Bajra Roti is a gluten free Indian flat bread. Bajra is pearl millet and Roti is a flat bread. This type of bread is widely consumed across the Indian subcontinent and in some states it is called as Bajre Ki Bhakri and Bajra Na Rotla. Bajra roti is best savoured with dry and spicy meat curries. However, if you are not a meat eater, enjoy it with a rich vegetarian curry of your choice.
Many use very little whole wheat flour to make the dough easily pliable. But, we are not going to do that. Bajra roti should be an all bajra affair. Any other interference would ruin the flavours and uniqueness of this wonderful millet.
Our bajra roti recipe will yield 10 rotis, with 96 kilocalories in each. To follow our bajra roti recipe, you will need the ingredients listed below.
Ingredients, Measurements & Nutritional Values
Bajra is called Grano in Spanish, Type de graine in French, Kambu in Tamil and Malayalam, Sajjalu in Telugu, Bajri in Marathi and Gujarati.
|Pearl millet flour (Bajra)||250 grams|
|Red chilli powder||1/2 tablespoon|
|Sunflower oil||1/2 tablespoon|
|Boiling Water||150 grams|
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- Bajra is rich in B complex vitamins and magnesium. Niacin is a B complex vitamin, lowers bad cholesterol. Magnesium promotes heart health by lowering blood pressure thereby preventing the risk of heart attacks.
Video Walk Through – Bajra Roti – Bajre Ki Roti – How To Make Gluten Free Bread
Instructions – Bajra Roti – Bajre Ki Roti – How To Make Gluten Free Bread
- Take a mixing bowl.
- Add 250 grams of bajra flour.
- Add red chilli powder and salt to your taste. Mix them in.
- Add sunflower oil and mix it into the flour.
- Add about 150-160 ml or grams of boiling water to the bajra flour. Mix with a spoon and knead to form a non sticky dough ball. The amount of water required depends on the climatic conditions of your region. You might need a few millilitres of water more or less.
- Cover and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
Prep Zip Lock
- Cut open two sides of a zip lock bag to make it flip like a book.
- Grease the inners of the zip lock with any cooking oil.
- Set a griddle on medium heat and allow it to heat up for 5 minutes.
- Season with very little cooking oil.
Flatten The Dough
- Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
- Place a divided dough ball on one leaf of the greased zip lock and gently flatten it into a disk using your fingers.
- Cover the flattened disk with the other leaf of the zip lock.
- Take a flat skillet or plate. Place it on top of the dough disk covered by the zip lock and press firmly. Watch our YouTube video above to understand the instructions better.
- Now the dough would have perfectly flattened into a circular tortilla.
- Splash little water on the hot griddle and balance the temperature.
- Transfer the flattened dough to the griddle and allow it to cook for a minute and a half.
- A minute and a half later, flip and cook for another one minute.
- A minute later, remove from griddle and serve hot.
If you intend to consume bajra roti later, wrap it in a clean kitchen towel and store it. This way, it will remain soft for at least 2 to 3 hours.
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