Rotis are like a plain canvas. All you need is flour and some water to begin. You can add, substitute or subtract any ingredient and make a roti. Its highlighting characteristic is that it is unleavened and does not require fermentation of the dough. The word roti is derived from the sanskrit word "rotika" meaning bread. This has a good reputation not only in India and its neighbouring state but also in Indonesia, Malayasia as well as West Indies in different names.
Today's post is yet another simple roti from the Indian desert region - Rajasthan. Bajra or Millet is abundantly produced in this state. Semi arid conditions of the state aids in this cultivation. Hence the region has more bajra dishes like, Bajra Kichdi, Meethi roti, Bajra Ladoo etc... Unlike the regular rotis, this one is dense and thick, yet soft to bite. The trickiest part is the dough. It is very soft and it requires little patience to roll out each piece. Pair it with a subzi of your choice and you have a nutritious meal to start your day!!!
This post falls under Punjab, a North western state in India. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 39
vaishali sabnani says
Loved this roti..infact we did a similar thing for ICC..turned out real good..I love bajra and make these in winters.
Archana Potdar says
I loved your intro Nisha and the addition of potato to the flour is a great idea especially for me who cannot roll a roti even if her life depended on it.:D
Chef Mireille says
what a great combo and your roti has a great texture with the combo of both bajra and atta
When I read the title I thought you stuffed the bajra roti with aloo. I had to read the recipe twice to make sure I did not miss anything. It is a nice idea to add the potato to the dough itself. Good one. The curry also looks delicious.
Harini-Jaya R says
Very filling and healthy breakfast!
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
These are one filling breakfast! Looks so good and the potatoes would have helped make them soft.
Pavani N says
Bajra rotis are looking perfect Nisha. That is a healthy & nutritious breakfast.
So very nicely plated Nisha...love your right side box leading this series as well..:)
Priya Suresh says
Bajra rotis arent easy to roll, they will be very sticky to manipulate na, its been a while i havent prepared rotis with bajra, wonderful platter there.
Varadas Kitchen says
So aptly put Nisha. Rotis are indeed flour and water in varying combinations. Your bhajra rotis look lovely. What a nice start to the day.
Nivedhanams Sowmya says
Looks super!! I am so tempted and so loving this roti and aloo combo!!