Kuttu Atta Cookies | Fasting Cookies | Buckwheat Cookies are for fasting as well as non-fasting days.

These are easy to make, healthy and gluten-free too. These eggless Kuttu Atta cookies are made without using any baking powder or baking soda or refined sugar.

Kuttu Atta Cookies

Kuttu Atta Recipes

This is a Vrat recipe also as the cookies are made with just four ingredients and get ready in less than half an hour.

These crunchy Kuttu Atta cookies are perfect not only for fasting during Navratri but also for munching on without fasting days too.

Being impressed by my own Bajra cookies and Jowar Nankhatai, I felt like creating the same magic using Buckwheat flour, just a day before Janamashtami.

Buckwheat flour or Kuttu ka Atta is a staple during fasts and like you all, I too have consumed it umpteen times. But all these years, I have had it only in savoury form, be it Kuttu Poori or Pakoda or Kuttu Cheela (Pancakes). Never thought of having it sweet.

And after making these Buckwheat cookies, I regret why I didn’t try them earlier!

These Falahari cookies are the latest addition to my Navratri Recipes as well as to Janamashtami Recipes.

Kuttu Atta Cookies


 What is Kuttu Ka Atta?

Kuttu ka atta is a seed. It is neither a grain nor a millet. It is called Buckwheat flour in English.

Kuttu, along with Singhara (Water Chestnut), Amaranth and Chia are all pseudo cereals which mean that these are obtained from seeds of fruits, unlike cereals that are a product of grasses.

Being a seed of a fruit, it is very much allowed in Navratri and other fasts.


Benefits of Kuttu Ka Atta

All these years many of us have been consuming Kuttu only during fasts, so much so that it is better known as Vrat Ka Atta (Flour for Fasting days) only. But seeing the benefits of buckwheat, it can be consumed around the year too and not just during fasts.

Buckwheat is fibre-rich and is high in good quality protein, magnesium, vitamin B6, iron, niacin (vitamin B3), thiamine (vitamin B1) and zinc. (Source)


Easy Recipe 

An extremely easy recipe in which you need only Kuttu Atta, jaggery and Ghee. Nuts are optional but I would recommend them strongly.

These Kuttu Atta cookies are made without using any leavening agents like baking powder or baking soda. I followed my Bajra cookies and simply replaced Bajra with Kuttu.

Also, instead of butter, these cookies are made using desi ghee. And healthy buckwheat flour’s health benefits are kept intact by using jaggery powder instead of refined sugar. The addition of nuts makes it tastier as well as crunchier.


How To Make 


Tips For The Perfect Outcome


 Step By Step Recipe

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Baking In Conventional Oven (OTG)


Baking In Kadhai

Refer to my Nan Khatai recipe for complete details.


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Kuttu Atta Cookies

Easy and quick to make cookies that are gluten-free too
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Baked
Servings 10 Cookies


My Cup measures 240 ml

  • 130 g 1 Cup Kuttu Atta (Buckwheat Flour)
  • 50 g 1/4 Cup Ghee
  • 40 g 1/3 Cup Jaggery Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Nuts
  • 1/4 Cup Milk (At Room Temperature)


  • Sift jaggery.
  • Take ghee and sifted jaggery in a bowl and beat them till it gets light and fluffy as this is what is going to help your cookies rise as there is neither baking soda nor powder. It will take about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Once fluffy, then mix in Kuttu atta in batches and keep on collecting the mix till it forms a dough. There shouldn't be any cracks. Add milk, but little at a time, and only as much is required to bring the dough together. You may not need full 1/4th cup.
  • Add nuts too. Reserve some nuts for putting on the top.
  • Now start preheating your oven or air fryer or gas stove and start making cookies. Preheat air fryer at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Pinch a small ball from the dough, make a perfect ball shape and flatten it between palms.
  • Put some nuts on the top and again press a little so that they stick there.
  • Place these cookies in the preheated oven. If using an air fryer then keep these directly on the air fryer basket. No need to grease it.
  • Reduce the temperature to 160 degrees and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Do not be in a hurry to remove them as these would be really very soft. Just keep the air fryer basket on the kitchen platform for few minutes and then remove these using a spatula.
  • Keep these on a wire rack or mesh and let them cool completely.
  • Once completely cooled then store these in an airtight container. Remains good for up to a week easily.
  • Serve with love, tea optional.


  1. Always sift jaggery as even tiny lumps in it may spoil your cookies.
  2. You can replace ghee with butter.
  3. Beat the ghee and jaggery mix till light and fluffy.
  4. After adding flour, collect the dough with your hands as a spatula may mislead you to add more milk.
  5. Do not knead the dough, just collect it.
  6. The dough should be crack-free. Add little milk as required.
  7. The quantity of milk may vary by a spoon or two. You may not need at all or may need a little more than mentioned here.
  8. Add nuts of your choice, be it mixed or just anyone type.
  9. Make thin cookies. These will rise slightly while baking.
  10. The time of baking may vary from oven to oven, o keep an eye for 12 min onwards.
    Cookies will get crunchy only after they are cooled completely.
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