Buckwheat and Water Chestnut Idli Chaat

It’s a perfect fasting recipe and you can add/remove ingredients according to your choice and fasting rules.

Its quite filling one, rich in nutrients because of the ingredients used in salad. You can add curd or cream according to your preference (Vegan or dairy curd) or you can skip that as well.

In this recipe base ingredient is “Buckwheat”. Buckwheat is healthy due to its high amounts of minerals and various antioxidants. It has also been shown to provide health benefits, including improved blood sugar control. Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, and is therefore gluten-free.

What are the Benefits of Buckwheat?

  • Buckwheat is mainly composed of carbs. It also contains a good amount of fiber and resistant starch, which may improve colon health.
  • Consumption of buckwheat may moderate blood sugar levels, making it a healthy food choice for diabetics.
  • Regular consumption of buckwheat may improve heart health by decreasing blood pressure and improving the blood lipid profile.
  • Buckwheat contains small amounts of proteins with a very good nutritional quality. However, the digestibility of these proteins is relatively poor.
  • Buckwheat is richer in minerals than many other pseudocereals and cereals. It is high in manganese, copper and magnesium, but low in most vitamins.

Buckwheat and Water chestnut Idli Chaat

A perfect wholesome and delicious fasting recipe with many health benefits.

Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, dinner, Fasting Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Buckwheat idli, Fasting recipe, Idli chaat, waterchestnut
Servings: 2
Author: Nisha Sharma
Ingrediants for Idli
  • 1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Water chestnut Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Curd (for vegan sour cream + dairy free yogurt)
  • 1/2 Tsp Rock Salt (As per taste)
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 10-12 Fresh Curry Leaves (Finely Chopped)
Chaat Ingrediants
  • 8-10 Steamed Idli
  • 2-3 Medium size Potato (Boiled, peeled, cubed)
  • 2 Tomato (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Black chickpeas and Moong beans (Soaked and sprouted)
  • 1/4 Cup Peanuts (Roasted)
  • 1/2 Tsp Rock Salt (As per taste)
  • 1/2 Tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut chutney or vegan curd
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1-2 Fresh Green or red chillies (Finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Tsp Dill leaves (Fresh or dried)
  • 1/4 Cup Buckwheat boondi
  1. Mix all idli ingredients, add baking soda at last. Mix and pour in greased idli pot.

  2. Steam for 8-10 min until cook properly, check with toothpick pr knief.

  3. Once cool down on room tempreture, add all chaat ingrediants according to the desired quantities. Mix well and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

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