Rajgira Halwa

Rajgira halwa is a sweet dish made from Amaranth flour, also known as “Rajgira flour” in Hindi. It is a popular dish in India, particularly during the Hindu festival of Navratri when it is traditionally consumed due to its religious significance. The dish is made by roasting the flour with ghee, milk and sugar and flavored with cardamom powder, saffron and sometimes with nuts like almonds, cashews and pistachios.

Here is a simple recipe for Rajgira halwa:


  • 1 cup Rajgira flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron
  • A handful of nuts (optional)


  1. Heat the ghee in a pan over medium heat. Add the Rajgira flour and roast it for about 2-3 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  2. Add the milk, sugar and cardamom powder to the pan and mix well.
  3. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring continuously, until it thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  4. Add the saffron and nuts (if using) and mix well.
  5. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve hot or warm.

Note: You can also add some more ghee and honey to make it more rich.






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