Friday, 10 May 2019

Rajgira (Amaranth) Poori

Rajgira is easily the very Indian super good with being source of calcium, protein and amino acids and is rich in iron, magnesium and Vitamin A, B and C. Mostly used during fasting, rajgira flour has vanished from many kitchens. With so many of it's benefits, it's time to include rajgira flour in our routine and these poories are easy, tasty way to do it. 
Here I am sharing recipe that contains whole wheat flour mixed with rajgira flour to make it easy to handle even for novice. So this poori recipe is not suitable for fasting. 
Rajgira flour becomes quite dry when kneading and for fasting recipe wheat flour can be replaced with boiled and mashed potatoes. 
This makes a great snack and also for kids lunch box you may pack it with some homemade chutney.


Ingredients:
1. 1 cup rajgira(Amaranth)flour 
2. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 
3. 3-4 tbsp roasted peanuts powder 
4. 1 tbsp jeera, roughly crushed 
5. 1 tbsp green chilli, ginger paste
6. 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder (optional)
7. Salt to taste 
8. Oil to fry poories 
9. Water as needed

Preparation:
1. In a bowl mix, rajgira flour, whole wheat flour, peanuts powder and mix
2. Add salt, jeera, chilli ginger paste, red chilli powder to the flour and mix
3. Add little water at a time and make a soft dough. Do not knead too much.  Apply little oil if needed
4. Rest the dough for 10-15 minutes covered under kitchen towel 
5. Divide the dough into small balls and roll into small poories 
6. Deep fry the poories.
Enjoy tasty rajgira poories with homemade pickle or chutney of choice 


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