Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jowar Onion Rotti

Today I was feeling very hungry and wanted to make something quick, that would satisfy my hunger. Few days back, when I was speaking to my mom, I told her that I had bought jowar flour/jonna pindi. She had then told me that I could make a rotte/roti with it, similar to akki rotte. I quickly chopped onion, chillies and cilantro. Added salt, cumin seeds, sesame seeds and jowar flour, binded them altogether with warm water and made jowar onion rotti. I just loved it, the rotti was so tasty, I quickly took couple of pictures and attacked it. It was so yummy that, it didn't even need any accompaniment like chutney/pickle.

Sorghum/Jawar/Jonnalu are the various names that I know, for Jowar.

Jowar Flour - 2 cups
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Green Chillies - 5, finely chopped
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Sesame Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - As per taste
Method of Preparation:
1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl, mix well using your hand.
2. Take 11/2 cups of warm water and by adding it in little portions, make a soft dough. Since the jowar flour has no gluten, you might have to add a little more water and knead it for couple of minutes.
3. You can make the jowar onion rotti either on an oiled plastic sheet or directly on the tava/non stick pan.
4. If you make them directly on the pan, then add a little oil to the pan, spread it on the whole pan and then place a small dough ball in the center and flatten it out using your fingers of the hand. Poke few holes in the center, using your finger.
5. Now switch on the heat to medium high and place the pan on it. Let it cook for 2 minutes, then place a lid on the pan and cook for 3 more minutes, take off the lid, increase the heat and let it become crisp on the bottom side, it takes around 2-3 minutes. Now flip the rotti gently on to the other side and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
6. Enjoy the tasty jowar onion rotti with an accompaniment of your choice.


  1. Wonderful and easy way to make jowar roti... and very healthy too.... thats too good :)

  2. Wowww.. This is my fav spicy jowar roti.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. First time here.. wonderful blog and awesome recipe.. Thanks for sharing :)

    Hari Chandana

  3. This roti looks wonderfully delicious and healthy.My 1st visit here you have anice selection of posts.Folowing you.Do drop by some time.

  4. Wow wat a healthy roti, absolutely fabulous..



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