Rajgira Cookies are a type of Indian cookie made with amaranth flour (rajgira flour) and sweeteners such as sugar or jaggery. They are often consumed during religious fasts as they are made with ingredients that are allowed during fasting. These cookies are a popular snack in many parts of India and are considered to be a nutritious and healthy alternative to traditional cookies made from wheat flour.
Here is a basic recipe for making Rajgira Cookies:
- 1 cup Rajgira flour (amaranth flour)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar or jaggery
- 1/4 cup ghee
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1/4 cup chopped mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the Rajgira flour, sugar or jaggery, ghee, cardamom powder, and milk. Mix well until the dough comes together.
- Mix in the chopped mixed nuts.
- Preheat the oven to 350F (180C)
- Roll the dough into small balls and flatten them slightly.
- Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool down before serving.
Note: You can adjust the amount of sweetener as per your taste preference. You can also add other ingredients like dry fruits or coconut for added flavor and nutrition. The dough can also be refrigerated for 30 minutes to make it easier to handle and roll out.
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