Nutritional Facts of Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe, Calories in Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Rotla, Bajra Na Rotla  have?

One Rotla, Bajra Na Rotla gives 116 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 86 calories, proteins account for 15 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 15 calories.  One Rotla, Bajra Na Rotla provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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rotla also called bajra rotla is a Gujarati style bajra rotla. Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotlas are relished all over the country. Thickly rolled bajra rotla are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the Bajra roti. This bajra rotla is a very famous recipe from Gujarat.

The bajra rotla are thickly rolled, cooked on a tava and then roast over open flame till brown spots appear. Traditionally white butter also known as makhan is smeared on it or if that is not available you can use ghee.

Knead the dough with warm water as the dough become pliable and easy to knead and roll. This helps in getting pearl millet roti a soft texture.

Bajra Roti is a traditional Indian flatbread made with bajra or black pearl millet flour making it extremely nutritious. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.

If you are looking for a gluten-free option, this is an ideal recipe . I remember, my grandmother would roll the rotla using her palm and cook it on a earthen clay tava on a chulha, which would give bajra rotla a smoky flavor.

I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect bajra rotla. 1. To make Gujarati style bajra rotla, take a portion of the dough and shape into a round ball. The dough ball should be smooth without any cracks. If required, you can apply some water on your palms and then shape. 2. Serve the Bajra rotla immediately smeared with white butter or ghee. If it cools down, it will feel very hard and dry.

Bajra rotilahsun ki chutney and onions is a combo!! Although absolutely simple to make, these rotis are delicious!

Take care to make the Gujarati style bajra rotlas as soon as the dough is kneaded, as the dough tends to harden quickly, making it difficult to roll. With practice and patience, you can surely master the art of rolling the rotlas uniformly and making them puff up.

You can also serve rotlas with Baingan BhartaKhatta Urad Dal and Red Chilli Thecha, as it makes a complete meal combo and is sure to attract everybody.

Is Rotla, Bajra Na Rotla healthy?

Yes, Rotla is super healthy as its made from 100% bajra flour. There is no mixing with whole wheat flour and hence this is the best rotla recipe. The only other ingredient used is ghee for brushing.

Nothing like making homemade rotla. Where there is no mixing of the bajra. This is a difficult recipe to make as the dough tends to harden quickly as no whole wheat flouor is added.

Bajra Flour : 2 cups of bajra flour as used to make 6 rotlas. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.  Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten free diet. See here for the detailed benefits of bajra flour.  

Ghee for brushing : We have used minimum ghee for brushing each rotlla and that is perfectly fine for a healthy diet.

Rotla, Bajra Rotla is good for

1. Weight Loss

2. Diabetics

3. Heart Patients

4. Healthy Lifestyle

5. Lower Acidity as its alkaline in nature

6. Lowers Blood Pressure

7. Relieves Constipation

8. Prevents anaemia

9. Rich in Folic Acid

10. Good for bones

How to burn 116 calories that come from one Bajra Na Rotla?

Walking (6 kmph) = 35 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 12 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 15 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 20 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per rotla% Daily Values
Energy116 cal6%
Protein3.7 g7%
Carbohydrates21.6 g7%
Fiber3.6 g14%
Fat1.6 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A42.2 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)14.6 mcg7%
Calcium13.4 mg2%
Iron2.6 mg12%
Magnesium43.8 mg13%
Phosphorus94.7 mg16%
Sodium3.5 mg0%
Potassium98.2 mg2%
Zinc1 mg10%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
 on 03 Feb 22 03:38 PM