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Rajgira Puri Recipe | How to make Rajgira Ki Puri

Rajgira Puri is a simple dish and is often made along with any other Vrat dish such Vrat Ke Aloo. Rajgira Puri acts as a replacement to any other form of bread and makes a full meal with other items. It can be made during any type of fast or festivals such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Sivratri, Savan fasts etc.
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Fasting or Vrat is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drinks and in some cases both. Usually fasting is done based on religious beliefs as a kind of offering to god and strengthen their beliefs in the almighty. Different religions have different methods defined for people to practice fasting. In Hindu religion, fasting is considered a method for strengthening beliefs and experiencing the spiritual. Fasting often referred to as Vrat in Hindi defines some limitation on food. There are certain food items which are allowed during Vrat such as Rajgira Puri, Vrat Ke Aloo, Kaddu Raita, Sabudana Kheer etc. In this article we will cover Rajgira Puri recipe which is an easy to cook dish at home especially during Fast aka Vrat.

Rajgira Puri served with some Vrat Ke Aloo and Coriander Chutney as food for fast

Rajgira Puri is a simple dish and is often made along with any other Vrat dish such Vrat Ke Aloo. Rajgira Puri acts as a replacement to any other form of bread and makes a full meal with other items. It can be made during any type of fast or festivals such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Sivratri, Savan fasts etc. Since, Rajgira Puri is deep fried it does not fall under healthy dishes. However, if you take it in limited quantity then you don’t need to loose the sheer taste of this dish.

Refer recipe card and detailed steps to follow our Rajgira Puri Recipe and make Rajgira Puri at home.

Making Rajgira Puri At Home

In this section we go through few easy steps which you need to take to make Rajgira Puri at home. We have added pictures of milestones so you can validate your progress as you make Rajgira Puri with some other delicious Vrat items.

Preparation of Rajgira Puri

To make Rajgira Puri you just need two types of flours namely – Amaranth grain flour (Rajgira Aata) and Water Caltrop flour (Singhara Aata) along with some Rock Salt. Remember if you are preparing Rajgira Puri to consume during fast then you need to use Rock Salt else you can use Table Salt as well.

Ingredients to make Rajgira Puri
Ingredients to make Rajgira Puri

Now, take Amaranth grain flour (Rajgira Aata) and Water Caltrop flour (Singhara Aata) in a bowl and add Rock Salt to it. Mix it well.

Mix Rajgira Aata and Singhara Aata along with Rock salt well
Mix Rajgira Aata and Singhara Aata along with Rock salt well

Now knead it with little amount of water (approx less than 1/4 cup water). This is so that the kneaded dough is not soft.

Now add water to make Rajgira Puri dough
Now add water to make Rajgira Puri dough

The dough may appear hard but this is how the Rajgira Puri is different from usual wheat flour Puri.

Making of Rajgira Puri

Take approx 2 cup of Clarified butter in a frying pan and keep it on high flame to fry Rajgira Puri.

Now prepare 3 – 4 equal size dough balls.

Now prepare few dough balls to make Rajgira Puri
Now prepare few dough balls to make Rajgira Puri

Now gently roll the dough balls using a rolling pin. If the dough starts sticking then apply little quantity of Water Caltrop flour (Singhara Aata).

While rolling if the dough ball starts sticking apply little Singhara Aata to it
While rolling if the dough ball starts sticking apply little Singhara Aata to it

While rolling the dough balls the sides may break and so apply even pressure while rolling them.

Gently apply equal pressure while pressing dough to make Rajgira puri since Rajgira Puri dough is little hard
Gently apply equal pressure while pressing dough to make Rajgira puri since Rajgira Puri dough is little hard

Once Clarified Butter is hot, put the Rajgira Puri in it and fry them until it becomes golden brown in colour.

Once clarified butter is hot drop Rajgira puri into it for frying
Once clarified butter is hot drop Rajgira puri into it for frying

While frying keep tossing and turning the Puri so it does not burn from either sides. You can also slowly press the Puri while frying which will make it bulge.

Deep fry Rajgira Puri until it becomes golden brown from both sides
Deep fry Rajgira Puri until it becomes golden brown from both sides

Now take your Rajgira Puri out and put them on a tissue paper to soak extra clarified butter.

Your tasty and crispy Rajgira Puri is ready to be served. Usually Rajgira puri is served with some Vrat Ke Aloo and Coriander Chutney as fasting food but you can also have Rajgira Puri as breakfast in usual days.

Once Rajgira puri becomes golden brown in colour take it out and serve hot with some Vrat Ke Aloo and Coriander Sauce
Once Rajgira puri becomes golden brown in colour take it out and serve hot with some Vrat Ke Aloo and Coriander Sauce

Chef Recommendation for Rajgira Puri

  • Since vegetable oil is not used to prepare fasting food, we used clarified butter to cook. You can as well use groundnut oil in place of Clarified butter.
  • Rajgira Puri will have rough corners since the dough is not that smooth. This is due to the nature of the flour used in preparing it.

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Rajgira Puri served with some Vrat Ke Aloo and Coriander Chutney as food for fast

Rajgira Puri Recipe

Rajgira Puri is a simple dish and is often made along with any other Vrat dish such Vrat Ke Aloo. Rajgira Puri acts as a replacement to any other form of bread and makes a full meal with other items. It can be made during any type of fast or festivals such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Sivratri, Savan fasts etc.
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Course: Bread, Paratha & Rice, Food Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 574kcal
Author: Meenu

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Rajgira Puri

  • 1/2 cup Amaranth grain flour Rajgira Aata
  • 1/4 cup Water Caltrop flour Singhara Aata
  • 1/4 tsp Rock Salt

Frying

  • Clarified Butter for frying

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Rajgira Puri

  • Take Amaranth grain flour (Rajgira Aata) and Water Caltrop flour (Singhara Aata) in a bowl and add Rock Salt to it. Mix it well.
    1/2 cup Amaranth grain flour, 1/4 cup Water Caltrop flour, 1/4 tsp Rock Salt
  • Now add knead it with little amount of water (approx less than 1/4 cup water). This is so that the kneaded dough is not soft. The dough may appear hard but this is how the Rajgira Puri is different from usual wheat flour Puri.

How to make Rajgira Puri

  • Take approx 2 cup of Clarified butter in a frying pan and keep it on high flame to fry Rajgira Puri.
    Clarified Butter for frying
  • Now prepare 3 – 4 equal size dough balls and roll them with a rolling pin. If the dough starts sticking then apply little quantity of Water Caltrop flour (Singhara Aata).
  • Once Clarified Butter is hot, put the Rajgira Puri in it and fry them until it becomes golden brown in colour. While frying keep tossing and turning the Puri so it does not burn from either sides. You can also slowly press the Puri while frying which will make it bulge
  • Now take your Rajgira Puri out and put them on a tissue paper to soak extra clarified butter.
  • Your tasty and crispy Rajgira Puri is ready to be served.

Notes

Few considerations while cooking and serving –
  • Since vegetable oil is not used to prepare fasting food, we used clarified butter to cook. You can as well use groundnut oil in place of Clarified butter.
  • Rajgira Puri will have rough corners since the dough is not that smooth. This is due to the nature of the flour used in preparing it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 574kcal (29%) | Carbohydrates: 107g (36%) | Protein: 15g (30%) | Fat: 9g (14%) | Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg (5%) | Sodium: 298mg (13%) | Fiber: 5g (21%)
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