Bajra Bhakri is a round Indian flatbread which made from bajra. Bajra is a Hindi meaning of Pearl millet. Bajra bhakri is unleavened bread often used in the cuisine of the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana states in India, along with several regions of western and central India, including areas of Rajasthan, Malwa, and Karnataka. It is coarser than a regular wheat roti. It can be either soft or hard in texture, similar to Khakhra in respect to hardness.
Being a staple bread, bhakri is served with curd, chutney, baingan bharta, vegetables, and rice and served as breakfast and lunch meal.
The dough for bhakri prepared by mixing the flour with small amount of salt in a bowl and knead into a smooth stiff dough, using enough hot water. The dough is split into little balls. The ball is then flattened using one’s palms. There are 2 types by which are made. It is either flattened in the plate by palm by pressing or it is made thin by holding the ball in both palms which requires a lot of skill. The tava (pan) is heated and the bhakri is cooked applying little water to the upper surface and spread it all over with the help of your fingers. The other side also cooked on tawa Once it is prepared, it is roasted in the direct flame on both the sides.
The Bajra bhakri is mainly prepared in winter especially near the festival of Sankrant. The preparation is similar as of jowar bhakri. This is normally consumed with chutney and butter.
Ingredients for Bajra Bakhri:
2 Cups Bajra Flour/ Pearl Millet Flour
Salt to Taste
1 Cup Warm Water
Ghee or White Butter
How to make Bajra roti/ Bajra Bakhri
Combine bajra flour, salt and add warm water slowly to knead the flour. Keep aside for 10 minutes to set and again knead it. Heat the tawa on medium flame. Divide the dough into 5-6 equal portions. Roll it by using little wheat flour and roll in round shape. Place them on hot tawa one by one, turn it over after lower side is cooked. Cook the roti on a low flame till to both sides turn brown and cooked. Spread the ghee or butter and serve it with chutney or curries.
Bajra Bhakri Recipe | Bajra Roti Recipe
- 2 Cups Bajra Flour/ Pearl Millet Flour
- Salt to Taste
- 1 Cup Warm Water
- Ghee or White Butter
- Combine bajra flour, salt and add warm water slowly to knead the flour. Keep aside for 10 minutes to set and again knead it.
- Heat the tawa on medium flame. Divide the dough into 5-6 equal portions.
- Roll it by using little wheat flour and roll in round shape.
- Place them on hot tawa one by one, turn it over after lower side is cooked.
- Cook the roti on a low flame till to both sides turn brown and cooked.
- Spread the ghee or butter and serve it with chutney or curries.