Amaranth Roti | Rajgira Roti-Parantha recipe | Fasting Recipe. –with Step by Step pictures. A healthy, superfood, gluten-free, rich in nutrients flour. This flour is used to make Rotis or parantha during fasting or vrat. An easy recipe made in under 30 minutes.
Why Rajgira or Amaranth Roti
Rajgira or Amaranth roti is one of the healthiest flours. It’s Gluten-free, rich in micronutrients, easy to digest, a superfood, and helps fight disease. That’s why this flour is mostly eaten during fasting.
Benefits of Rajgira/ Amaranth Flour:
- Rich in fibre and protein and many micronutrients.
- Good source of iron, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.
- Gluten-free and good for digestion.
- Good for your bone health.
- Helps the body produce blood.
- Good source of health-enhancing antioxidants.
- Helps fight against diseases.
- Has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
- Lowers bad cholesterol levels.
- Helps in weight loss.
Another most popular and delicious gravy prepared with Amaranth flour is Arbi Kadi | Vrat ki Kadi | Colocasia Dumpings in Yoghurt sauce |Ekadashi fasting recipe.
How to make Rajgira Roti or Parantha
Take rajgira/ Amaranth flour. Mix boiled potatoes, salt, black pepper powder, and mix well. Add a bit of water a little at a time and knead a soft dough. Don’t overwater. It’s a gluten-free flour and potato help to bind it.
Take a sheet of parchment paper or butter paper and keep a ball of this flour on one half of it. Cover the top with the remaining portion of the sheet. Press the center with your palm to flatten it a bit. Then roll a roti with a rolling pin. Roll with a soft hand as it might break.
Peel off the paper from the top. Remove the rolled roti from it. Add a grease the roti on one side and put it on the hot griddle/Tawa. Put the greased side down. Grease the top with ghee too. Cook till done on both sides. Serve hot with Arbi Kadi / Vrat Ke Aloo / Peanut Dip- No onion No garlic recipe / Green Chutney | Coriander Chutney( This is a non-fasting recipe, just omit onion and garlic from the recipe and you can make the Fasting version of this Coriander Chutney). Another popular Amaranth Flour Recipe is :