Jowar Roti

Jowar Roti

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This is a perfectly traditional and homely roti that is both satiating and incredibly tasty. It is very filling and makes a wonderful meal when served with kadhi or dal and a subzi .

The Jowar Roti is easy to make and uses minimal ingredients. You don’t even need oil to knead the dough. However, there is a trick to getting it right, and that is revealed in step 1 of this recipe... you need to mix the flour in boiling water and let it cool before kneading.

After that, you can roll the dough using your hands or with a rolling pin, whichever is convenient for you. Enjoy it hot and fresh off the tava.

Also try other rotis like Bajra Roti and Makai Ki Roti .

Jowar Roti recipe - How to make Jowar Roti

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 7 rotis
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  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 rotis.
  9. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per roti
Energy49 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates10.2 g
Fiber1.4 g
Fat0.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1 mg
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Jowar Roti
 on 16 Apr 19 01:22 PM

These rotis turned out very soft,also easy to roll and nicely puffed out.
Tarla Dalal
16 Apr 19 06:02 PM
   Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you enjoyed the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Jowar Roti
 on 28 Mar 17 08:52 AM

This Jowar Roti is so easy and quick to make, At first rolling was difficult for me but with practice it turns perfect.