Bajra Aloo Roti

BM #68 Day 1 - 

The much awaited 'Cooking Carnival' is here for the month of September. This is an event which many of my BM friends will be participating in. We were given a choice to pick an ingredient or a category for a whole month or one a week.

Since I had in mind that I should work on Millets sometime, I found this to be a perfect platform to showcase my experiments with millets. Initially I thought I would divide the whole series into 5 blocks allotting each type of millet for a block. But it didn't sound practical. So I will be randomly posting recipes made with different kinds of millets. I have access to Jowar, Bajra, Ragi, Little Millet and Foxtail Millet. 

These millets were widely used in rural areas a few decades back. Only recently they have come into urban households as the awareness of the nutritional value of these millets have gathered prominence. 

 I start this carnival with this humble roti from a typical rural household! 


Bajra Aloo Roti

Recipe Inspiration from various websites
Ingredients - 

Bajra Flour 1 1/2 cups
Whole Wheat Flour 1/2 cup + more for dusting
Potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed 3/4 cup
Salt, Turmeric, Ginger-Garlic-Green Chili Paste as needed
Ajwain / Vaamu 1/2 tsp
Yogurt 1/4 cup
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tsp + more for shallow frying


Bajra Aloo Roti

Method Of Preparation -


In a mixing bowl, add the flours, mashed potatoes, spices, ajwain, yogurt, garam masala and oil. Knead adding more water as much as needed (I added about 3 tablespoons of water)

Make sure the dough is not too soft.

Pinch lime/lemon sized portions of the dough and roll out thick rotis.

Heat a griddle, and cook the rotis on both sides spraying as much oil/ghee as needed. Remove onto a hot box or air tight container layered with paper towels to absorb excess moisture.

Continue with the rest of the dough.


Serve with yogurt or Pickle.





Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68. 




Preparation Time 30 min
Makes 10-12

21 comments

  1. Sapana Behl Says:
  2. Cooking with millets for the whole month is a healthy and wonderful idea.I will be bookmarking all of your recipes as I also need a kickstart to use millets.

     
  3. Cooking with millets is such an amazing theme. I sm really looking forward to seeing the posts. The bajra aloo roti is so hearty.

     
  4. Usha Rao Says:
  5. 26 days millets is doing to be wonderful. Bajra roti with potatoes sounds like a filling roti.

     
  6. The bajra roti looks excellent and has been bookmarked . What a awesome pick , looking forward to more on your theme .

     
  7. That is an lovely and healthy theme Harini. Looking forward to see all millet recipes and bajra roti is looking delicious. Wish I could make some now

     
  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. Amazing theme Harini, so looking forward to your posts..

     
  10. I always want to taste bajra roti, don't know what holds me back..never tried it. It's tempting me with chili on the top :)

     
  11. cooking with millets - great idea. Want an healthy theme.. Looking forward to your other recipes.

     
  12. Kalyani Says:
  13. Great theme ! I made this bajra aloo roti for this BM too but the pics disappointed me , so changed the theme :)) aren't these so filling n nutritious ?

     
  14. Priya Suresh Says:
  15. Omg, millets for 26 days, absolutely am in love with your theme Harini, looking forward to see all your beautiful millet recipes.

     
  16. Smruti Shah Says:
  17. 26 millets in a month will be really great. Healthy and tasty too. I think I shall get a lot of ideas to use all the millets I have at home!

     
  18. Millet cooking for 26 days sounds good and healthy.BTW Bahrain Roti looks so healthy and love those rustic rotis..

     
  19. I try to incorporate millets in my daily diet. Your theme will help me to find recipes other than what I make. Looking forward to all your millet based dishes this month. This bajra aloo roti sounds so yum..

     
  20. great theme Harini - it is inspiring , i wish i get kicked up about turning more basic on my food choices....off late there is so much of overload of spices and add ons that you tend to forget what grain you actually cooked with...i am so looking forward to the millet based recipes now

     
  21. Suja Ram Says:
  22. Thats a great theme Harini. Since I have stopped Rice and taking only millet varieties, your recipes will surely help me. Looking forward to your recipes.

     
  23. Wow 26 millets!!! Love your theme Harini. These rotis look yum.

     
  24. Suma Gandlur Says:
  25. Millets is a wonderful theme, Harini and I am looking forward to your recipes. The roti is rustic and nutritious.

     
  26. Wonderful theme harini, love this roti, i have made them for one of our BM and enjoyed the flavors. Looking forward to your other millet recipes.

     
  27. Pavani N Says:
  28. What an amazing theme you picked up Harini. Looking forward to your healthy and nutritious dishes with millet.
    Rotis look amazing and lovely clicks.

     
  29. Ruchi Indu Says:
  30. nice theme... 26 millet recipes would be awesome... Eagerly waiting for the entire set...

     
  31. Padmajha PJ Says:
  32. Superb theme Harini! I wanted to do one week of millets and somehow that never got done. Looking forward to the other dishes in this series

     
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