Rajgira or Rajagra Chikki or Amaranth Squares are , light, fluffy, yummy, healthy, and easy to make energy bars or Chikki. Chikki or brittle is generally made during Makarsankranti, which is also called Pongal, Lohri, or Festival of Kites – a festival celebrated across India. In this recipe, I have used Amaranth, which is a super grain and this recipe is gluten-free, superfood, vegan, refined-sugar free and super easy to make.
Makar Sankranti is one of the few ancient Indian festivals that has been observed according to solar cycles, while most festivals are set by the lunar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar. Being a festival that celebrates the solar cycle, it almost always falls on the same Gregorian date every year (January 14), except in some years when the date shifts by a day for that year. (Souce: wiki)As you probably have read here, this is the part of my chikki making spree. Having wanted to make Amaranth squares for a long time, I thought this was the perfect time for it.