Navratra Health Friendly Recipes

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 05, 2011

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recipesFestivals are designed in such a way that people tend to overeat and continue relishing on festivities for days at stretch. But have you ever thought that to your dismay, the weighing machine might point out to your being a little overweight post the festivity period.

And after all, what’s the point if you have to slog your way towards getting back in shape?  You have an option of keeping calorie accumulation at bay even while you consume rich-in-taste variety of food.

So, we bring to you one such recipe which will cut down calories by creating a negative calorie effect.

Co founder of Cafe Amaltas, Dietician, Himanshu Kapoor gives out a secret calorie cutter recipe – Chilla made of buckwheat flour or kuttu atta.


  • Buckwheat flour or kuttu ka atta.
  • 1 grated radish.
  • 1 tablespoon of yoghurt.
  • Water
  • Salt or vrat salt.
  • Green chillies.


  1. Make a batter by mixing buckwheat flour with water and yoghurt.
  2. Add salt as per taste.
  3. Then add grated radish to it.
  4. Pour the batter on a non-stick pan and spread it just as you do when you make a dosa.
  5. Flip it over when it is cooked from one side.
  6. You can serve the chilla with either curd or tomato chutney.

Himanshu Kapoor says, “Chilla prepared with buckwheat flour is a great option because in preparation we add radish. Apparently radish is high in fibre content and tends to create negative calories in the body.”

So, if this chilla can take calories off and away from you for days following Navratras, why not give it a try? Celebrate Navratras with this chilla recipe to begin with because it is not only a lip-smacking recipe but nutritious too. You can also make dosa with buckwheat flour.




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