Rajgira Chikki, Amaranth Chikki

Rajgira Chikki, Amaranth Chikki

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Crispy and sweet Rajgira Chikki, made with dainty little amaranth seeds and jaggery, is an awesome treat for the taste buds.

It has a rich taste and pleasing texture, combining the sweetness of jaggery, the rustic taste and texture of amaranth and the nutty crunch of cashew nuts.

A pinch of rock salt highlights the sweetness of the jaggery, while a dash of cardamom gives the chikki a wonderful aroma and flavour. Rajgira Chikki can be had on fasting days. It can also be made for festivals like Makar Sankaranthi .

Try other fasting recipes like Kand Sandwich or Kand Aloo Pakoda .

Rajgira Chikki, Amaranth Chikki recipe - How to make Rajgira Chikki, Amaranth Chikki

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 pieces
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  1. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the rock salt and jaggery, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the amaranth, cashews and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Immediately pour into a greased 225 mm. (9”) by 125 mm. (5”) aluminium tin and spread it evenly.
  4. Cut into 10 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  5. Cool for atleast 30 minutes.
  6. Serve or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy194 cal
Protein5.1 g
Carbohydrates32.8 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat4.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg


Rajgira Chikki, Amaranth Chikki
 on 12 Jan 20 05:18 PM

Do u need to puff the amarnath seeds?
Tarla Dalal
14 Jan 20 12:58 PM
   Hi, This is readily available in the market.. as rajgira puffs..
Rajgira Chikki, Amaranth Chikki
 on 01 Oct 19 12:15 PM

I tried this waiting to cool down.my query is it I have used jaggery powder will it make a difference in quantity to use
Tarla Dalal
01 Oct 19 03:17 PM
   Dear Alpa We haven''t tried using jaggery powder. But jaggery powder may not make give a smooth thick syrup like consistency for the chikki to set well. Try using chopped jaggery as mentioned in the recipe.
Rajgira Chikki, Amaranth Chikki
 on 22 Dec 17 08:53 AM

This chikki recipe is perfect to make and store for fasting days, the sweetness is just perfect my family loved it..