Rajgira sheera recipe (Rajgira halwa)

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rajgira sheera recipe or rajgira halwa – a sweet dish made from amaranth flour, sugar and milk. It is flavored with cardamom powder and garnished with chopped almonds. Amaranth flour can be consumed during vrat or Hindu fasting, so this dessert.

Rajgira sheera recipe | rajgira halwa recipe for fasting vrat

The rajgira atta aka amaranth flour is the gluten free flour. If you are gluten allergic then this dessert recipe is for you.

The texture of the halwa is slightly gooey. It will stick to the spoon and bowl. But when you eat it, you won’t feel that gooey texture at all in your mouth. The perfect amount of ghee vs flour makes the halwa smooth and less gooey. So don’t cut down the amount of ghee here.

As Navratri is going on right now. Many people keep the fast on these nine days for matarani. So here I am with the fasting dessert recipe. Today I am sharing rajgira halwa recipe.

While you are fasting, you feel low in energy. So that time, make this rajgira sheera and eat a small bowl of it. You will feel full and energized because of the ghee in it.

This is my mom’s recipe. She used to make it for me while i was keeping the gauri vrat fast in my childhood days. This was my favorite dish those days. In Gujarati it is known as rajgara no sheero.

It is recommened to eat this rajgira halwa warm. You can have the chilled one but the warm tastes best. If serving it later or having the leftover next day, you can warm this up in microwave.

Check out other halwa recipes for vrat
Sweet potato halwa  //  Pumpkin halwa  //  Almond halwa  //  Singhare ke atte ka halwa


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1) Take milk and sugar in a saucepan, Turn the heat on medium and just warm it up. No need to boil. Alternately you can warm up the milk-sugar mixture in the microwave as well.

2) Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat.
Rajgira sheera recipe | rajgira halwa recipe for fasting vrat

3) Once hot add rajgira atta. keep cooking with constantly stirring with spatula. Also keep an eye on the milk as well.

4) Roast the rajgira till you get the toasted, nutty aroma of the flour. It gets slightly brown in color. It will take about 4-5 minutes. There are few signs that you know flour is roasted well – 1) you get the nutty aroma. 2) it gets slightly loose and you will feel light while you’re stirring it compared to the beginning. 3) ghee starts to ooze out slightly from the sides.
Rajgira sheera recipe | rajgira halwa recipe for fasting vrat

5) Once flour is roasted, add the warm milk-sugar mixture. Be Careful it will be bubbly and it may splutter.

6) Immediately mix well using spatula.
Rajgira sheera recipe | rajgira halwa recipe for fasting vrat

7) Continue cooking with stirring constantly till it gets thick, all the moisture is evaporated. And the ghee starts to ooze out from the sides. Also the sheera will leave the sides of the pan. Then turn off the stove.

8) Lastly add cardamom powder and chopped nuts.
Rajgira sheera recipe | rajgira halwa recipe for fasting vrat

9) Mix well.

10) It tastes best when served warm, so Let it cool down slightly then remove it to a serving bowl.
Rajgira sheera recipe | rajgira halwa recipe for fasting vrat

Serving suggestion: During the fasting day (vrat or upvaas), have a small bowl of sheera, you will feel full for few hours.

Rajgira sheera recipe | rajgira halwa recipe for fasting vrat


Rajgira sheera recipe | rajgira halwa recipe for fasting vrat
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Rajgira sheera recipe (rajgira halwa recipe for fasting, vrat)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 4 tablespoons Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • ½ cup Rajgira ka atta (Amaranth flour)
  • 1 ¼ cups Milk
  • cup White granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • 1 tablespoon Almonds or cashews, chopped

Instructions

  1. Take milk and sugar in a saucepan, Turn the heat on medium and just warm it up. No need to boil. Alternately you can warm up the milk-sugar mixture in the microwave as well.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  3. Once hot add rajgira atta. keep cooking with constantly stirring with spatula. Also keep an eye on the milk as well.
  4. Roast the rajgira till you get the toasted, nutty aroma of the flour. It gets slightly brown in color. It will take about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Once flour is roasted, add the warm milk-sugar mixture. Be Careful it will be bubbly and it may splutter.
  6. Immediately mix well using spatula.
  7. Continue cooking with stirring constantly till it gets thick, all the moisture is evaporated. And the ghee starts to ooze out from the sides.
  8. Then turn off the stove.
  9. Lastly add cardamom powder and chopped nuts. Mix well.

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