Thursday, 30 May 2013

Rajgira (Amaranth) Laddoo

Rajgira laddoo are very popular and low fat dish for fasting. Some people eat these laddoos with milk.

It makes enormous nutritional sense therefore to use this super non-cereal on fasting days.

You just bite into a simple light rajgira laddoo , you get a good source of  fiber and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and especially manganese. Rajgira is rich in lysine, the one essential amino acid that is hard to find in vegetable protein sources. 


ही पाककृती वाचा मराठीतून.......इथे क्लिक करा.


Ingredients:

  • Special jaggery- 1 cup (usually jaggery used for Tilgul is stickier than the normal jaggery and called 'chikkicha gul' in Marathi. )
  • Puffed rajgira- 5 cups
  • Clarified butter (ghee)- 2 tsp
  • Peanuts (roasted and crushed into pieces)- 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Cardamom powder- 1 tsp

Method:
  • Melt jaggery with ghee in a non stick pan or heavy bottom pan/wok to make a thick syrup. See this method in making of Tilgul. (Click here)
  • Turn off the gas and mix in the rajgira, roasted peanuts and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Take it off the heat and make small (like Tilgul or bite size) round balls. Leave to cool and serve.

Or......
  • Transfer the contents onto 2-3 greased stainless steel plate and spread it by patting with greased wooden spatula or katori.
  • Mark in squares with a knife when warm.
  • Cut into pieces when cooled, store in air-tight container. 

Though we get this laddo or chikki in shops, I prefer it homemade. It's simple.

5 comments:

  1. wow it looks super delicious..

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  2. hi
    great one! I love rajgiri chikki. I must try this one out now :)
    Where can I get puffed rajgira?

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  3. Yes where can we get puffed rajgira? and what is it called in telugu?

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    1. Easily available in Mumbai, at grocery stores or chana wala. No idea of Telagu name.

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  4. perfect round spheres of goodness..tried it today...tastes great..thank u
    for sharing!
    sush

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