Makar Sankranthi: Sesame-Bajra Roti | Bajra-Tilachi Bhakri

How to make Tilachi Bhakri / Bajrichi Bhakri / Bajra Roti

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Hello Everyone,

             Makar Sankranti is near the corner and to celebrate this Indian Festival of Harvest try this traditional Maharashtrian flatbread, Bajrichi Bhakri / Bajra Roti / Tilachi Bhakri. Bhakris are made primarily with hot water, and millet flour. It needs to add hot water to make the dough which helps in rolling out easily. The Bajra bhakri is mainly prepared in winter especially near the festival of Sankranti. Bajri-Til Bhakri is prepared one day before the festival of Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra on the day of Bhogi and is served with Bhogichi Bhaji.
               Pearl Millet commonly known as Bajra in India is rich in essential compounds like protein, fibre, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron. Due to its rich composition of minerals and proteins, Pearl Millet or bajra has many health benefits. Bajra Bhakri is naturally gluten-free and non-allergenic. A great grain for sensitive individuals, also a good source of high protein content makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet. Bajra is a nutritious grain which is a great energy source and hence is used as a part of the meal during winters to keep the body warm. So let's start.


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Preparation Time : 10 Minutes ;Cooking Time : 15 Minutes.
Each Bajra Bhakri / Tilachi Bhakri Contains 107 Cal.

Ingredients :

  1. Millet flour / Bajra flour / बाजरीचे पीठ 1 cup
  2. Sesame seeds / पांढरे  तीळ 1 tbsp
  3. Water / पाणी 1 cup (boiled)

Recipe :
  1. Sieve millet flour in a round shaped big bowl and make a well into the flour and add boiled water, rest it for about minute.
  2. Now, knead to make soft dough, make a small ball from dough and sprinkle some flour on floor or rolling board and make bhakri by rolling with your palms, make it round shape.
  3. Once you rolled out the bhakri just sprinkle some sesame seeds over bhakri and with the help of palm just press them, so they will stick to the bhakri.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the frying pan or tava and place
    bhakri on tawa (make sure pan or tawa should be hot).
  5. Be careful while putting the bhakri on tawa dusted side should be at upper side.
  6. Now, Spread little water on bhakri and sprinkle some sesame seeds and flip it and roast from both sides with the help of hand as shown in video. This technique helps bhakri to puff up nicely.
  7. Tadaa, healthy, puffy Bajrichi Bhakri / Tilachi Bhakri is ready to serve. It goes well with any curry. It taste awesome with Bhogichi Bhaji or Sheng Sola. Enjoy!!!




Dietary Comment :
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 107.5 calories, along with carbohydrates - 18.7 g, dietary fibers
    - 2.52 g, fats - 2.17 g, proteins - 3.2 g. As it is good source of vitamins and minerals, it contains, Iron - 6 %, Magnesium - 9%, Calcium -2 %.








Health Benefits of Bajra Bhakri / Til Ki Roti :
  • Bajra Bhakri is naturally gluten-free and non-allergenic. A great grain for sensitive individuals.
  • Millet’s high protein content makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet.
  • Bajra is a nutritious grain which is a great energy source and hence is used as a part of the meal during winters to keep the body warm.
  • Bajra roti is a smart carb with lots of fiber and low simple sugars.
  • It has a relatively low glycemic index and has been shown to produce lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice.
  • This tiny grain packed with vitamins and minerals.
  • Magnesium in bajra can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks.
  • Weight loss - Being high in fibre content, it takes a longer time for the grain to move from the stomach to the intestines. This way, bajra curbs hunger for a long span of time.

Good Time To Eat :
           It's good to eat Bajra Bhakri for lunch and dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!



2 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    I make makki ka atta breads a little similar - have never used bajra; will have to see if I can find some! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you.
      Yep, if you get bajra there, try it and let me know how it came out for you.

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