When looking for health food ,found name Amaranth (Rajgira/Thandu keerai seed)When I tried to find more info on this grain that has been there for 8000 years.. it was 😲 Cooked Amaranth is high in protein and many minerals like Magnesium,Iron, Calcium and Potassium . It is also rich in vitamin B when compared to other grains.
Though I was not able to find the grain I did find the flour .But was not sure if I can use it for chapathi or dosa as it was Gluten free . But accidentally I saw a cookery show( unfortunately end part of show) where he said it was Rajgira poori.So I was searching google for that recipe and bumped into this Halwa recipe.
But altered the recipe a bit used jaggery instead of sugar as I always feel sweets unique flavor using jaggery and did not add milk. So here is my version of halwa, which was liked by those who tasted it.
Amaranth flour -1/2 cup
Water - about 1/4 cup
Ghee and oil -1/4(2 tbs ghee and 2tbs oil)plus 2tbs for frying Amaranth flour And chopped nuts
Chopped nuts- few
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
1) Fry (in medium flame)nuts along with Amaranth flour till a nutty aroma of Amaranth comes and keep aside.
2) Grate jaggery and mix with water and melt . When it comes to half string consistency add the flour slowly stirring .
3) Add 2tbs oil little by little and keep stirring .
4) When it starts leaving sides add left over 2tbs of ghee and keep stirring till ghee starts oozing out.
5) Pour this in greased trayand level it using spatula .
6) When cool Cut into pieces or serve it just like that when warm.
NOTE: I used refined coconut oil