Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Masala Sajja Rotti | Spicy Bajra Onion Roti

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masala sajja rotti
Rotti is a kannada word for roti and Akki Rotti, Jolada Rotti are famous among the various varieties in Karnataka. Usually Rotti is a plain roti prepared with flours like Rice flour, Jowar, Ragi flour, Bajra flour etc.A dough is made out of the flour and is patted or rolled and roasted on tawa and puffed on the open flame, these are soft and are served with any gravy or curry. Where as Masala Rotti is a variation to the plain roti which is prepared by adding onions, grated vegetables or greens and green chillies and is made into a soft dough, it is patted on the pan directly and roasted until crispy.You don't need a side dish for this rotti and can be eaten with a thokku or curd.
masala sajja rotti
 I have already posted the famous Masala Akki Rotti in case if you want to check the recipe. My mom prepares excellent Akki Rotti which is very crispy and yet soft to bite. She prepares the rottis with various flours like Ragi, Jowar and Bajra in a similar way and I absolutely love all the rottis. Today I am posting Masala Bajra Roti which is prepared in a similar way and try these Bajra Rotis which helps in keeping your body during winters.

Check out other Rotti recipes in my blog:
masala sadda rottelu

Masala Sajja Rottelu | Spicy Bajra-Onion Roti Recipe:
Yields 6
Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins | Total time: 30 mins
Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Breakfast

1 1/2 cups Bajra/Pearl Millet flour
1/2 cup finely chopped Onions
2 tsp Green chilli paste
1/4 cup roasted Groundnuts,coarsely ground
1 tbsp white Sesame seeds
2 tbsp chopped Coriander
8-10 Curry leaves,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil, to fry
Warm water,to mix

  • Take bajra flour in wide bowl and add chopped onions,green chilli paste,coriander,coarsely ground groundnut powdet,sesame seeds,chopped curry leaves and mix well until the mixture is completely moistened by the water from onions.
  • Now add some warm(to medium heat) water and mix well until you get the dough similar to the Akki Rotti  dough and rest the dough for 10-15 mins.You can even use it immediate if required.
  • Take a handful of dough and make it into round balls of Orange size.
  • Smear the Rotti tawa(Non-stick/normal dosa pan) with little bit of oil all over the tawa and place the rotti dough in center and press it gently with hands and spread into a thin layer by rotating the pan and by immersing the hand in a bowl of water in between which helps in patting the dough evenly and smoothly on the tawa.Make it as thin as not bother if small gaps are there,that makes the rotti even crispier. You can even pat this rotti on a greased polythene sheet(or banana leaf) and transfer it to the hot pan and fry it.I have used a greased plastic sheet here and transferred the patted roti on to the hot tawa and roasted it.
  • Pour little oil over it and cover it with a lid and place it on fire on medium flame.Let it cook for 2 mins.Keep an eye on it to check whether it is done or not.Once you see the red patches started forming increase the flame and cook it.Try to rotate the tawa inorder to get an evenly roasted rotti.No need to turn it on the other side.
Serve this immediately with a dollop of fresh white butter and some Mango Thokku and Curd.
spicy bajra roti
  1. You can add vegetables like grated Carrot or Bottle gourd or Cucumber while preparing the dough.
  2. Bajra flour can be replaced with Jowar flour or Nachni flour or Rice flour or any other non- gluten flour and follow the same recipe to make the rotti.It tastes delicious.
  3. Do not skip the groundnut powder as it adds nice taste to the rotti.
spicy bajra roti


Unknown said...

Tried this yesterday with bhakri flour and it was very tasty. The taste is very similar to Nippattu.

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