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Bajra roti recipe

Serve bajra roti warm with jaggery and butter. Or pair it with any Indian veggie. And warm yourself in winters.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Keyword bajra roti recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 small roti
Calories 60kcal


  • 3 cup pearl millet flour (or bajra flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter more for frying roti or smearing on the top of roti.
  • 1 to 1 ¼ cup hot water as needed.


  • Bring water to boil.
  • In a large bowl, add pearl millet flour, salt, and oil. Add hot water little by little and keep stirring with spoon.
  • After adding 3/4 cup, mix flour with hand. Add more water little by little and make a soft dough.
  • Keep the tava/ griddle t heat on stove.
  • Divide dough into 10 portion. Shape the portions into a disk.
  • With help of some flour, shape each disk into small and round thick flat bread by pressing with hands on a flat surface.
  • Cook roti on the tava, just like roti. (Half cook the first side and flip. Fully cook second side and flip to first and fully cook first side of roti).
  • Smear oil on the baja roti after removing from tava or after cooking roti you can fry the roti on tava to make it crispy.
  • Serve the roti fresh with a dollop of butter.


You can store bajra roti in freezer up to 15 day. Fry on tava with little oil before serving and they taste great. Freeze immediately after cooling the fresh roti.


Serving: 1small roti | Calories: 60kcal