Rajgira Halwa is a sweet dish made from rajgira flour, also known as amaranth flour. It is a traditional Indian sweet, commonly made during fasting days or religious occasions.
- 1 cup rajgira flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup ghee
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, cashews) (optional)
- In a pan, add water and sugar and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar dissolves completely.
- In another pan, heat ghee and add rajgira flour. Roast the flour on low flame, stirring continuously until it turns golden brown.
- Add the cooked sugar syrup to the rajgira flour and stir well.
- Gradually add milk and keep stirring to avoid any lumps.
- Cook the mixture on low flame, stirring continuously, until it thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
- Add cardamom powder and mix well.
- Add chopped nuts (if using) and mix well.
- Serve the hot halwa in a bowl and garnish with chopped nuts.
Note that you can adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste. You can also add some saffron strands or rose water for added flavor.