Rajgiri ki poori- Amaranth flour bread with cumin spiced potatoes-food for fasting
Rajgiri ki poori- Most of the flours flours used during Fasting and Navratri are gluten free .-Rajgiri/Amaranth flour,Kuttu ka ataa/Buckwheat flour, Sabudana /sago, Samu/ Barnyarn Millet, Singhora /water chestnut flour are few among the favorite fasting foods.today I am posting the very popular fasting food-Rajgiri ki poori
Rajgiri flour is gluten free so we need to add some kind of starch for binding the flour. I have added boiled mashed potatoes but you can also add boiled arbi/taro root or boiled raw banana for binding.
All the tuber vegetables are used during fasting days i.e Potato,Sweet potato/shakar kand,Taro root/Arbi ,Yam/suran ,Pumpkin /kaddu are the widely used vegetables.
If you are looking for more fasting recipes/vrat ka khana then do check-
Rajgiri Ki Poori With Jeera Aloo- Fasting Recipe
- 1.5 cup Amaranth Flour / Rajgiri Atta
- 1/2 cup Taro root/Arbi boiled and mashed
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
- 3/4 tsp Pepper powder -3/4 tsp
- to taste Salt- to taste
- to fry Cooking oil/Ghee
- In a big and wide bowl add all the ingredients.
- Mix and mash well ,then add water and make a medium soft dough.
- Cover and rest for 5 minutes.
- Knead the dough and make small balls of equal size.
- Dust the balls with rajgiri flour and roll to make medium thick pooris/discs.
- If you have difficality in rolling the pooris then place the dough ball between two greased thick plastice sheets and then roll.
- Heat oil /ghee in a deep pan ,when become hot then gently slide the rolled poori in medium hot oil.
- Press gently with a slotted spoon ,so it will puff nicely.
- Fry from both sides till golden in colour.
- Drain on a paper napkin and serve hot
Serving suggestions-serve Poori with jeera aloo,yoghurt or raita.
*you may substitute boiled taro root with boiled potato to make rajgiri poori
libby zay says
looks delicious! i've never had a dish like this but this makes me want to try it. i was doing research on amaranth and came across your site. i linked to your blog here: http://thescoutproject.org/edible-plants-a-to-z-amaranth/
thanks and happy cooking!
Nupur UK-Rasoi says
Never tried it before.. Well, most of your recipes I havent tried.. need to get back in action now to do all 🙂
The poories look very tempting and the aloo jeera is one of my favourite side dishes… the pics are really nice.. 🙂
Looks mouth watering
M D says
This poori with aloo jeera looks so inviting and delicious. Wow!
lovely pictures..yummy jeera potato…
Jaleela Banu says
wow looks amazing preparation
Yummily.. Both the aloo & pooris are so inviting.. How perfectly puffed is each of the puri 🙂 Loved it.. Awesome..
Priya Suresh says
Both looks fabulous, those pooris and jeera aloo seriously inviting.
@Sapna rajgiri aata is made with ramdana,and you can also make these pooris with singhora(water chestnut) flour
Rafeeda AR says
i feel like just having it…
Sapana Behl says
Delicious preparation for fast!
i haven't seen Rajgiri flour here ? Is there any other name for it?
The puris look very tempting. Awesome combo with Jeera Aloo.
Reshmi Mahesh says
A delicious combo…loved the spread..
Sanoli Ghosh says
pooris with jeera aloo is simply superb!
Suja Manoj says
Love the presentation,all looks delicious.
the aloo subzi makes my go hungry now 🙂
you seem to have a gr8 cam, they add to the tasty food you cook.
Vimitha Anand says
Nice combo ji…
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omg this is making me hungry..:)
wow ..it looks fab …so tempting
Latha Madhusudhan says
Gr8 combination & I love the jeera aloo.
Nava Krishnan says
Perfect pairing, the potato dish with the puffed up poori. Goodness till the end.
Priya R says
Tempting pooris 🙂 so superb presentation
I love how puffed up the poori's are!
I have never tasted vrat ki poori, I am bookmarking this
Maharashtrians also make Potato subzi, just slightly different.
We incorporate peanut powder in the potatoes. A simple ghee- jeera- green chilies tadka (no asafetida), boiled potato, salt, sugar and peanut pwd! done 🙂
I hope I will be able to make your version sometime very soon, it will make a good lunch box option.
would anytime love to fast with such a delicious dish…..
Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj says
wow very lovely one dear…
very tempting platter,looks yumm:)