Rajgira Halwa, also known as Amaranth flour Halwa, is a traditional Indian sweet dish made from Rajgira flour (Amaranth flour). It is typically served during religious fasting or vrat. The halwa is made by cooking Rajgira flour in ghee, along with sugar, milk, and water, and then flavored with cardamom powder and nuts.
Here is a simple recipe for Rajgira Halwa:
- 1 cup Rajgira flour
- 1/2 cup ghee
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
- In a pan, roast the Rajgira flour over medium heat until it turns golden brown.
- Add ghee to the pan and mix well.
- Add milk, water, and sugar and mix well.
- Cook the mixture over medium heat until it thickens and the ghee starts to separate from the sides of the pan.
- Add the cardamom powder and chopped nuts and mix well.
- Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Serve hot or warm.
Note: You can also add some more nuts like raisins, or dried coconut for added flavor and nutrition. Also, you can also add some more ghee to the mixture if it’s too dry.
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