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Gnocchi for Navratri Fasting –Small, soft dumplings made with Rajgiri flour/Amaranth Flour and boiled potatoes. Dough of boiled potatoes and amaranth flour is made and small pieces are cut to make dumplings. This is a gluten free and egg free recipe. You can even make it vegan, by substituting the sauce.
Am so happy I tried this recipe. I have been craving to eat gnocchi. But as Navratri is on and we are on no onion, no garlic and most certainly no egg and no meat diet, it looked a little far from real to have it.But when you can resist, then you experiment. So did i. And the result was more than satisfactory. I would rather say it was a Delight!
During fasting, we do not consume all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour. Since only the gluten free flours such as buckwheat, water chestnut and amaranth flour is allowed, I had little option but to try gnocchi with either of the three. Yes you can also make these with Samak rice flour. But since I only had amaranth in my pantry, I tried these soft potato Gnocchi with amaranth flour.
Since this flour is gluten free and this recipe is egg free so the binding happens with the starch of the potato. Different varieties of potatoes behave differently and hence you may have to add or reduce the amount of flour by a little difference. The trick is just that the dough should not be too sticky to be rolled.
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