Revive childhood memories with this bajra roti recipe with a secret trick to make the process fun-filled. Just 20 minutes and you'll have 8 delicious roti in hand to enjoy.
Bajra roti or bajre ki roti is a delicious and crispy Indian flatbread that can be enjoyed on its own too. Step-by-step recipe with photos to warm your winters.
To make this healthy bajra roti, you only need good quality, fresh, finely ground millet flour, water, and oil.
pearl millet (bajra flour)
In a large bowl combine bajra (pearl millet) flour, oil, and salt.
Gradually add lukewarm water while mixing with your hands to form a soft dough. Adjust the consistency as needed by adding more flour or water. Kneading is not required for gluten-free dough.
Lightly flour a work surface. Place the dough on the work surface and roll it into a log shape. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
Roll 8 balls out of dough. Shape the balls into a round disk. (At this step also place the tava for heating on the medium-high flame ).
Dust a bajra dough ball with flour to prevent it from sticking.
Place the bajra dough ball between two plastic sheets and roll it out into a thin roti using a rolling pin.
Remove the plastic sheet and prepare to cook the bajra roti.
Cook the bajra roti on a hot tawa until brown spots appear on both sides. If the roti puffs up, it's cooked correctly. If it doesn't, don't worry - it will start puffing with practice.
By Mariam Sodawater