Monday, 26 August 2013

Stuffed Bajra Methi Rotla - Millet flour and Fenugreek Stuffed Bread !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Now and then very sick and deeply disturbing incidents have been taking place in India with girls and women...In a country where a rape is reported every 21 minutes, even these most horrific of crimes soon get forgotten , except by the victims and their families. They are left to fight their long lonely battles for justice which, more often than not, is denied to them.

India worships women in the form of Goddesses. Goddesses are supreme beings in Hinduism. I come from a nation where mother, daughter, sister and wife, every form of woman is revered. Mostly every Hindu worships idol of goddess and says She's our mother, she blesses us. But it's really sad to see how that India has started treating its girls and women !!!!!

Country's border and you people are safe from outside enemies because your borders are protected by soldiers, but within the country you still have your own enemies, who will protect you ??? Wake up India ..lot's of question here !!!
Being a human, I deeply feel pain for the victims, my heart goes out to want to take my anger out here but my blog is a food blog...Just want to keep those vulnerable in my prayers.

Tomorrow, according to Hindu calender, it's Sheetla Satam. This religious festival dedicated to the goddess Sheetla Devi, who is worshipped to get rid of diseases like chicken pox. I'm in search for a goddess..who would get rid of these criminals who commit these type of horrific crimes !!!!

We do not eat Hot food on this day, so I do prepare few dishes on previous day and this time I made
Plain Bajri na Rotla with little twist,  last year I made Bajri na Vada. These type of dishes doesn't go bad the next day. Bajra ( millet ) is gluten free flour and contains lots of goodness like fibre, protein, vitamin B1 ,B2, potassium and iron. By adding methi leaves, has lots of nutritious value ONLY increases the overall nutritional value of Bajra roti. This authentic and rustic dish with little invention absolutely pleasure to devour !!! Also great for picnic or travelling, no need to pack extra jar of pickle or Chutney.

You will need :-
  • 2 cup bajra flour ( Millet flour )
  • 100 g fresh cleaned and washed methi leaves
  • 7-8 cloves garlic
  • 5-6 fresh green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp plain sour yogurt ( optional, if you're vegan do not add )
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • 1/2 cup apple or mango relish

Method :-
Place methi leaves , garlic and green chillies in a blender and make smooth puree by adding little water.
Mix all the ingredients except oil , sesame seeds and relish.
Mix well and knead a stif dough with very little water , don't add if your puree containes more water. Dough should be like Paratha.
Divid the dough into a medium size ball and make rotla on your chakla or any smooth surface by tapping your hand on it.
Now with a cookie cutter cut out small round rotla from big rotlo.
On a one round spread 1tsp relish , now put another round rotlo on top.
Seal the edges carefully and sprinkle sesame seeds and once agin very gently pat the stuffed rotlo again.
Place on a well hot gridle or tava and cook on both side, apply little oil and cooked till light brow on very low heat.
Ready to eat with Masala chaas or yogurt.
Becareful when these rotlas are hot , stuffing can be piping hot too.
Enjoy hot or cold.

Note :- If it gets difficult to make rotla only with Bajri flour , add little chapatti flour and make rotla with rolling pin.

Linking it to Eat seasonal food, Fresh event series started by ME...guest hosted by Amrita.
Made with Love Mondays

Happy Cooking :)


  1. Stunning pics of the bread. Must have tasted awesome as well.

  2. True said Jagruti! We need a goddess but the goddess is inside us. We just need to unleash her out. Then the perverts would stay away. Unfortunately, as a girl child and as a woman, we are suppressed. May be not by our families, but the people who surround us.

    Anyways, Love the rotlas. The colour is fantastic. Awesome clicks.

    1. Exactly, you replied my answer here, That was I meant, that we do need to awake our inside goddess !

  3. Love it .. will make this in India.

  4. delicious vadas... got to try it with the relish in between. Our women and girls need to be protected from these evil men. Only very harsh sentences and punishments will deter men from carrying out such heinous acts. I too constantly worry about my daughter's safety.

  5. Very innovative jag they look a little like debras.

  6. What tasty stuffed bread, Jagruti! I'm intrigued by the use of the green chiles and garlic with the millet and fenugreek. These sound so nutritious and delicious :)


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