Millet Flatbread aka Bajri ki Roti ~ A typical Indian Farmer’s bread (Step by Step pictures).

We had a get-together last weekend and the theme was Gardening. Food theme was ‘what we can grow is what you bring to the potluck’- like Mint- mint pulao, Cilantro- chutney sandwich, Basil- pasta/ sandwich with pesto, Rosemary- potatoes etc . Since I planted 3 weeks ago I didn’t have any home grown vegetables. So I decided to make something that Farmers eat while sowing or farming. I made Millet Flatbread (Bajri Ki roti). It is a great food of choice for the humble farmers who relish these with raw onion(pyaz), jaggery (gur) and Garlic spread (Lahsun ki chutney) after days hard work in field.IMG_8814-1 name2 bm

I have twisted recipe little-bit and made bite size rotis. Traditionally it is made only by using millet flour. As, it does not have gluten it is hard to roll, So I added little-bit of wheat flour, rolled and cut into bite size appetizer pieces. So, here is the traditional Rajasthani recipe with a twist.

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  • Millet flour (bajre ka atta) 1 1/4 cups
  • Wheat flour 1/3 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic chutney ½ -1 tsp
  • Oil 1 tsp
  • Warm water ½-¾ cups
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Flour for rolling bread
  • Fenugreek leaves (methi patta) chopped 1/4 cup (optional)

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  1. Mix millet flour, wheat flour salt, carom seeds, cumin powder and Garlic chutney in a bowl.
  2. Add enough warm water and knead into medium soft dough.
  3. Heat a non stick tawa. Divide the dough into equal portions and roll into balls.
  4. Flatten them spread into thick roti and cook it like this only or cut into desired shape.
  5. Place them on the tawa and cook slightly on both side on medium heat. Then cook on the stove flame directly. Pour a dollop of clarified butter (Ghee)
  6. Serve hot or warm with garlic chutney or any chutney of your choice, onion  and jaggery.

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