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Rajgira Kheer Recipe / Amaranth Seeds Recipe / Mulakeerai Vithai Payasam recipe

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Rajgira is nothing but Amaranth seeds / முலக்கீரை விதை, usually payasam/kheer is prepared with this in North India for Navratri. Commonly it is prepared during Vrat time, as its highly nutritious and very rich in protein.

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Rajgira Kheer Recipe / Amaranth Seeds Recipe / Mulakeerai Vithai Payasam recipe

Very first time tried this Rajgira Kheer using products from Ekgaon, an online platform that connects farmers all over India. I have been using Ekgaon products for few months long and the products are high quality and I am very happy with the result. Give a try to both the recipe and the products from Ekgaon…

Making of Rajgira Kheer / Amaranth seeds payasam recipe –

Rajgira kheer / Payasam is a perfect dish during the time of vrat or Navratri, because of the health benefits in the Amaranth seeds / Rajgira. Also, I have substituted sugar with Dates Palm Sugar / Panangarkandu in tamil, which helps in relieving cold and sore throat. Give a try…

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Ingredients:

  • Rajgira / Amaranth seeds / Mulakeerai vithai – 1 cup
  • Palm Dates Sugar / Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Cardamom – 3 nos
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Badam / Almonds – 10 nos
  • Saffron strands / Kungumapoo – few strands

Preparation:

  • Take the rajgira / amaranth seeds in a strainer and rinse it well in running water.
  • Drain the water completely, transfer it to pressure cooker, for 1 cup of rajgira, pour 1 ½ cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Meanwhile boil the milk in a pan, crush the cardamom, add cardamom once the milk is boiled and cook in low flame, until the milk reduces to half the quantity.
  • Remove the lid from the pressure cooker, once the pressure is completely released.
  • Pour the pressure-cooked rajgira to the boiling milk, mix it well and cook for few mins.
  • Once it starts thickening, thinly slice the cashew nuts and almonds, add it to the kheer, mix it well and cook for a min.
  • Add the Palm dates sugar / panangarkandu to the kheer, mix it well, cook for a min or until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Sprinkle the saffron strands, remove it from fire.

Serve hot or chillied. You serve it along with poori for breakfast or serve it as dessert in meals.

 

 

Green Lentil and Sweet Potato – Protein Rich

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Recently I have been blogging about some protein rich food, I have tried out many breakfast and now to the lunch. As this is rich in protein, its good for weight watchers and body builders. Protein rich Lunch – Green Lentil and sweet potato rice with Sauted Carrots n Beets and Fish Fry.

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Protein Rich Lunch

Let me share the recipe of Green Lentil and Sweet Potato…

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Green Lentil and Sweet Potato

Ingredients:

  • Green Lentil / Mung Bean / Paasipayaru – 1 cup
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Sweet potatoes – half the quantity of the green lentil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Pressure-cook or boil green lentils for 3 whistles (mashing consistency).
  • Pressure-cook sweet potato for 3 whistles (cubes but able to mash).
  • Heat oil in heavy bottom vessel; add the boiled mashed potatoes followed by chilli powder and Cumin powder with little salt.
  • Mash the green lentils and add them to the sweet potatoes, pour ½ cup of water, cook in medium flame by stirring once in a while.
  • Sprinkle salt and remove from fire.

For Sauted Carrot and Beet:

Peel and chop the carrots and beets lengthwise, steam them. Heat a tsp of olive oil in a pan, add the steamed carrots and beets followed by salt and pepper powder, give them a toss and transfer it to a plate.

For Fish Fry:

Marinate the Fish, with lime juice, salt and pepper powder for 30 mins, shallow fry the fish pieces and serve with onions and lemon wedge.

 

Rajma Paratha / Red Kidney Beans Paratha

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Paratha is one of my favorite, not only me but also my family likes to have paratha atleast once in a week. My daughter love to get it for her lunch box, not only mine but I have seen most of the kids throwing out the beans from the gravy. Rajma Paratha is a healthy, easy and a perfect lunch box dish. Thought of using Rajma in the better way, which should be liked and not thrown out by them and this resulted in my RAJMA PARATHA.

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Rajma Paratha goes out well with any dips or any curry. I have served it with Mayonnaise and Lamb Bones Curry. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Boiled Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) – 1 cup
  • Wheat flour / Atta – 1 ½ cups
  • Green chilli – 2 nos (optional)
  • Cumin seeds (crushed) – ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 4 tbsp


Preparation:

  • Mash the rajma well or grind the rajma to a coarse paste.
  • Finely chop the green chillies and crush the cumin seeds.
  • Take wheat flour / atta, salt in a wide mouth bowl, add the rajma paste followed by green chillies and cumin seeds.
  • Crumble it well with your hands, pour water little by little and knead the dough.
  • Divide the dough to small portion, roll it to a ball.
  • Flatten the balls to a thin circle by dusting it with wheat flour/atta.
  • Heat a tawa, rub it with oil, gently add the flatten dough, drizzle oil along the sides of the paratha and cook for a min.
  • Swap the sides and cook until the paratha is done.

Serve hot with any Curry (curry should be watery) and a dip.