Millets again, nowadays I try to use a lot of millets in our diet. It’s healthy and gluten free too. Common names for pearl millet in India are Bajri in Rajasthan, Gujarati and Marathi, Sajje/kambu in Kannada, Kambu in Tamil, Bajra in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi , sajjalu in Telugue, Kambam in Malayalam and bajra in Bengali.
Millet’s are healthy I don’t have to explain, but to like millet’s you need to have an acquired taste, you won’t like in the first try itself, but its better then the Maida, wheat , rice etc. In all the millet’s I like navane/ foxtail millet more than others. This sajje roti is very easy but you need little practice, but then you can try right and practise makes perfect. Ok let me stop here and start making sajje roti.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes.
Idle Time: NIL
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
makes: Serves 6 TO 8
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 cup water
1 cup sajje flour (see notes)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
HOW TO MAKE
In a pan boil the water once the water comes to boil, add the sajje flour and take it of the stove.
Now add the salt and sesame seeds and mix well, make it into smooth dough.
Knead the dough into smooth ball and divide them into 8 medium size balls. KEEP the roti tava for heating.
Now dust the place your going to roll the roti’s , flatten the sajje dough small balls, and spread it as thinly as possible, after the roti is 3 inches radius circle, spread the roti using the rolling pin, very delicately.
Once the roti’s are done, then cook the roti’s on very hot tava, take a wet cloth (I used my cheese cloth) and dab one side and cook both the sides for 1 minutes each side or until done. Now it’s ready to serve with any side dish.
Sajje flour – sajje millet is ground in the nearby small mill shops ( mom gets it done in the nearby mills) or you get in shops easly nowadays
While cooking the roti, always see the upside is where you will be dabbing the wet cloth.
Only once the roti must dab with water only then the texture will be good.
There are many variations; this is a very simple recipe.You can add cumin seeds, chilly , coriander, the options are endless.