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:
- 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
- In a pan, heat the ghee and add the Rajgira flour. Roast the flour until it turns golden brown and releases a nutty aroma.
- Slowly add the milk while stirring constantly to prevent lumps.
- Add sugar or jaggery, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and saffron strands.
- 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.
- 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.