Soft and nutritious Jowar Roti or Sorghum flatbread


Soft and nutritious Jowar Roti or Sorghum flat bread, Healthyliving

Jowar roti is a popular flatbread recipe prepared from the flour of jowar or sorghum millet.

Jowar or Sorghum millet is considered to be the staple food of Northern Karnataka and some parts of Maharashtra. Millets as a whole has been one of an integral part of Indian diet for many centuries. As in the case of other millet varieties, jowar or sorghum millet has many health benefits. It is a gluten free, non-allergic, non-acidic and easily digestible millet variety with a higher nutritive content than wheat. Rich Vitamin B-complex presence, higher protein content and improved calcium retention power makes it more suitable than normal rice. Most of all, it can play a positive role in maintaining a healthy heart. Jowar roti is a popular flatbread recipe prepared from the flour of jowar or sorghum millet. Soft and delicious jowar roti can be served with vegetable dishes as well meat recipes. Have a look at the ingredients used and the method of preparation of soft and nutrient-rich jowar roti recipe.

Ingredients required for making Jowar Roti
  • 1 cup of Jowar / Sorghum millet flour
  • Water as the requirement
  • Salt for the taste
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Method of preparation of soft Jowar Roti
  • Take the jawar / sorghum millet flour in a mixing bowl, add some salt for the taste and keep it ready for mixing.
  • Heat ½ cup of water in a boiling pan, bring it to a boil.
  • Now, pour the hot water to the flour and mix it with a wooden ladle. Do not pour the whole of water at once, add half of the water and keep adding as you knead the flour.
  • Mix it thoroughly to form a smooth dough.
  • The dough shouldn’t be kept aside, as this would make it hard for us to roll it into circular shaped roti’s.
  • Take out a portion of the dough and roll it to form a medium sized dough ball.
  • Use your palm to flatten the dough balls to form a semi-flat shaped circular dough. Initially, use the right hand to beat it in the form of a circle and use the left hand to maintain a circle. Once it becomes big you can use both hands to beat it to make it thinner.
  • Heat a tawa or flat dosa pan in a medium flame. Once it is hot, keep the flat roti on top and wait for few seconds.
  • When the roti becomes dry, use a wet muslin cloth and apply a thin layer of water on top.
  • Once the water evaporates, flip it over and cook the other side.
  • When the jowar roti is ready, serve it with vegetable or non-veg dishes.