Thursday, June 24, 2021

BAJHRI JO DHODHO / BAJRE KI ROTI / PEARL MILLET FLAT BREAD


 Bajhri jo Dhodho  is a traditional Sindhi style bajre ki roti / bhakri which is mostly eaten in winters. Lot of green garlic is added along with finely chopped onion and  green chillies.This is served with curd and pickle. It pairs well with mint and coriander chutney also.  The same way we make jowar ki roti / Juar Jo Dhodho also. Dhodho with green chutney is also distributed like prashad in Sindhi temples after the satsang.

Bajra / Pearl Millets 

Pearl millet or bajra is a rich source of many nutrients including dietary fibres, antioxidants, and magnesium that can build up your immunity and keep infections like cold and cough at bay.

How Much Should You Eat ? -

Due to its high nutritional value, bajra is a great winter cereal that can be used in various dishes, both sweet and savoury. Bajra roti contains more energy and protein as compared to the normal wheat roti. However one should consume it in moderation as anything in excess can be harmful. The amount of consumption depends on one's personal diet and health conditions and Nutritional needs.
(information - Google)


This recipe is part of our monthly challenge in a facebook group where we are paired with a different partner every month. We select two secret ingredients for each other and prepare the dishes using them based on the selected theme. This month the theme is - Fresh Winter Vegetables suggested by Preethi Prasad. You must try out her Gongura Koora (sorrel leaves curry) which is a tangy preparation from Andhra Cuisine.

I am paired with Swaty Malik who is an excellent cook . I have tasted her food and can vouch for it. Do check out her website for delicious recipes. Her healthy Kale and Spinach Saag with non fried paneer koftas  is worth trying.

I was given Ajwain / Carom Seeds  and Green Chillies by her. I chose Green Garlic as my Winter Vegetable and made these traditional Sindhi Bajre ki Roti which is called Bajhri jo Dhodho in Sindhi . 
I had given Swaty Rock Salt and Chat Masala and she used these ingredients and made a flavourful Bathua ke Raita. Bathua is a winter green and very nutritious.  

Ingredients:
Bajre ka ata / pearl millet flour ..........  2 cups
Whole wheat flour ............................ 2 - 3 tbsps
Fresh garlic with greens .................. 1/2 cup
Onion  (finely chopped) .................. 4-5 tbsps 
Green chillies (crushed ) .................. 2-3 
Coriander leaves (chopped) ............. handful 
Ajwain / carom seeds ...................... 1/4 tsp 
Salt ............................................. to taste
Ghee or oil .................................. as needed 
Warm water ............................. for kneading.

Method:


1. Mix all the ingredients in a large platter for kneading. Add a tbsp of ghee and salt to taste.







2. Knead adding warm water as needed to make a soft and pliable dough. Set aside.






3. Roll out rotis dusting sufficient flour slightly thicker than the normal ones. If you can manage making by patting them like our elders did you can do that. I prefer rolling them out.







4. Transfer them carefully with the help of a wide spatula on to a griddle.. Roast them well flipping the sides. Spoon a little ghee on them.




5. Make all the rotis in the same way.




6. Serve them with curd and pickle. It pairs well with mint and coriander chutney also.