Bajra Aloo Roti from Hariyana/Pearl millet and potatoes flatbread

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, September 08, 2015

We are travelling to Hariyana for today's breakfast. When looking for recipes for this state, this aloo-bajra roti was my first pick. A simple breakfast that can be served as such or with some pickle or dal by the side. The dough itself contains enough masala to tingle your taste-buds. 
The dough was a bit tricky to roll. Maybe i used a little extra potato, so it was too soft. But then i managed to roll it in between plastic paper/ziploc pouch and got a round shape. 

1 1/2 cups bajra  flour
 2 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed 
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
3 tbsp chopped coriander 
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp shredded ginger
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder
salt to taste
bajra (black millet) flour for dusting
1 tsp ghee for cooking
  • In a deep bowl combine ,mashed potatoes, chopped onions, coriander leaves, ginger, black pepper powder together. To this add bajra flour, and start kneadng a soft dough. Add 2-3 tbsp of warm water, to make dough.
  • Divide the dough into 8-10 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 6" circle. 
  • If, in case out are not able to roll out the dough properly, then you can pat he dough ball direcly on the hot tava or ou can roll it in-between two wax papers.
  • Heat a pan/tava and cook each roti using a little ghee, until both sides are golden brown. Serve hot wih an spciy curry/Dal of your choice. i served, with Caulifower dal for kids and Chole for hubby.

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  1. I also wanted to make it but didn't had bajra flour.I can eat this roti without any side dish.

  2. Ok, potato is added directly to the flour to make the dough! These roti are very tempting. Bookmarking the recipe.

  3. Very healthy roti... I need to make something out of bajra flour too

  4. hey ! I made this too... but the clicks prevented me from posting them as they were taken at night ... these are so delicious arent they ??

  5. Super like, adding potatoes to the flour makes this rotis more interesting..I can have couple of them with some mango pickle.

  6. Love it. These are making me drool.

  7. Healthy roti and you have done it beautifully..

  8. Such healthy breakfast options nicely made..

  9. Your bajra rotis look perfect. They must have tasted great with chole.

  10. Roti looks so yum Priya. Looking at the amount of onions in the roti, my folks will surely love it..

  11. The bajra rotis definitely are tricky but you have made them beautifully.

  12. Bokmarking this will make an awesome addition to my daughters tiffin box where I fail miserably.

  13. I guess the addition of potato makes the preparation of bajra rotis easier. They look good.

  14. like all the spices in the dough itself - would be yummy even on its own


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