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.

We have made this simple recipe of Bajra roti by kneading bajra flour with little whole wheat flour together with little salt. Whole wheat flour makes rolling and binding bajre ki roti easier. Knead the dough with warm water as the dough become pliable and easy to knead and roll. This helps in getting pearl millet roti a soft texture.

The Rajasthani bajra roti are thickly rolled, cooked on a tava and then roast over open flame till brown spots appear. Traditionally white butter also known as makhan is smeared on it or if that is not available you can use ghee.

Bajra Roti is a traditional Indian flatbread made with bajra or black pearl millet flour making it extremely nutritious. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.

If you are looking for a gluten free option you can replace the whole wheat flour and only knead bajra flour alone to make bajre ki roti . I remember, my grandmother would roll the roti using her palm and cook it on a earthen clay tava on a chulha, which would give bajra roti a smoky flavor.

I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect Rajasthani bajra roti. 1. To make Bajre ki roti, take a portion of the dough and shape into a round ball. The dough ball should be smooth without any cracks. If required, you can apply some water on your palms and then shape. 2. Serve the Bajra roti immediately smeared with white butter or ghee. If it cools down, it will feel very hard and dry.

Bajra roti, lahsun ki chutney and onions is a combo!! Although absolutely simple to make, these rotis are delicious!

Enjoy how to make bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Bajra Roti recipe - How to make Bajra Roti

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 rotis
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Ingredients
Method
For bajra roti

    For bajra roti
  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. Smear 1/2 tsp ghee on top.
  8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 to make 7 more bajra rotis.
  9. Serve bajra roti | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | rajasthani bajra roti immediately with white butter.
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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  1. Bajra roti is one of the very famous and healthy Indian breads. If you like this bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | given below are the link of similar recipes :

For the dough of bajra roti

  1. To prepare the dough of bajra roti, in a deep bowl, add the bajra flour.  Bajra flour is good for heart, diabetes and cholesterol. The flour is gluten-free and also helps relieve constipation.
  2. Add whole wheat flour.
  3. Add salt.
  4. Gradually add approx. ¾ cup of warm water. Warm water helps gluten-free bajra flour to bind, making the dough pliable and easy to roll.
  5. Combine all the ingredients and knead into a soft dough. If the bajra roti dough becomes sticky then add more flour if the dough is dry, then add some water.
  6. Divide the bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | dough into 8 equal portions.

How to make Bajra Roti

  1. To make Bajre ki roti, take a portion of the dough and shape into a round ball. The dough ball should be smooth without any cracks. If required, you can apply some water on your palms and then shape. Flatten it between your palm, dip into whole wheat flour & remove excess flour
  2. Place it on a rolling board and roll out the portion of the dough into a 150 mm. (6") diameter thick roti using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.  You can shape the bajra roti by pressing out a circle with your hand as well.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), place the sajje rotti over it.
  4. Cook it for a few seconds or till a few blisters appear on top. If there are cracks forming on the bajra roti, apply a little water on top and then flip.
  5. Turn over the bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | and cook the other side for a few more seconds.
  6. Lift the pearl millet roti with a pair of flat tongs and roast over an open flame till brown spots appear on both sides.
  7. Repeat steps 1 to 6 to make 7 more Bajra rotis.
  8. Serve the Bajra roti immediately smeared with white butter or ghee. If it cools down, it will feel very hard and dry.

Iron Rich Bajra Roti

  1. Iron Rich Bajra Roti – A Healthy Indian Bread.   Bajra flour is most commonly used to make roti or rotla. It abounds in iron, which helps to build your hemoglobin levels and help you, stay steer of weakness and fatigue. It helps enhance your concentration level too. While the Bajar Rotla is made only with bajra flour, this Bajra Roti makes use of some wheat flour too. You can increase your fiber intake by adding a few grated veggies like cabbage, carrot, broccoli etc. These will help you cleanse your digestive tract and stay fit. Each Bajra Roti provides 2.1 mg of iron, which is nearly about 10% of your total daily requirement. 2 of these rotis will keep satiated for long hours and make up for many nutrient requirements. Try it!

Jowar Roti recipe

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    Ingredients for Jowar Roti
    1 cup jowar (white millet) flour
    salt to taste

    Method for Jowar Roti
    1. Heat ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, switch off the flame, add the jowar flour and mix well. Keep aside to cool slightly.
    2. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using 1 to 2 tbsp of water if needed.
    3. Divide the dough into 7 equal portions.
    4. Take a portion the dough, flatten it slightly and place it on a dusted rolling board and roll with your hands into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
    5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a medium flame and when hot, place the roti gently over it.
    6. Cook it till small blisters appear on the surface. Turn over the roti and cook for few more seconds.
    7. Cook it on an open flame till it puffs up and brown spots appear on both the sides.
    8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 to make 6 more jowar rotis.
    9. Serve jowar roti immediately.

Reviews

Bajra Roti
 on 02 Jan 19 01:29 PM
5

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
4

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.