Singoda or Water Chestnut flour is made by drying and grinding water chestnuts. It is a fine, bright, white powder used in India to make food during fasts. Several Indians observe fasts not just on religious occasions but on certain special days in a week. On these days regular wheat flour or rice is usually avoided and Singoda flour is used to prepare the breads and curries.
- It can be used as a thickener or for coating.
- It can be used to make curries like kadhi, sweets like laddus, and Indian breads like rotis, puris etc.
- It is used during fasts.
- It is rich in Potassium, antioxidants and Vitamin B.
- Singoda flour is a healthy choice even on non-fasting days. It is considered naturally gluten-free.