

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently shared the recipe for an interesting dish, 'Kuttu Beetroot Tikki' on its Instagram page. Kuttu aka buckwheat is not extremely common in Kerala but atta and powders made of this nutritious millet are available in our supermarkets. Many dishes made of Kuttu are prepared during the Navaratri fasting period in North Indian households. The Kuttu Beetroot Tikki requires just 15 minutes to prepare and it has 5 grams of protein and 21 gms of carbohydrate. Here's the recipe, which you can try as an evening snack:

1 cup buckwheat flour
2 medium, boiled and mashed beetroot
1 tbsp oil or butter
1 tbsp peanuts
1 tbsp chopped jeera
1 green chilly or roasted red chilly flakes
1 tbsp black pepper
1 inch chopped ginger
1 tbsp chaat masala

Mix buckwheat flour and mashed beetroots to form a dough
Roast peanuts, and then roast jeera with it
Add chilly and ginger to it
Add the buckwheat-beetroot mixture to it
Cook and season with pepper, chaat masala and salt
Shape the mixture into tikkis
Cook tikkis in a greased pan until golden brown
Serve hot with your favourite dip

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