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Rajgira paratha recipe with step by step photos – healthy gluten free flat breads made with amaranth flour or rajgira flour. Usually rajgira paratha are made during fasting or vrat days. Rajgira is one of commonly used ingredient for religious fasting. Apart from these parathas you can also make Rajgira ki poori and Rajgira kheer recipe.

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Since there is no gluten in amaranth flour, rolling can be a bit tricky. I have shown two methods in the step by step pics below for rolling. Choose whatever method suits you.

Another tip is to add bubbling hot water instead of potatoes. Mix very well and cover the flour mixture. When slightly hot then knead the dough. Since we like potatoes, I always add them in these parathas. But when making rotis with some other non glutinous flour, I add hot water and knead.

These amaranth paratha can be made even during regular days. They are very healthy as amaranth or rajgira are healthy grains. Since they are grown locally in India, they are easily available and not expensive. These paratha stay soft even after cooling, so they make a nutritious tiffin box snack too.

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Rajgira Roti

5 from 6 votes
Rajgira roti or rajgira paratha is a healthy gluten-free flatbread made with rajgira atta or amaranth flour for fasting.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Main Course

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup amaranth flour (rajgira atta)
  • 2 small to medium potatoes or 1 large potato or ½ to ⅔ cup tightly packed mashed potatoes or 100 to 125 grams potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 or 2 green chilies - crushed or finely chopped or 1 to 1.5 teaspoon crushed green chilies
  • rock salt (sendha namak) as required. used specially for religious fasting days or vrat.
  • ghee or oil as required

Instructions

making dough

  • First boil 2 small to medium potatoes in a steamer or pressure cooker till they are thoroughly cooked and of a mashable consistency.
  • In a pan or bowl take the amaranth flour. I ground the flour at home using raw amaranth grains. 1/2 cup of amaranth grains yielded about 3/4 cup flour.
  • When the potatoes are slightly hot, peel them. Then mash them lightly and add to the amaranth flour.
  • Then add the crushed green chili paste, cumin powder and rock salt (sendha namak). You can also add some chopped coriander and ginger paste. Mix everything well.
  • Add 1 or 2 tbsp water in parts and knead to a smooth dough. The addition of water depends on the quality of flour. Hence add as accordingly. Make sure you don't add too much of water. Allow the dough to come at room temperature as it will be slightly warm due to the addition of the hot mashed potatoes.

method of rolling rajgira roti

  • Make a small or medium sized balls from the dough. Dust with amaranth flour.
  • Roll to a small or medium sized paratha. While rolling add some more flour if required.
  • Then gently lift up with a spatula and fry the paratha on a hot tava.

method of patting the dough to make rajgira roti

  • Keep a moist kitchen cotton napkin or towel on your workplace. Take a small or medium sized ball from the dough and place it on the moist kitchen cloth.
  • With your palms or with your fingers, gently press the dough ball and flatten it till till it increases in size. The edges come out neat this way and are not uneven.

making rajgira roti

  • Now gently remove the paratha from the cloth or place the cloth upside down on a hot tava and peel of cotton cloth. I do the first method of removing the rajgira paratha from the cloth and then placing it on the hot tava.
  • One side is partly cooked, flip with the help of spatula. Use a non-stick pan or well seasoned pan as the paratha might stick.
  • Apply ghee or oil on this side. Flip again. Apply ghee or oil on this side.
  • Flip a couple of times till the roti has become evenly golden and roasted evenly.
  • Serve these rajgira roti hot or warm with curd or any curry meant for fasting.

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How to make rajgira paratha

1. First boil 2 small to medium potatoes in a steamer or pressure cooker till they are thoroughly cooked and of a mashable consistency.

rajgira for rajgira paratha recipe

2. In a pan or bowl take the amaranth/rajgira flour. I ground the flour at home using raw amaranth grains. ½ cup of amaranth grains yielded about ¾ cup flour.

potatoes for rajgira paratha recipe

3. When the potatoes are slightly hot, peel them. Then mash them lightly and add to the amaranth flour. then add the 1 to 1.5 tsp crushed green chili paste, ½ tsp cumin powder and rock salt/sendha namak. You can also add some chopped coriander and ginger paste.

potatoes for rajgira paratha recipe

4. Mix everthing well.

kneading rajgira paratha dough

5. Add 1 or 2 tbsp water in parts and knead to a smooth dough. The addition of water depends on the quality of flour. Hence add as accordingly. Make sure you don’t add too much of water. Allow the dough to come at room temperature as it will be slightly warm due to the addition of the hot mashed potatoes.

rajgira paratha dough

Method 1 – rolling rajgira paratha

1. Make a small or medium sized balls from the dough. Dust with amaranth flour.

amaranth paratha dough

2. Roll to a small or medium sized paratha. While rolling add some more flour if required. Parathas rolled this way have uneven edges. You can also roll keeping the dough ball on top of a zip lock bag.

rolling amaranth paratha

3. Then gently lift up with a spatula.

rolled paratha - making rajgira paratha recipe

4. And place the paratha on a hot tava.

frying - amaranth paratha recipe

Method 2 – patting the dough to make rajgira paratha

1. Keep a moist kitchen cotton napkin or kitchen towel on your workplace. Take a small or medium sized ball from the dough and place it on the moist kitchen cloth.

rolling paratha - amaranth paratha recipe

2. With your palms or with your fingers, gently pat the dough ball and flatten it till till it increases in size.

rolling - rajgira paratha recipe

3. The edges come out neat this way and are not uneven.

rolling - amaranth paratha recipe

Cooking rajgira paratha

4. Now gently remove the paratha from the cloth or place the cloth upside down on a hot tava and peel of cotton cloth. I do the first method of removing the paratha from the cloth and then placing it on the hot tava.

frying amaranth paratha

5. When one side of paratha is partly cooked, flip with the help of spatula. Use a non-stick pan or well seasoned pan as the paratha might stick.

frying amaranth paratha

6. Apply ghee or oil on this side.

frying - rajgira paratha recipe

7. Flip.

frying - making rajgira paratha recipe

8. This is the second side which has got browned at some spots.

frying to make rajgira paratha recipe

9. Apply ghee or oil on this side.

frying - preparing rajgira paratha recipe

10. Flip a couple of times till the rajgira paratha has become evenly golden and roasted evenly.

frying rajgira paratha

11. Serve these rajgira paratha hot or warm with curd or any curry meant for fasting like:

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18 Comments

  1. I tried this recipe with a slight variation, I further added sama ka atta (half the quantity of rajgira atta) while kneading the dough. Adding the mashed boiled potatoes definitely helps to
    bind.5 stars

    1. thanks ketaki for the review and the suggestions. adding any flour meant for fasting is perfectly doable. yes mashed potatoes do help in binding.

    1. no they are not. rajgira does not have a bitter taste. it has a slightly nutty flavor.

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