Rajgira Kheer (amaranth Pudding)
Amaranth also known as Rajgira is an alternative grain often consumed during vrat/fasts in navratri period. I am not a Hindu and hence my understanding of the religious customs of Hinduism is quite limited. But I love experimenting with alternative grains and came across this recipe some months back. I use them for health reasons and this time I made the pudding for my neighbour who is fasting for navratri. This grain in itself has a typical smell that would turn some off but cooked as a poori, roti or kheer it is amazing. I used a rose in my garden to cook this pudding.