Monday, June 28, 2010

Bajre Ki Roti - बाजरे की रोटी (Millet Flour Flatbread)

Hello friends,


This is how a typical Rajasthani Village Thali looks. It has bajre ki roti, methi ki kadhi (i will post the recipe soon), lahsan ki chutney and some pieces of onion. In villages and towns, even now, they use bajre ki roti more than whole wheat.


Bajre Ki Roti - बाजरे की रोटी (Millet Flour Flatbread)




Ingredients
Bajre Ka Aata (Millet Flour) - 1 cup
Gehun Ka Aata (Whole Wheat Flour) - 1/4 cup
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) - 1 tsp
Ghee (Clarified Butter) or Oil - 2 tbsp (I used olive oil)
Salt - as per taste
Preparation
  • Mix all the ingredients first in a crumbly mixture.
  • Add warm water little by little and mix it in a soft dough.
  • Pinch a lemon size ball from the dough, dust it with some bajra flour and roll it into a desired sized circle. Remember, you won't be able to make a perfect circle because this dough is just of that nature.
  • Now, put this rolled roti on a hot griddle and let it cook on both sides till golden brown. 
  • There are 2 options here, you can either put some ghee while cooking the roti or add it on top while serving. (My son doesn't like to see ghee on top of his roti, so I prefer adding it while cooking itself so that he doesn't notice it :), sneaky mom)
  • Make remaining rotis, just like the above. You should be able to make about 3-4 rotis with this dough.
Serving
Serve it topped with some fresh salt less butter or ghee along with some kadhi gravy curry and some lahsan chutney and onion slices.


NoteTraditionally these are made very thick, but, I tried my best to make them thinner. Rest is your liking. Traditionally, wheat flour is not mixed in it, but that is just because in villages, ladies make circles with hand, so no issues in making roti. But, as we use rolling pin and if you don't add wheat flour, the roti just won't hold the shape together. The end product is usually crispier than regular whole wheat roti.


That's all for now. Take care till next post.

34 comments:

simply.food said...

A perfect homely meal,I make these a lot and serve with baighan bartha .The kadhi looks lovely too.

Kiran said...

Bajra roti looks very delicious.
Had them first time at my Gujarati neighbors place.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Never tried using millet flour before but this flatbread looks very healthy and delicious....

Madhavi said...

Oh I love Bajra roti, and love to have with Sev-tomato subji. Yummoo post :))

Satya said...

bajre ki roti ..wowo ..heard a lot about this but never got a chance to try it ...roties looks delicious n whole meal looks tempting ...

Swathi said...

Bajre ki roti looks really good. I haven't tried yet. I need to try this classic dish.

Yummy Team said...

Never tasted this roti before, it looks delicious with that kadhi and chutney!!

Jay said...

Its my all time fav...loved this new version ...! Def gonna giv a try Priya.

SS blogs here said...

The roti and lunch combo looks really great!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wht a tempting n mouthwatering thali priya..reminds me of my moms handmade millet rotis...our family fav....from elders to kids..we hv these 2 times a week...and wht a awesome meal with kadhi n garlci chutney...fav threesome of my dad...he would grab it off the screen...mouthwatering with a spoon of ghee or makhan...

BangaloreBaker said...

Priya, I just took out some bajra flour to make dhebra (kind of gujarathi rotis with methi leaves in it). I loved your version too. Thanks for reminding sanyuktha about my event. That is so sweet of you.

The Housewife said...

I've never tasted a bajra roti before but that whole thali looks soo yummy! :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Roti looks delicious..never tried this yet..looks yummy.

Panchpakwan said...

Whole platter is mouth watering dear..
Wish i was near to your home!!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very healthy and yummy looking roti's Priya, your side also looks very good, is that pickle and dhal on side, mouthwatering here.

VineelaSiva said...

Bajra ki roti looks very innovative never heard and taste this.

PS said...

nice recipe to use millet flour..

Priya said...

Hey Priya
Never tasted Bajre ki roti! Looks simple yet sumptous!

Turmericnspice said...

kadi aur bajra roti...ummmm! oh soo good!!

sowmya's creative saga said...

this and besan pitla..awesome combo..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

bajre ki roti looks dellicious, would love to have the whole platter

Sweet Artichoke said...

This looks yummy! Thanks Priya for making me hungry just after having my breakfast... I absolutely adore millet, and it is so healthy!

Priya said...

Very healthy and great looking rotis..yummy..

Priti said...

Yummy platter Priya...bas lassi ki kami hai ;)...looks tempting

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks very nice, even i had tried it once long back...got to do it again..

jais said...

nice simple but very healthy

Malar Gandhi said...

Love jowar or bajra or any millet's ki roti, they have earthly flavor. Very fulfilling one.

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks lovely

Rachana said...

These rotis look super healthy and delicious! Thali looks so tempting Priya.

divya said...

wow...looks delicious ....

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Healthy food....

Turmericnspice said...

Wah! what a combo...an all time fav!

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