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Generally rajgira or also known as amaranth is used during fasting. It is healthy as it is rich in calcium, iron and easy to make. You can make these on any other day as they are healthy. This can me a good breakfast or lunch box recipe too. So, let’s learn to make rajgira paratha.


  • 1 cup Rajgira flour
  • 1 small boiled, peeled and mashed Potato
  • Green chili paste
  • Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves
Rajgira Paratha


  • Take the rajgira flour into a dish. Add potato, green chili paste, cumin seeds, salt and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Add water, a small amount at a time. You don’t need much water. Make dough for paratha.
  • Brush a little oil over the dough. Cover and give it a standing time of 10 minutes.
  • Make small balls of the dough. Take rolling board and attach aluminium foil over it.
  • Grease the foil well with oil.
  • You can use dry rajgira flour if you want. But if you use dry flour, edges of the paratha become uneven.
  • Also grease rolling pin with oil. You can use ghee if you want.
  • Grease the dough ball with oil. Roll the ball into paratha.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Put the paratha on the hot pan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip over and cook from another side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Brush some ghee on the paratha and flip over.
  • Brush another side also with ghee.
  • Cook from both sides until it gets brownish color.
  • Take out into a serving dish and serve hot.

Rajgira Paratha

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No Image Ignasia :     2 December 2016
Hello Madhura Today I tried Maharashtrian Varan Bhat as u showed - in the Pressure Cooker. However, just as u showed in the video that the dal container should be down and rice container should be on top and I did just that. But when I tried to separate the containers after the cooker was cooled it just would not separate as I felt a vaccum had formed and it was very very difficult to remove the dal container from under the rice container. As the rice container is bigger than dal container and has three holes up I think the rice has to be down and not up. But the dal was very very tasty and we all enjoyed it. I cooked it exactly the way you showed. Thank you for sharing. Thanks and regards.

No Image Ignasia :     2 December 2016
I tried the Sabudana Khichadi and it was great. For the first time I could make such a nice Sabuda Khichadi. Thanks for sharing. Madhura I request you to please show me how you make Bajri Rotla - the way the gujaratis make. I want to learn to make these rotlas which I am trying since when but failed. Thanks and regards
No Image Madhura :     2 December 2016
Thank you for the comment and recipe request. I have added the recipe to my list and will try to upload in future. Happy cooking and keep watching.