RAJGIRYAACHI POLI (SAVOURY AMARANTH AND WATER CHESTNUT FLATBREAD)

Rajgira, which is called as Amaranth in English is very nutritious and is widely used during fasting in India. Apart from this, even Chestnut Flour, Foxtail Millet, Tapioca balls & flour, buckwheat flour are used during fasting by many communities!

Rajgiryaachi Poli is a type of flatbread made using rajgira flour and potato or sweet potato. I have used some water chestnut flour for its binding properties and sweet potato alongwith the potato as it imparts a natural sweetness to the poli. Infact, just sweet potatoes can be used in this dish and potato can be totally excluded. Again, some people use corriander leaves in fasting dishes while some don’t, so it is totally upon one’s choice whether to use it or not!

For some more fasting dishes and juices do take a look at the following recipes too….

  1. Sabudana Wada
  2. Sabudana Khichdi
  3. Shingaadyache Goad Poale
  4. Doodhi Sabudana Kheer
  5. Shrikhand
  6. Doodhi Halwa
  7. Minty Kokum Coconut Cooler
  8. Kairi Panhe
  9. Varicha Bhaat
  10. Rataalyaachi Aamti

Prep Time : 20 min

Cooking Time : 4 min

Serves : 4 – 5 (10 poli)

Cup Used : 200 ml

INGREDIENTS :

(I) For The Poli :

  • 3 cups Amaranth Flour (Rajgira Pith/Aataa)
  • 1 cup Water Chestnut Flour (Shingaada Pith/Aataa)
  • 3/4 cup Mashed Boiled Sweet Potato (1 medium sweet potato)
  • 3/4 cup Mashed Boiled Potato (1 medium potato)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Corriander Leaves…. Optional
  • 4 Green Chillies…. To be adjusted as per preference
  • 1″ Ginger
  • Salt To Taste
  • Homemade Ghee As Required
  • As Required Water Chestnut Flour For Dusting

For The Coconut Peanuts Chutney :

  • 1/2 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 tbs Crushed Roasted Peanuts
  • Salt To Taste

METHOD :

  1. To make this delicious Rajgiryaachi Poli, assemble the amaranth and water chestnut flour, the mashed potato and sweet potato, cumin seeds, corriander leaves and salt to taste in a mixing bowl.
  2. Grind the ginger and green chilies to a paste and add it to the above ingredients.
  3. Knead all together using just a little water, into a medium soft pliable dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 equal parts and set aside.
  5. Roll each into a circular disc applying light pressure, using water chestnut flour for dusting.
  6. This Poli can break if rolled with much pressure, hence the other way is to pat them with your fingers into a disc, on a well squeezed, wet cotton cloth.
  7. Heat a griddle and roast the poli on the bottom side till tiny bubbles appear on the top.
  8. Flip the paratha and roast on high flame till brown spots appear on the bottom side.
  9. Apply ghee on the top and flip again. Roast on high heat applying pressure on the edges till the bottom flipped side is roasted.
  10. Transfer the poli to a container and apply some ghee over it.
  11. Repeat these steps till all the dough has been used.
  12. To make the Coconut Peanuts Chutney, grind together the coconut, green chillies and salt to get a slightly coarse paste, using water as required.
  13. Add the crushed peanuts and grind for just 1 or 2 pulses. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  14. Serve the Rajgiryaachi Poli with some fresh sweetened curds and coconut peanuts chutney or a corriander chutney as accompaniments!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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