Sunday, August 9, 2009

Vagharelo Rotlo ( Millet Flour Flat Bread Strips in Yogurt Sauce) & An Award

Know What You Eat:

Millet: It ranks sixth most important grain in the world. This nutrition packed, mildly flavoured millet is highly nutritious, non-glutinous and like buckwheat and quinoa, is not an acid forming food so is soothing and easy to digest. In fact, it is considered to be one of the least allergenic and most digestible grains available and it is a warming grain so will help to heat the body in cold or rainy seasons and climates. Millet is tasty, with a mildly sweet, nut-like flavor and contains a myriad of beneficial nutrients. It is nearly 15% protein, contains high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins including niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, the essential amino acid methionine, lecithin, and some vitamin E. It is particularly high in the minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. Yes it is GLUTEN FREE.

Bajri Rotlo / Millet flour flat bread is one of my favourite Indian bread, as its very nutritious and one rotlo can be sufficient for a person eating 4-5 rotis...that saves time isnt to forget Rotlo with Jaggery is a super high iron food for the anaemics. Many variations can be done using, millet, sorghum, corn, green moong flours, but to make it in a traditional way is a real challenge, (flatenning it between palms with a dough which lacks enough gluten "elasticity") and I was not
good at it..did tried it earlier, but the final product comes after playing around 10 - 15 mins..and thats a looottt of time for me to invest after making one flat bread...of course, I am talking about when I was "not good at it"..But my grandma passed a very good trick to make all of these in just a jiffy..The secret is add a bit of whole wheat flour, so you can actually roll it out with a rolling pin, and avoid frustrations in this hot summer standing in kitchen for hours with hot griddle..o0o00o..Thanks "Nani"(granny) that helped me very much. And Hey you know what...ever tried millet flour flat bread curry OR to be more precise.. Millet flour flat bread strips in yogurt sauce...sounds yummy, super-healthy, one meal dish, intersting ??? Try it you will definately like it. I usually make these bread in the morning, and cook it in the yogurt sauce in the evening...

How to make Bajri Na Rotla

Ingredients :

1 C Pearl Millet flour
1-2 Tbsp of Whole Wheat Flour ( do not add whole wheat flour if you desire a gluten free bread)
Ghee to spread over, once bread is done.
Water to knead dough
Salt to taste. (optional)

Method :

1. Sieve together flour and salt.,add a little water at a time, knead into a soft pliable dough,for atleast 2-3 minutes till it becomes smooth.
2. Take a pingpong ball sized lump of dough, form a ball and dust it in dry bajri (millet flour).
3. Roll one rotlo about 6 " in diameter on a rolling board, using adequate dry flour to dust as you roll.
4. Dust off excess dry flour & place it on warm iron / non-stick griddle.
5. Sprinkle a few drops water and brush to coat this bread evenly on the top, now flip and allow wetted side to cook till spots form.
6. Invert on direct gas flame, using tongs to hold & roast it evenly till brown spots appear.
7. Serve hot with any desired vegetable dish or dal, I like it with Jaggery.

"Vagharelo Rotlo" / Flat bread Curry (Mighty Millet flour flat bread strips in yogurt sauce)


4 Rotlo (millet flour flat bread)
1-1/2 C Yogurt
2 tsp Besan ( Bengal gram flour)
Water to dilute
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp coriander-cumin (dhana-jeeru )powder
lemon juice acc. to taste
Sugar / Jaggery acc. to taste.
1 Tbsp Cilantro, Chopped.

For tempering:

1 Tbsp Olive / Canola Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Slit Green Chillies
Few Chopped Curry Leaves
1/4 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)


1. Mix yogurt and besan (gram )flour & add approximate of 1-1/2 Cups of water to dilute this mixture, whisk it without forming any lumps.
2. Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds, as it spluters, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, then pour above yogurt + besan mixture to it, while constantly stir it.
3. Bring it to boil, add the rest of the ingredients, stir it, and now with your fingers tear apart the flat bread you made into medium small pieces just like size of potato chips, and put it in this boiling yogurt sauce.
4. Once you add flat bread pieces into this sauce, stir it and put the flame off. Let it sit for a while, as these bread pieces will soak up all the sauce, leaving behind some gravy. Thats perfect consistency.
5. Its ready to serve hot, with some sprinkle of chopped cilantro.

Its been such a pleasure to know, that our fellow blogger friends, like what we make and post here...and all the more better that they try to make it... i-Raw has passed this lovely award as she tried one of our recipes and she totally liked it..

Here's what she has to say.."One of my favorite things over at A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine, aside from the beautiful food, is the “Know what you Eat” section before each recipe. This blog is packed with nutrition information, mouthwatering photos, and is such a nice place to visit…go see for yourself. I want to pass it your way because I made Sadhana's delicious Stuffed eggplant curry and love it!!! Thank you again for your wonderful blog - Its truly fantastic addition to the foodies blogging world.

Thanks i-raw, we are truly honoured, and do remember that you gave the dish name as - "A2Z's Stuffed Eggplant Curry", We truly appreciate that gesture as well.


lata raja said...

Congratulations M and S!!!! Very well deserved award.

Varunavi said...

Congrats,that's a sweet gesture.In this world of blogging we don't see people yet we become best friends

Pari said...

Congrats on the award, that's a sweet gesture indeed. The millet recipe is great. Too healthy to resist am surely trying soooon.

Priya Narasimhan said...

congrats on the award and its an entirely new dish to me..but looks nice and must taste good too..

Pavithra said...

Wow that really new dish will try it out some time and congrats on ur award..

Vidya said...

very interesting recipe..would love to try it. Congrats on your lovely award, you gals truly deserve it.

Pooja said...

Congrtas on the award! You both truly deserve it! This is a new and unique dish!

Parita said...

Congratulations on your award dears, you gals are truly rocking the food blog world! i have made bajro no rotlo many a times but the curry is new to me and its fantastic and so healthy, thanks a ton for sharing this, it would be my comfort meal for sure :)

Priti said...

That looks delicious, pls accept awards n tag frm

Jaya Wagle said...

There is nothing like a fellow blogger trying out your recipe and liking it.
Though your dish is new to me, hubbby grew up in Gujrat and loves gujju food. Will make it for him one of these days. May be another i-raw award coming your way. :)

Padma said...

That is really a well deserved award honouring you both ... congratulations !!!
The recipe is very new... sounds great and also very healthy.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

new to me..i love anything in am pretty sure this wud b gud.

sangeeta said...

congrats on your well deserved award....i love bajra roti with jaggery n some ghee....
this curd vaghar looks so yumm....i like kadhi n i know i'll like this one too.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Congrats both!!! on ur well deserved award. Since i like to try new recipes "Vagharelo Rotlo" will be great for my next try.

Priya said...

Wowow wat a healthy dish..yummyy!!

Ashwini said...

congrats... the dish is totally new to me...

Shri said...

Congrats on the well deserved award!A very healthy dish although have never cooked with Millet.

*sangi* said...

Congrats on ur SPECIAL award!
Thanks a lot for the info&recipe.

Bergamot said...

Congrats on your award. This sounds really healthy and yummy

Poornima Nair said...

Sounds like a great dish and congrats o ur awards.

kittymatti said...

congrats guys! u really deserve it!
The recipe sounds delicious and nutritious!

Sanjana said...

This is fantastic! I usually make varghareli rotli and vaghareli bhaat when I have lots of leftovers but I've never tried it with rotlo. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! I invite you to my little vegetarian kitchen. Please do stop by when you have time! said...

Hey thnx for sharing...i liked it most

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