Stuffed Bajra Roti

Stuffed Bajra Roti

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Bajra is the staple diet in many parts of North-Western India where the locals enjoy it with garlic chutney, jaggery and home-made butter. In this recipe, I have stuffed these rotis with a mixture of paneer, fenugreek and tomatoes, thus enriching it with calcium, folic acid and iron. If you find it difficult to actually "stuff " these rotis because this dough is a little tough to roll, feel free to knead all the filling ingredients into the dough and then roll out the rotis. It is a much easier way of making them. I also find it easier to roll out this dough between 2 sheets of plastic.

Stuffed Bajra Roti recipe - How to make Stuffed Bajra Roti

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 rotis.
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For the dough
1 1/2 cups bajra (black millet) flour
a pinch of salt

To be mixed into a stuffing
1/2 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
2 tbsp chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 large sized tomato, finely chopped
salt to taste

Other ingredients
2 tbsp butter for cooking

    Main Procedure
  1. Combine the bajra flour, salt and enough hot water to make a soft dough.
  2. Knead well, divide into 16 portions and roll out each portion into thin rotis.
  3. Spread a little stuffing on one roti. Then put another roti on top and press well so that it becomes one roti.
  4. Repeat for the remaining rotis and stuffing.
  5. Cook each stuffed roti on a tava (griddle) on both sides using a little butter till both side are golden brown.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy117 cal
Protein3.5 g
Carbohydrates13.3 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol7.5 mg
Sodium28.6 mg


Stuffed Bajra Roti
 on 16 Jun 16 09:08 AM

Love this recipe.
Stuffed Bajra Roti
 on 26 Dec 14 11:14 AM

A good variation to plain bajra rotis which are stuffed with calcium rich paneer and iron rich methi... the stuffing has tomatoes too, hence need to be served immediately.