Oat Bran and Rajgira with Buttermilk

July 16, 2007 at 12:37 pm 14 comments

The last 2-3 days have been really very busy, with my little one having a severe bout of Flu. Life comes to a standstill when he is unwell.So cooking had to take a backseat.

For a quick breakfast yesterday I had Oats and puffed Rajgira with buttermilk.


                          Puffed Rajgira (top) and Oat Bran

I could find a packet of Oat Bran (Bagrry’s) thanks to the Reliance Fresh outlet here.

Rajgira also known as Ramdana is the seed of the Amaranth plant. It is usually consumed during fasts since it belongs to the non-cereal category. These ‘poppy seed look alikes’ have enormous nutritive significance and is the local nutraceutical.


                                              Puffed Rajgira

Puffed Rajgira is readily available here and we also make chikki (sweet bar) or Ladoos from it. Its flour is also used for making parathas.


                                                  Rajgira Chikki

Rajgira and Oat Bran put together in buttermilk and flavoured with mint-my quick and healthy breakfast recipe.


Oat Bran Rajgira with Buttermilk recipe

For 1 bowl


½ cup Oat Bran (Bagrry’s)

½ cup puffed Rajgira

1+ ¼ cup buttermilk (slightly sour)

¼ tsp black/white pepper powder

¼ tsp cumene powder

5-6 mint leaves torn with hands

Salt as per taste 

Mix salt,pepper powder, cumene powder with the buttermilk and whisk nicely.(You can use chilled buttermilk if the weather is really hot)

Add the Oat Bran and keep it for 5 minutes.

Add the puffed Rajgira and mix nicely.

Garnish with the torn mint leaves. (you can alternatively add fresh coriander leaves if you like)  

Serve immediately. 


Entry filed under: buttermilk, Health and Nutrition, oat bran, oats, peppercorn, Quick eats, WBB#13 Oats, white pepper.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Suganya  |  July 16, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    I hear so much about these amaranth seeds. Have to try those.

  • 2. Asha  |  July 16, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    YUM! I have Rajgira flour,didn’t know that’s how it looks whole.Thanks for posting the photo:)

  • 3. sharmi  |  July 17, 2007 at 7:53 am

    that is a very informative and healthy post. hard to find here though.

  • 4. Deepa  |  July 17, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Very healthy one ….

  • 5. Oat Patties « My Foodcourt  |  July 24, 2007 at 11:07 am

    […] and Oat Bran and I have tried to utilize their goodness to the fullest. I have been adding Oats to many dishes including some […]

  • 6. nilesh gupta  |  September 27, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    kay rajgira ko rosted ki machin he kay . app bana sakta he.

  • 7. ruzai fernandes  |  March 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    pls keep me posted on new feeds

  • 8. Praga  |  October 16, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Where can i buy “Puffed Rajgira”? Is puffed Rajgira fried or baked?
    Thanks for the help.

  • 9. rakhi parakh  |  February 2, 2010 at 11:55 am

    it is very healthy ,my daughter doing Gymnastics ,we vegetarian

  • 11. bhagat  |  September 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Wanna know is Rjgira the same as Seel/Seal which mixed with Gur and made into balls and laddoos and eaten also besides singhara atta or kuttu atta in vrats /fasts/navratre in Delhi Punjab and northern India by Punjabi speaking people and others.Laddoos called Seel Murundas

    • 12. My foodcourt  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

      Yes Bhagat..I have confirmed with my Punjabi colleague here that Rajgira is indeed Seel/seal in punjabi. we also make rajgira+gud laddos. thanks for dropping by


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