Thursday, 7 January 2010

Bajra / Bajri jo Rotlo (using a press)














Recently Chachi aquired a mani / chapati press, composed of two formica blocks (see picture below), to test it we made mani and rotla. The mani / chapati was quite difficult to press, but the rotla turned out a treat.


Ingredients
3 cups millet flour
salt to taste
1 and 1/2 cups water
butter or Ghee to spread on the rotla

Method
1. sieve the flour and salt, add water slowly to form a soft dough.
2. Divide the dough into 3-4 portions
4. Form a ball, place on the bottom half of the open press, close, press the handle down and voila you have a rotlo read to cook.
5. Place carefully on a medium hot tava (griddle) ensuring no bubbles are trapped underneath, turning it when it after a few minutes. Turn again a couple of times times until cooked, remove and spread some butter or ghee on it.
We ate it with ringra, mutter and bateta jo shak (aubergine, peas and potato in a tomato sauce). yummm!

9 comments:

Asha said...

Happy 2010 to you and family! :))

I have a iron press with white plastic but it always rotis one side thicker than the other side. Square one looks good, seems to make a even rotis. Good one.

Love Bajri rotis with spicy garlic chutney.

Pavithra said...

Wow looks good and the pressing is different..I had only iron press but i miss it now.

Saju said...

thanks Asha, long time no see, I hope you are well, Thanks Pavithra, I love your blog.

Malar Gandhi said...

Long before' I enjoyed this bajra roti at my friends palce...my mother never madet hem, so no clue' how to make them....thanks for this lovely recipe and step by step pictures:)

hiranim said...

one of the best Ismali Recipies so far
any ismaili living near Monchengladbach/krefeld/dusseldroff etc

Caitlin @ Backlink Builder said...

It looks deliciously tasty! Can't wait to try this out!

Saju said...

Catlin,
how did it turn out?

Anonymous said...

Hi love your recipes, I have a roti press but They come out so small. Where did you get your press and what's the name? I have such a hard time making rotis: (

Saju said...

I got it from Popat in Wembley. Athough the press is good for rotla, it is not that great with rotli.

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