Rajgira Halwa, also known as Amaranth Halwa, is a sweet, pudding-like dessert made from amaranth flour, milk, and ghee. It is considered to be a nutritious and healthy alternative to traditional halwa made from wheat flour.
It can be a good option as baby food after 8 months of age, it can be served in small amounts as a finger food or as a porridge. However, it’s important to note that it contains ghee and sugar, so it should be given in moderation. Before serving it to your baby, make sure to consult with your pediatrician.
Here is a basic recipe for making Rajgira Halwa:
- 1 cup rajgira flour (amaranth flour)
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup ghee
- 1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder (optional)
- In a pan, add ghee and roast the rajgira flour over medium heat until it turns golden brown and fragrant.
- Slowly add milk to the pan and stir continuously to avoid lumps. Cook until the mixture thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
- Add sugar and cardamom powder (if using) to the pan and mix well. Cook for a few more minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and let it cool down before serving.
- Once cooled, you can blend it to make a smooth porridge-like consistency for babies.
- Serve and enjoy!
Note: You can also add other ingredients like chopped nuts, raisins, and dry fruits to the halwa for added flavor and nutrition.