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Buckwheat Groats Pancakes | Farali Kuttu ka Cheela

Buckwheat Groats Pancakes aka Farali Kuttu ka Cheela are gluten free, quick and easy savory pancakes made with just 6 ingredients.
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Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Buckwheat, Farali, Fasting Recipes, Gluten Free, Kuttu, Millet, Pancake, Savory, Vrat
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre



  • 1 Cup Buckwheat Groats (Kuttu) - one can use buckwheat flour too
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • Hot Water for Soaking + more for grinding
  • salt to taste
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter for shallow frying) - One can use oil too and make it Vegan


  • Wash the Buckwheat groats thoroughly in water 2-3 times.
  • Soak it in hot water. (I almost boiled the water)
  • Let the groats soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, the water will be slimy and sticky.
    Soaked Buckwheat groats
  • Discard this water and rinse the grains again in normal tap water.
    Soaked and Rinsed Buckwheat groats
  • Drain and grind the rinsed grains using green chillies, ginger and salt to taste.
    Mixture ready to be grounded
  • Do not add water in start. Only add if required and grind to a smooth paste.
  • The consistency of the batter should be pouring Cheela/dosa like, as seen in the video below.
    Batter for Kuttu ka chilla
  • Heat a pan. Once hot drizzle some ghee on the pan.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of the batter and spread it in clockwise direction to form a cheela/dosa/crepe.
  • Thickness can be as desired. I like it thin as they turn crispy and taste good.
  • Once half cooked, drizzle some ghee on the sides and top and let it cook.
    Cooking of Buckwheat Groats Pancake on Top side
  • Once it has cooked from the bottom it will start leaving the sides.
  • Flip and let it cook on the other side.
    Cooking of Buckwheat Groats Pancake on the bottom side
  • Serve hot with some Kali mirch ki aloo ki sabji (Potatoes in black pepper) and yogurt/curd or chutney of your choice.


  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • One can use oil instead of Ghee.
  • Buckwheat flour can be used instead of groats. In that case just mix everything and make pancakes.
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