Bajra Rotla Recipe (Gujarati Bajra Roti)
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Gujarati
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Serves: 4 rotla
Bajra Rotla Recipe - A traditional Gujarati flat-bread made from healthy black millet (bajra).
  • Bajra flour (Black millet) : 1 1/2 cup
  • Water: 2/3 cup or as required
  • Salt: 1/3 tsp (optional)
  • Ghee (clarified butter) : 2 tbsp
  1. In a large mixing bowl take black millet or bajra.
  2. Now while adding little water at time start kneading the dough.
  3. The bajra dough should have consistency like roti dough.
  4. Once the dough is prepared, divide the dough into large lemon size balls or 4 equal size balls.
  5. Take one portion in a mixing bowl and start knead it with hands. Apply pressure while kneading.
  6. Kneading the dough makes it softer.
  7. Now take the dough ball in hand and start giving it round shape. Press using hand and make it flat.
  8. Take the flat disk in hand and start pressing between palms giving it alternate tap.
  9. Also you can roll the bajra rotla on a rolling board in case you are not able to make it with hand.
  10. Heat a tawa or griddle and once hot, place the bajra rotla on top making sure there are no air bubbles left below bajra rotla.
  11. Cook the bajra rotla on hot tawa for 30 seconds. Apply some water on top surface using hand so that bajra rotla does not get dry.
  12. Now flip the rotla and cook on other side for 30 sec.
  13. Take the bajra rotla off the tawa and place it on direct flame. The bajra rotla must puffs up.
  14. Bajra rotla is ready. Smear some homemade ghee or clarified butter on top of rotla and serve it hot with baingan bharta or kadhi.
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