November 26, 2015

Bajre ki roti recipe - Pearl millet roti

Bajre ki roti recipe - Bajre ki roti is one of the popular flat breads prepared with pearl millet flour. Roti, chapati, paratha, naan, kulcha etc. are Indian staple food and is served for lunch and dinner. The hot roti goes well with subzis, chutneys, raitas, pickle and yogurt. Pearl millet or bajra has numerous health benefits. Pearl millet is excellent for diabetics. It has high fiber and complex carbohydrates which helps in keeping full for a longer period and a lower glycaemic index. It is very nutritious and less quantity of the same releases a good amount of energy to keep us active. I often make this roti and serve hot. There are two ways of making bajra roti. In another method, flour is knead with cold water and then small portion of it is flattened on a rolling board or kitchen platform by using your palm. This is a tedious method. The method given below is the easiest and simplest to follow and you will really enjoy to roll the rotis.

Bajre ki roti in a serving plate

Bajre ki Roti Recipe-Pearl Millet Roti 

Prep time : 20 mins    
Cook time : 30 mins    
Total time : 50 mins
Recipe type : Roti-Indian flat bread
Cuisine : North Indian  
Yield - 6
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients 
  • 1 heaped cup of pearl millet flour / bajra atta
  • 1¼ cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt or as required
  • 1½ tsp ghee or as required

Method
  1. Pour the water in a pan, add salt and mix with a spoon. Bring it to boil on high flame. Reduce the flame to low and add the pearl millet flour. 
  2. Immediately mix well with a large spoon and stir for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and keep it aside till the dough become warm. 
  3. When the dough is warm, transfer it on a rolling board and knead it for 7 - 8 minutes to make it smooth. 
  4. Then divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll it to round balls. Then roll the balls in bajra flour and place it on a rolling board.  
  5. Roll it to a round roti with a rolling pin. Use more flour if required.  
  6. Heat a griddle on medium flame and place the roti on it. Apply some cold water on the surface of the roti and cook until water dries up. 
  7. Then flip it and cook till light brown spot appears from both sides. Apply 1/4 tsp ghee on each roti. 
  8. Serve bajra roti hot with subzi, chutney, raita, pickle and yogurt.

Bajre ki roti recipe with step by step pictures

1.  Pour the water in a pan, add salt and mix with a spoon. Bring it to boil on high flame. Reduce the flame to low and add the pearl millet flour. Immediately mix well with a large spoon and stir for
2 minutes.
boil water and add the bajra flour

2.  Switch off the flame and keep it aside till the dough become warm. When the dough is warm, transfer it on a rolling board and knead it for 7 - 8 minutes to make it smooth
stir and knead it to a dough

3.  Then divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll it to round balls. Then roll the balls in bajra flour and place it on a rolling board.
take small portion and roll into flour

4.  Roll it to a round roti with a rolling pin. Use more flour if required.

5.  Heat a griddle on medium flame and place the roti on it. Apply some cold water on the surface of the roti and cook until water dries up. Then flip it and cook till light brown spot appears from both sides
roll to round roti and cook

6.  Apply 1/4 tsp ghee on each roti. Serve bajra roti hot with subzi, chutney, raita, pickle and yogurt.
Bajre ki roti ready to serve


4 comments:

  1. This is what I wanted to learn. Thanks. Am trying it for sure.

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  2. Love these rotis any time! yummy! bookmarked....will try soon

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  3. Does it alter the nutritional values of bajra in any way? I am sure this process is to get some gluten. Kindly let me know.

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    1. Hima Bindu,
      This process in no way alters the nutritional value of bajra. This is a traditional method of generations for preparing bajra roti and in fact is an easy way of making rotis.

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