Bajra Roti

Bajra Roti

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Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava version of the famous bajra roti. Bajra rotis can accompany virtually any vegetable or kadhi on a Rajasthani menu. Bajra roti, lahsun ki chutney and onions is the staple diet of the locals. Although absolutely simple to make, these rotis are delicious!

Bajra Roti recipe - How to make Bajra Roti

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 rotis
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  1. Combine the bajra flour, whole wheat flour and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using approx. ¾ cup of warm water.
  2. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  3. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 150 mm. (6") diameter thick roti using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), place the roti over it and cook it for a few seconds or till a few bristles appear on top.
  5. Turn over the roti and cook the other side for a few more seconds.
  6. Lift the roti with a pair of flat tongs and roast over an open flame till brown spots appear on both the sides.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 to make 7 more rotis.
  8. Serve immediately smeared with white butter or ghee.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per roti
Energy119 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates19.1 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat3.3 g
Cholesterol6.3 mg
Sodium24.1 mg
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Bajra Roti
 on 02 Jan 19 01:29 PM

Pls can you tell me the version of of bajri roti that can be stored in freezer for overseas students. I remember my granny making the version below for our travels: Bajri atta kneaded with sweetened warm milk & roasted on slow temperature. Pls let me know your answer.
Tarla Dalal
03 Jan 19 03:47 PM
   Hi Nita, We do not know but, to the best of our knowledge, any flatbread made using bajra flour needs to be consumed on the same day to enjoy the perfect flavour and texture.
Bajra Roti
 on 14 Aug 14 12:32 PM

Traditional Rajasthani recipe. The dough for this type of roti is generally soft and hence it can be made by patting the dough using your fingers or by using a rolling pin as one finds comfortable. Tastes good with any subzi or even with just curd.