Rajgira Halwa

Rajgira Halwa is a sweet dish made with Rajgira flour (amaranth flour) and sweeteners like sugar or jaggery. It is a popular dish that is often made during fasting periods such as Navratri or Ekadashi. Here is a recipe for Rajgira Halwa:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Rajgira flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar or jaggery (adjust as per your taste)
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder
  • a few saffron strands (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped dry fruits (almonds, pistachios) for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a pan, heat the ghee and add the Rajgira flour. Roast the flour until it turns golden brown and releases a nutty aroma.
  2. Slowly add the milk while stirring constantly to prevent lumps.
  3. Add sugar or jaggery, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and saffron strands.
  4. Cook the halwa on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes or until it thickens and the ghee starts to separate from the mixture. Keep stirring to avoid any lumps.
  5. Garnish with chopped dry fruits and serve hot or warm.

Note: You can also use milk alternatives like almond milk or coconut milk for a non-dairy version. You can also add other ingredients like grated ginger, green chilies, and coriander leaves for more flavor.


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