Nourishing Postnatal Care and Woman's Health with Gujarati "Katlu"

In the heart of Gujarat, where traditions speak louder than words, there exists a culinary masterpiece designed to embrace and nourish new mothers during their postnatal journey. Katlu, with its roots deep in Gujarati culture, is not just a dish; it's a time-honored tradition, carefully crafted to supplement the nutritional needs of women and to induce lactation.

A Tapestry of Tradition: India, with its rich tapestry of food traditions, unfolds a myriad of culinary treasures, each woven with care to address both regular and special needs. The postnatal period, a delicate phase, is no exception. Across regions, women of generations past have ingeniously designed food traditions to support and care for mothers after childbirth. Katlu stands proudly as the Gujarati embodiment of this nurturing tradition.

Labor of Love: Katlu, with its exhaustive list of ingredients, is a testament to the love and care woven into every aspect of its preparation. Ghee, kopra (dry coconut), gond, almonds, khus khus, and the mystical Batrisu mix, a blend of 32 herbs and spices, converge in this rich concoction. It's not just a dish; it's a labor of love that reflects the cultural heritage and deep familial bonds.

Healing Properties of Desi Gunder: One of the secret ingredients that lend both flavor and healing properties to Katlu is Desi Gunder, the resin from the Babul tree. Believed to warm the body and alleviate postpartum backache, this natural element adds a touch of traditional wisdom to the recipe. It's not just about nourishing the body but also about embracing the healing essence of nature.


Pregnancy Powerhouse: During pregnancy, Katlu emerges as a nutritional powerhouse, delivering vital nutrients for both the mom-to-be and the growing baby. The unique blend of sprouted wheat, fenugreek, jaggery, ginger, and the richness of Gondh fosters improved digestion, heightened energy levels, and an overall sense of well-being.

Postpartum Bliss: For new moms, Katlu remains a go-to source for postpartum nourishment. Packed with Ayurvedic ingredients, it aids in post-delivery recovery, providing essential strength and rejuvenation. Almonds, incorporated for their healthy fats, further support lactation for breastfeeding moms.

Holistic Wellness at 40+: As women enter their 40s and beyond, prioritizing health becomes paramount. Nutreat's Katlu, with its thoughtfully chosen ingredients, becomes a companion in promoting bone health, boosting immunity, and offering a natural source of energy. It's a delicious and holistic approach to well-being, celebrating every stage of life.

Nutreat's Handcrafted Katlu - A Culinary : Our Katlu is a testament for the blend of tradition with modern requirement. featuring a blend of sprouted wheat, fenugreek, jaggery, ginger, and the unique touch of 32 Ayurvedic ingredients. The inclusion of almonds and Gondh elevates the nutritional profile, making it a wholesome treat for every woman.

 As we delve into the intricate layers of Katlu, we invite you to join us on a journey through time and tradition. In this blog post, we'll explore the health benefits, share mouthwatering recipes, and celebrate the cultural significance of Katlu. Because, at Nutreat, we believe that every bite is a connection to our roots, and every tradition is a celebration of love, nourishment, and the timeless wisdom of generations past.


Katlu Latte:


Katlu Latte



  • Nutreat Katlu Mix: 2 tablespoons
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Sugar or sweetener (optional): To taste
  • Ground cinnamon (optional): A pinch


  1. Dissolve Nutreat Katlu Mix in a small amount of warm milk, ensuring there are no lumps.
  2. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan until it simmers.
  3. Add the dissolved Katlu Mix to the simmering milk, stirring continuously.
  4. Optionally, add sugar or sweetener to taste.
  5. Pour the Katlu Latte into a cup and sprinkle with a pinch of ground cinnamon if desired.
  6. Enjoy your warm and nourishing Katlu Latte.

Katlu Laddoo:


Katlu Laddoo


  • Nutreat Katlu Mix: 1 cup
  • Ghee: 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios): 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Grated Coconut: 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery (grated): 1 cup


  1. Heat ghee in a pan over low heat.
  2. Add Nutreat Katlu Mix and roast until it becomes aromatic.
  3. Mix in grated jaggery, shredded coconut  and continue stirring until well combined.
  4. Add chopped nuts and mix thoroughly. (Optional)
  5. Let the mixture cool slightly, then shape it into round Katlu Laddoos.
  6. Allow the laddoos to set before serving. Enjoy the delightful sweetness of Nutreat Katlu in every bite.

Katlu Pak:


Katlu Pak


  • - Nutreat Katlu Mix: 1 cup
  • - Jaggery (grated): 2 cup
  • - Ghee: 1 cup
  • - water: 2 cups
  • - Chopped nuts (cashews, almonds): to garnish


  1. In a pan, melt ghee (1/2cup) over low heat.
  2. Add Nutreat Katlu Mix and roast until it releases a delightful aroma.
  3. In another pan add jaggery and water. Melt it till it boils. Gradually add grated jaggery to the mix, stirring continuously to ensure even blending.
  4. Continue cooking on low heat until the mixture thickens, achieving a fudgy consistency.
  5. Mix in chopped nuts, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  6. Transfer the Katlu Pak mixture into a greased tray or plate, spreading it evenly.
  7. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before cutting it into desired shapes while it's still soft.
  8. Once completely cooled, your Katlu Pak Mysore Style is ready to be enjoyed. Savor the fusion of traditional flavors in every sweet bite!


Katlu Energy Bites:


Katlu energy bites



  • Nutreat Katlu Mix: 3/4 cup
  • Dates (pitted): 1/2 cup
  • Shredded Coconut : 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon


  1. In a food processor, blend Nutreat Katlu Mix, pitted dates, shredded coconut, and vanilla extract until a sticky mixture forms.
  2. Scoop out small portions and roll them into bite-sized bars.
  3. Place the energy bites on a tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Once set, your Katlu Energy Bites are ready to enjoy.




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