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Alsi Kadha with Rajgira Biscuits By Chef Kunal Kapur

Alsi Kadha with Rajgira Biscuits

Alsi ka kadha with Rajgira biscuits is a unique combo of health and taste. Chef Kunal Kapur shares the recipe in detail.
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Serves

3

Cooking Time

5-10 Min

Meal Type

snacks

Preparation Time

10-20 Min

Difficulty

MEDIUM

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INGREDIENTS

  • For Alsi ka kadha

    • 2-3 tbsp flax seeds

    • 3-4 cloves

    • 8-10 black pepper

    • water as required

    • 1 tbsp grated ginger

    • 1 tbsp powdered jaggery

    • 6-7 holy basil leaves

  • For Rajgira Biscuits

    • 1 cup unsalted butter

    • 1 cup jaggery

    • 1 cup amaranth flour

    • 1/2 tsp ginger powder

    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder

    • 1 tbsp lemon juice

    • chopped dry fruits

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    Take a pan to add 2-3 tbsp flax seeds, 3-4 cloves and 8-10 black pepper corns and roast them lightly. Remove it in a pestle and gnaw it properly until it turns into a rough powder.
  2. 2

    In a pan, pour water as required and add 1 tbsp grated ginger, roughly gnawed powder, 1 tbsp powdered jaggery and 6-7 holy basil leaves. Let the mixture boil for few minutes.
  3. 3

    Strain the alsi ka kadha in a serving cup and serve it hot.
  4. 4

    In a mixing bowl, whisk 1 cup unsalted butter and 1 cup jaggery powder together.
  5. 5

    In this mixture add 1 cup amaranth flour, ½ tsp ginger powder, ½ tsp nutmeg powder, 1 tbsp lemon juice, chopped dry fruits and mix it well.
  6. 6

    Knead the soft biscuit dough and make round shape biscuits and place it at distance in an oven tray. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C for approximately 12-14 minutes until brown.
  7. 7

    Let the rajigira biscuits cool down for another 10 minutes and serve it with alsi kadha.

Alsi (Flaxseeds) Kadha is made by dry roasting the flax seeds with peppercorns and cloves. A coarse powder of this mixture is boiled along with powdered jaggery, and Tulsi (basil) leaves. This drink is a lifesaver during the winter months for all kinds of colds and is a great detoxifier too. This drink should be had either in the morning or evening. 

To go with this drink chef makes Rajgira (Amaranth seeds) biscuits. Rajgira is considered a super-grain as it is a good source of carbohydrates and is packed with fibre, proteins and minerals. The biscuits made from Rajgira are crunchy and yummy.

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