Rajgira also known as Amaranth can be consumed in our daily diet in different forms.
The flour can be used to make roti, puri, porridge or talipeet.
It’s normally used during fasting.
Puffed rajgira is used to make laddoos or chikki which is a delicacy made using jaggery or sugar.
It’s a super food having enormous benefits and also gluten free which makes it suitable to all.
It’s rich in protein,iron, vitamin C ,
calcium,magnesium, phosphate and phosphorous.
It’s fibre content aids weight loss as it keeps one satiated for a long time.
The Festival of Lights, Deepavali has just begun and I prepared some delectable and wholesome laddoos for the occasion.
Rajgira flour – 1.5 cups
Jaggery powder -3/4 cup
Ghee(liquid) – 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder – 1/2 spoon
Milk – 3-4 table spoons
Slivered Almonds. – 1 spoon
Slivered Pistachio – 1 spoon
Cashew nut bits – 1 spoon
Raisins – 10-12
Take a deep pan and heat the ghee.
Add in the rajgira flour and keep roasting the flour for about twelve to fifteen minutes on low flame till you get an aroma.
Now take a tablespoon of milk and sprinkle it over the mixture.
This procedure is helpful to make the flour grainy in texture and makes it more tasty.
Mix well and repeat this process thrice.
Now add in the cardamom powder, nuts and raisins to the mixture.
Allow the mixture to cool.
Now mix the powdered sugar into the mixture and mix well.
Allow to rest for a few minutes.
Bind them into laddoos and garnish them with few nuts and lightly press them.
Makes eighteen to twenty medium sized laddoos. Enjoy these delicious laddoos.