Jowar Roti | ज्वारीची भाकरी | Tips to Make Crack-free and Puffed Up Bhakris

       How to Make Jowar Roti / ज्वारीची भाकरी | Gluten-Free Sorghum Flatbread
Hello Foodies(नमस्कार मंडळी),
Sharing with you all a healthy, vegan, and gluten-free Jowar bhakri recipe. It is a traditional Maharashtrian flatbread recipe. It is a very common and healthy food for people living in areas of Maharashtra.
I still remember the smell of a fresh batch of Bhakri that my Aai's Kitchen(Mother), Oh My! Nothing can bit Aaichya hatchi Bhaji-Bhakri(आईच्या हातच जेवण | माँ के हाथ का खाना|Mother's food). My winter meal of choice is this jowar bhakri and any Maharashtrian curry.

Bhakri tastes awesome with jhunka, thecha (green chili chutney), raw onions, and any Indian curry. It is a gluten-free roti recipe made with sorghum flour. Jowar roti is very healthy and can be easily made too.

Pro Tips to Make Thin and Perfectly Puffed Up Bhakris:
  • Making good dough is the key to making soft, puffed pocket flatbread.
  • Always add hot water to the flour, and the main reason to add hot water is to give stability and stickiness to the dough. Also, that helps while you roll it, and you can make a crack-free flatbread. So due to the addition of hot water, makes the rolling of flatbread job much easier.
  • The dough should be soft enough and should be rolled without cracks. 
  • Always sieve the jowar flour before kneading the dough to filter out any impurities.
  • Make sure to knead the dough very well, else there will be cracks while rolling bhakri.
  • If there are cracks forming while rolling bhakri, then take some hot water and knead the dough again or steam the dough for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pat bhakri with your palms rather than rolling it with a rolling pin.
  • Instead of rice flour, you can use jowar flour to roll the bhakri.
  • Make sure the tawa is just enough hot when you place bhakri over the tava.
  • To get a puffed-up bhakri, the dough should be rolled out to an even thickness.
Now you know all the keys to making these soft and puffed-up flatbreads, and now all you need to do is get up and start preparing these flatbreads with me.

Preparation Time:10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 10 Minutes 

  • Jowar flour / Sorghum flour 1 Cup
  • Water ½ -1 Cup (boiled)
  • Rice Flour to roll bhakri(you can use jowar flour too)

To Make the Dough:
  • In a bowl, sieve Jowar / Sorghum flour and boil water 1 cup.
  • Make a well into the flour and add boiled water and mix well.
  • Rest it for about a minute or two.
  • Now knead to make a soft dough and if needed add water to knead the dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts and roll to make dough balls from the divided dough.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the floor or rolling board and place a dough ball.
  • Now, flatten the dough ball or make bhakri by rolling it with your palms,  and make it a round shape. 

To Roast/Cook Bhakri:
  • Meanwhile, heat the frying pan or tava on medium-high heat. 
  • Now, transfer the rolled bhakri on tava (make sure tava should be hot). 
  • Be careful while putting the bhakri on the tava dusted side should be at the upper side. 
  • Cook for 1 minute and then spread little water on bhakri. 
  • Roast it until the water starts to evaporate from the top side of the bhakri.
  • Flip it and roast from both sides with the help of a hand as shown in the video(This technique helps bhakri to puff up nicely).
  • Remove the bhakri from the tawa and apply ghee to it(totally optional).
  • Here, healthy, puffy, and gluten-free Jowar Bhakri is ready to serve.
  • It tastes awesome with any Indian Curry, Maharashtrian Pithale, and Peanut Thecha. Enjoy!!!

Video Recipe:

Dietary Comments:
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 113 calories, along with 25 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 1.1 g fats, and 3.6 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.

Health Benefits Of Jowar / Sorghum:
  • Jowar has a higher content of calcium, iron, protein, and fiber.
  • Weight loss- The fiber content in Jowar could keep hunger pangs at bay by influencing satiety.
  • Digestion- It helps to improve digestion and fights constipation.
  • Jowar helps to regulate bowel movements, boosts metabolism.
  • Bone health- It contains magnesium, calcium, and copper that is responsible for stronger bones and tissues.
  • Heart-It helps to control cholesterol levels, consuming jowar reduces the bad cholesterol effectively. Jowar also helps in regulating the plasma LDL cholesterol concentration.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • As jowar is gluten-free, it is beneficial for their good health and wellbeing.

Good Time To Eat :
           It is good to eat Jowar Roti or ज्वारीची भाकरी for lunch as well as for dinner.

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