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This is a perfectly traditional and homely roti that is both satiating and incredibly tasty. It is very filling and makes a wonderful meal when served with kadhi or dal and a subzi .
The Jowar Roti is easy to make and uses minimal ingredients. You don’t even need oil to knead the dough. However, there is a trick to getting it right, and that is revealed in step 1 of this recipe... you need to mix the flour in boiling water and let it cool before kneading.
After that, you can roll the dough using your hands or with a rolling pin, whichever is convenient for you. Enjoy it hot and fresh off the tava.
Also try other rotis like Bajra Roti and Makai Ki Roti .
- Heat ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, switch off the flame, add the jowar flour and mix well. Keep aside to cool slightly.
- Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using 1 to 2 tbsp of water if needed.
- Divide the dough into 7 equal portions.
- Take a portion the dough, flatten it slightly and place it on a dusted rolling board and roll with your hands into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a medium flame and when hot, place the roti gently over it.
- Cook it till small blisters appear on the surface. Turn over the roti and cook for few more seconds.
- Cook it on an open flame till it puffs up and brown spots appear on both the sides.
- Repeat steps 4 to 7 to make 6 more rotis.
- Serve immediately.
Jowar Roti recipe with step by step photos
To make jowar roti, heat ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan. Jowar flour is super healthy and gluten free. It is also rich in fibre and good for diabetics.
Switch off the flame and add the jowar flour.
Keep aside to cool slightly.
Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl
Knead into a soft dough using 1 to 2 tbsp of water if needed. Make sure the mixture is cold enough or you may burn your hands.
Divide the dough into 7 equal portions.
Take a portion the dough, flatten it slightly and place it on a dusted rolling board.
Roll with your hands into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a medium flame and when hot, place the jowar roti gently over it.
Cook jowar roti till small blisters appear on the surface.
Turn over the roti and cook for few more seconds.
Cook it on an open flame till it puffs up and brown spots appear on both the sides.
Repeat steps 4 to 7 to make 6 more rotis.
Serve Jowar roti immediately.
Fiber Rich Jowar Roti for Weight Loss.
These gluten free Jowar Rotis are a great way to add on fiber to your diet. Simple to make, requires just 2 ingredients and can be served with any sabzi of your choice – be it a semi dry sabzi, sukhi sabzi or a sabzi with gravy. By lending 49 calories and 1.5 g or protein and 1.4 g of fiber, they make a wholesome substitute to whole-wheat rotis. The protein in it will help boost metabolism and fiber will give you a feeling of fullness to avoid junk eating. Both together will help you achieve your weight loss target. But remember to not miss out on your regular exercise regime, as diet control alone cannot help trimming the waistline. Serve it immediately to enjoy its true flavours.
Like Jowar Roti, then check our Bajra roti recipe. See detailed step by step babra roti recipe. Makes 8 rotis.
For Bajra Roti
2 cups bajra (black millet) flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
4 tsp ghee for smearing
Method For bajra roti
Combine the bajra flour, whole wheat flour and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using approx. ¾ cup of warm water.
Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
Roll out a portion of the dough into a 150 mm. (6") diameter thick roti using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), place the roti over it and cook it for a few seconds or till a few bristles appear on top.
Turn over the roti and cook the other side for a few more seconds.
Lift the roti with a pair of flat tongs and roast over an open flame till brown spots appear on both the sides.
Smear 1/2 tsp ghee on top.
Repeat steps 3 to 7 to make 7 more bajra rotis.
Serve bajra roti | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | rajasthani bajra rotiimmediately with white butter.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per roti
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