Bajra ( Pearl Millet) Flour Recipes
Millets are small-seeded grasses and can substitute rice and wheat in almost all the recipes. They include Jowar (sorghum), Ragi (finger millet), Thennai (foxtail millet), Varagu (kodo millet), Sama (Little Millet), Bajra (Pearl Millet), Barr (Proso Millet) and Sanwa (Barnyard Millet). They have high resistance against harsh climates so, they can be grown easily. They are fibrous, highly nutritious, gluten free and contains many micro nutrients like magnesium, Vitamin B3 etc.
Pearl millet (Bajra) is the most widely grown type of millet in India. It is a rich source of phosphorus, folic acid, zinc, iron, multivitamins etc. Consumption of pearl millets helps in minimizing the risk of type 2 diabetics. They are easy to digest, reduces blood pressure and risk of heart stroke, optimizes cholesterol and the list is never ending.
Bajra flour is made by grinding the Pearl millet (Bajra) grains. It is greyish in color and has nutty flavor. Always store it in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place and consume within a month.
Bajra Flour Breakfast Recipe:
Bajra Carrot and Onion Uttapa
Uttapa are South-Indian fluffy savory pancakes made using rice and urad dal. We have created a healthy variant of it using bajra flour. The carrot and onions gives a crunch to the dish and also lifts the flavor.
Just like Thepla is to Gujarati's , Thalipeeth is to Maharashtrian's. Try this traditional Marathi breakfast which has a rustic texture and is extremely nutritious.
Bajra Roti Recipes:
Lehsuni Bajra Aur Kddu ki Roti:
Extremely hungry and running out of time? Try this unique roti made using combination of Pumpkin and Bajra with a hint of garlic for your quick meal.
Bajra Aloo Roti:
A comparatively healthier version of aloo paratha can be this soft, iron rich Bajra Aloo roti. Go try it!
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti:
The combination of bajra flour with garlic is always amazing. Do try using fresh garlic during winters and also smear some ghee for the final touch for a better version!
Bajra Flour snack:
Bajra Chakli :
Chakli are irresistible, savory, spirals made using different flours. We have made a fiber-rich version which is better than most other snacks.
Methi Makai Dhebra:
Dhebra's are authentic Gujarati tea-time snack. They can be made using just bajra flour or a mixture of different flours.
Bajra Mathi Khakhra :
Looking for a healthy binge during office hours or movie marathons? Make these healthy khakhra in bulk and enjoy them whenever you crave something crispy!
Bajra Flour Main course:
Methi Kofta in Kadhi :
Kofta kadhi/Kadhi pakodi is always a better option than just plain kadhi. We have made a healthier version of kofta's which are steamed and not fried. Goes perfectly with a hot bowl of khichdi.
Worried about your kids consuming a lot of refined flour? Try this gluten-free pizza recipe with the goodness of millets.