Bajra Roti

Bajra is a storehouse of nutrition. According to fitness expert Rujuta Diwekar, winter is the best time to enjoy a hearty meal of bajra roti/bajra bhakri. It helps to beat the winter chills. It also keeps you energetic throughout the day. Bajra is rich in proteins and is  a good source of iron and moderate amounts of calcium.   Bajra goes well with vegetarian dishes like stuffed brinjal, chawli usal and also tastes amazing with chicken and mutton curry.

Traditionally, Bajra roti is made by keeping a ball of bajra dough on a flat surface and flattening it with palms. Here, I have added a small quantity of wheat flour to the bajra flour to making the rolling of rotis easier. Also, adding warm water while kneading the dough makes rolling the rotis easier.

Ingredients

2 cups Bajra flour (Pearl millet)
¼ cup wheat flour
Salt as per taste

Method

  • In a mixing bowl, combine bajra flour, wheat flour and salt.
  • Using warm water, knead the flour to a smooth dough.
  • Make medium sized balls from the dough.
  • Take a medium sized ball.
  • Dust the rotis with dry bajra flour generously  and  roll into a circle with the rolling pin.   
  • Heat a tava and cook the roti till golden brown spots appear on both the sides of the roti. 
  • Serve hot smeared with homemade ghee.

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