Rajgira Puri & Bhakri for Upvas - Gluten-free Amaranth Bread for Fasting

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Jan. 01, 2013

A healthy gluten free bread.


Rajgira atta 1 Cup (16 tbs) (((amaranth flour)))
Ghee 2 Tablespoon (((+ 1 tsp for smearing the bhakri)))
Milk 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cooking oil 1/2 Teaspoon
For deep frying the puri
Ghee 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cooking oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. In a bowl, add and combine the rajgira atta with ghee and milk. Knead it into dough. Apply some oil and make it into a smooth dough.

2. Take olive size balls of the dough and roll it out into into 1/4 inch thickness.

3. For the bhakri: In a pan on low heat, place the rolled out bhakris and cook them for 8 -10 minutes. Smear ghee on both sides of the bhakri and continue cooking until light golden brown. Once done, transfer onto a serving plate.

4. For the puri: In a deep frying pan on medium high, heat oil and fry the rolled out rajgira puris. Once done, transfer the puris onto a plate lined with paper towels.


5. Serve these bhakris or puris with yogurt, shrikhand, or shakarkandi halwa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 521Calories from Fat 400

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.2%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 11 mg0.46%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%


Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet