Rajgira Sheera

Benefits of Amaranth flour 
overhead view of Rajgira Sheera garnished with almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios and dry rose petals, ready to be served, how to make Rajgira Sheera for Vrat

Rajgira Sheer | Vrat | Navratri Sheera Recipe

Hetal Kamdar
Rajgira Sheera is a gluten-free and scrumptious Indian Sweet recipe. This is made with Rajgira also know an Amaranth flour, ghee, sugar, and nuts. Moreover, this Amaranth flour halwa is consumed during Vrat | Upwas or fasting.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 252 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 tbsp ghee| Clarified butter
  • a handful of chopped almonds and cashew nuts
  • ½ cup Rajgira flour
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, heat ghee in a pan on medium flame and roast cashew nuts and almonds till they turn brown. Remove it and keep it in a bowl.
  • Now add rajgira flour in the ghee.
  • Keep it on a low flame and keep stirring it with a spatula.
  • Stir the flour at regular intervals till you get a nutty aroma and the color changes.
  • Roast the flour till it is brown and it releases ghee from the sides.
  • Now add hot water in it | If you are using milk add it now.
  • It will splutter when you add hot water, so be careful.
  • Once, all the water is absorbed add sugar and cardamom powder.
  • Now keep on stirring continuously till all the water is evaporated and the halwa becomes gooey and leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Remove it from the flame and transfer it into a bowl and add roasted almonds and cashew nuts and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Amaranth flour recipes, Navratri Recipes, Rajgira Shera
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Step-by-Step pictures of Rajgira Sheera

1. Firstly, heat ghee in a pan on medium flame and roast cashew nuts and almonds till they turn brown. Remove it and keep it in a bowl.

heating 1 tbsp Ghee in a heavy bottom pan for Rajgira Sheera Recipe

Roasting almonds for Rajgira Sheera Recipe , how to make rajgira flour sheera for vrat

2. Now add rajgira flour to the ghee.

Roasting Amaranth flour in melted ghee for Rajgira Sheera Recipe,  how to make rajgira flour sheera for vrat

3. Keep it on a low flame and keep stirring it with a spatula.

roasting Amaranth flour in ghee for Rajgira Sheera Recipe ,  how to make rajgira flour sheera for vrat

4. Stir the flour at regular intervals till you get a nutty aroma and the color changes.

roasting rajgira flour till brown color and till it releases aroma for Rajgira Sheera Recipe

5. Roast the flour till it is brown and it releases ghee from the sides.

roasting amaranth flour till Ghee releases from the sides of the pan,  Rajgira Sheera Recipe

6. Now add hot water to it | If you are using milk add it now.

Adding water in Rajgira halwa Recipe

7. It will splutter when you add hot water, so be careful.

rajgira flour, sugar and milk being cooked,  how to make rajgira flour sheera for vrat

8. Once, all the water is absorbed add sugar and cardamom powder.

Adding sugar in Rajgira Sheera Recipe for Fasting, vrat, upwas, hwo to make Amaranth flour sheera

9. Now keep on stirring continuously till all the water is evaporated and the halwa becomes gooey and leaves the sides of the pan.

taking a spoonful of rajgira sheera to see if its cooked,  how to make rajgira flour sheera for vrat

10. Remove it from the flame and transfer it into a bowl and add roasted almonds and cashew nuts and serve.

Rajgira Halwa garnished with almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, dry rose petals, Ready to be served, benefits of Amaranth flourImportant Tips and Notes

  • You can make this halwa with milk as well, However, at my home, we prefer Rajgira halwa in water as we love the gooey texture and earth color of this Sheera.
  • I have used sugar in this recipe, you can make this with organic jaggery powder as well.
  • Frying nuts in ghee will give a nice texture and crunch to the sheers. If you forget this step or are in a hurry, you can simply add dry fruits shavings of your choice, works just fine.

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