Crunchy Amaranth Cookies With Semolina


Amaranth flour cookies are one of the delicious baked goodies ever. Do not believe my words? Try out this soft, melt-in-mouth yet crunchy simple cookie recipe with amarath flour.

amaranth cookies
You will fall in love with the rustic taste and aroma of rajgira atta, as amaranth is known in Hindi.
Amaranth is a gluten-free addition to your list, which has numerous benefits for health.

Here's a recap on amaranth benefits:

Amaranth is known as the "never fading flower" in Greek. The grain has been widely grown since ages.

rajgira cookies

The amaranth grain is a rich source of protein compared to other cereal grains with significantly higher lysine content.


  • Do you know amaranth benefits digestion health?Perhaps amaranth proteins are easier to digest than any other grain or seed that we are used to consuming?
  • Do you also know that amaranth benefits your bones and muscular system? How? Well, it helps your body absorb calcium easily, as it contains lysine, which is responsible for calcium absorption.
  • Do you know amaranth benefits cardiovascular health? Well, studies how a link between improved heart health and amaranth consumption. How?  Tocotrienols and squalene compounds are present in the amaranth grain that affect the biosynthesis of cholesterol. 


gluten free cookies with amaranth 

With so many benefits of amaranth or rajgira, how can you include it in your diet?
Well, you may enjoy:

  • ladoos with puffed amaranth grains
  • rotis/pranthas with amaranth flour
  • cakes, cookies,with amaranth flour
  • kadhi or buttermilk with amaranth flour

Here I have come up with amaranth cookies or rajgira biscuits, which are soft, melt-in-mouth, and healthylicious in every way!

amaranth cookies with semolina

The addition of nutty almond meal packs another punch to this recipe.
If you are wondering how to make almond meal, it is quite easy.
Here's the video link for you that makes it easier to learn:



Ingredients


1/2 cup- almond meal (check the video above for homemade almond meal)
1/2cup- Rajgira flour or amaranth
3 tbsp- semolina/suji
1 tbsp- desi ghee/clarified butter
1 tbsp- olive oil
Spice mix for flavor (optional)
3/4 tsp- baking soda
3 tbsp- sugar powder
1 tsp- milk (if dough feels dry)

How to make Amaranth Cookies

Mix amaranth flour with almond meal and semolina.
Throw in baking soda and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix ghee and oil.
Add sugar powder and spice mix to the oil mixture.
Whisk until light and fluffy.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ones.
Mix with hands. Do not try to knead.
Gather the ingredients. Add milk if the dough does not bind easily.
We are looking for a semi-soft dough - not too soft, nor too hard.
Preheat oven (microwave convection) at 180 degrees for 10 mts.
Bake the semolina cookies at 180 degrees for 10-14 mts.
Keep an eye on your cookies. Amaranth cooks faster.


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