This Navratri Special Rajgira Ki Poori Recipe By Westin Goa Chef Rajeev Kumar Is A Must-Try

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
This Navratri Special Rajgira Ki Poori Recipe By Westin Goa Chef Rajeev Kumar Is A Must-Try

Navratri 2022 is here and there is so much enthusiasm, devotion and aroma of good food in the air. There are many people who fast during this festival but that does not mean they are missing good food. One of the most famous Navratri fasting dishes is Rajgira Ki Poori. 

Rajgira puri is a fried, puffy bread prepared from Rajgira flour and is eaten during Hindu fasts. You can combine it with any curry or sabzi and it will taste heavenly. But how do you prepare this delicious bread? Well do not worry. The Westin Goa’s Executive Sous Chef, Rajeev Kumar is here to help you make this easily at home. 

Ingredients For Making Rajgira Ki Poori 

  • 1 cup of Rajgira flour 
  • 2-3 medium potatoes (boiled and peeled)
  • 3 teaspoons Ginger-green chilli paste 
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped 
  • Sendha namak or Rock Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee and also for deep frying


  • Grate potatoes in a bowl. Mix well before adding rock salt, coriander leaves, and ginger-green chilli paste. Gradually incorporate rajgira flour; combine and knead into a firm dough. Knead again after adding ghee. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into balls after dividing it into small, equal sections. Pat each ball into a puri by placing it on a greased plastic sheet.
  • Puris should be individually deep-fried in hot oil till puffed and golden. Pour waste onto absorbent paper.
  • This recipe is for serving 2. Preparing this dish will take a total of 45 minutes with 11-15 minutes of cooking time and 31-40 minutes of preparation time. 

Also Read: These Gujju Snacks Will Totally Liven Up Your Navratri Celebrations

Make sure to try this super easy recipe and let us know.

Cover Image Courtesy: Westin