Rajigiri Roti is a healthy gluten free Indian flat bread made with Amarnath flour or rajigiri flour as called in Hindi . This is a roti which is normally made during the fasting days .
As a kid I loved the Rajigiri ladoos , back then I had no clue of the flour , I would happily gorge on these ladoos when these hawkers came around selling it .
Amarnath is a super grain which migrated from America and now is an important ingredient of our fasting rituals . This flour is rich in iron , vitamin A , B and C. Surprisingly the flour has a good amount of calcium and protein too .
Today I have a flatbread with this flour and I made it for the first time . I am not a person who is into fasting , but when I read about its health benefits I was truly impressed and decided to make a complete Fariyali spread , which is the fasting spread .
Since the flour is gluten free it is rather tricky to work with it . I used boiled mashed potatoes , adding mashed warm potatoes to the dough helps in making the dough pliable and it helps in easy rolling . You can also use warm water if not using potatoes . One can add coriander leaves and green chillies to add for taste . I could roll the roti with the help of a little dry flour , but it can also be rolled in between two plastic sheets . The roti is cooked on a griddle with the help of ghee , but oil too can be used .
I decided to make a Fariyali Thali ,my very first Fariyali Thali. The Thali was a treat and for the first time I realized that fasting food could be so delicious.
Rajgira ki Roti
1 cup rajgira
1/2 cup potatoes , boiled , mashed
1 tsp green chilly, chopped
1 tsp ghee
Salt to taste
Using a mixing bowl , add flour ,boiled mashed potatoes, green chilly , coriander leaves , oil and salt.
Mix all ingredients well with hand .
Start kneading the dough , you will require very little water as we are using oil and potatoes , both will help in binding .
Knead to a dough which should not be very soft .
Pinch out lemon sized balls .
Take one ball , flatten it and then dust it with rajgira flour .
Roll to a 4-6” disc .
Cook on a griddle using medium flame .
Apply ghee on the cooked side then flip over and apply ghee on the other side too .
Cook till brown spots appear on both the sides .
Make rest of the parathas in the same manner .
Serve with Fariyali Aloo ki Sabzi .
All the recipes shall follow in the upcoming marathons , but for now enjoy this Rajigiri ka Paratha under the theme Flatbreads and More.