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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Bajra Rotis
Bajra, also known as pearl-millets, a gluten-free grain, should be a mandatory part of our diet as it has many health benefits like slowing down the process of aging and preventing diseases like heart problems, cancer, and/or stroke. Bajra contains antioxidants, tannins, phenols, and phytic acids which all work towards providing great health and beautiful everyday life.
Here are some reasons for you to make bajra roti a part of your daily diet:
High in fibre: Digestion is sluggish during the rainy season, so it helps to stick to high-fibre foods like bajra. It is loaded with insoluble fibre that provides bulk to the stool and keeps constipation, a common problem during this season, at bay.
Heart friendly: Bajra is rich in magnesium, which helps keeps the heart healthy. It has potassium, which dilates blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily. This helps reduce overall blood pressure. Bajra also has fibre that helps reduce LDL, or bad, cholestrol. Magnesium helps control the glucose receptors in the body and keep diabetes at bay.
To easily add the food item to our meals, there are many recipes that one can try. For. instance, the famous north Indian bajra roti, a flatbread, that can be a part of any meal during the day. The recipe is especially great for people with gluten intolerance and is simple to prepare at any time.
So, to give you a headstart here is the recipe for you.
Bajra Roti Recipe
- Preparation: 20 mins
- Cooking: 30 mins
Servings: 8- 10 flatbreads
- 2 to 2 ½ cups bajra flour
- 1 tsp oil or ghee
- salt to taste
- Extra 1 cup bajra flour or whole wheat flour for dusting
- Oil or ghee for frying
How to Cook
- Knead the bajra flour into a smooth dough. Adjust water if the dough is too sticky or dry.
- Heat a flat pan.
- Divide the dough into medium-sized balls and roll each one after dusting them with the wheat flour or bajra flour.
- Place the rolled and flattened bajra roti on the flat pan and cook until both sides start showing brown spots and are done.
- Apply oil or ghee on one side.
- If you wish, fry the rotis like parathas by adding some oil into the frying pan.
- Serve your bajra rotis hot with chutney or a vegetable side-dish to embrace the complete taste.
Bajra roti is a beautiful cuisine of Rajasthan that is made to cool down the body’s temperature especially during hot weather conditions, especially during summers. Furthermore, since making the roti requires no rocket science, it can be prepared in minutes and make a wonderful snack for guests. Try cooking up some bajra roti for your friends and family one of these days and see how they relish a new taste of India. Being a storehouse of nutrients, bajra rotis serve an excellent alternative to wholewheat atta.