What To Eat With Jowar Roti?
Jowar roti is a traditional Indian flatbread that is usually eaten with jowar bhaji, a vegetable side dish made with lentils and vegetables. These rotis are traditionally cooked in ghee, but you can easily substitute oil if you prefer.
You can pair Jowar roti with any number of curries and dals, including black-eyed pea curry, chicken curry, and green beans curry. You can also add a little bit of spice to these rotis by serving them with pithla, a spicy dish made with jowar flour. You can also enjoy it with Jam, pickles, and dry garlic chutneys.
What Is Jowar Roti?
Jowar roti is a traditional food item in India. It’s usually served with curries, dal, and pithla. You’ll find it at most restaurants serving South Indian cuisine.
The Jowar Rotti is made by mixing sorghum flour with warm water. Then small balls of the mixture are formed into flat discs using hands. These discs are then placed on a hot griddle and cooked until they turn golden brown. They are then flipped and cooked on the second side.
You can buy jowar roti in supermarkets and grocery stores. However, if you’d rather cook it yourself, here’s a recipe for making homemade jowar roti.
The Jowar roti recipe needs only two ingredients – ground sorghum flour (also known as jowar) and salt. These unleavened flatbreads are made using a batter similar to chapati dough.
Once you’ve mixed the flour, you’ll need to let it sit overnight. The next day, you’ll knead the mixture and roll out the jowar dough. Once rolled out, cut the dough into small squares and bake.
How To Make Jowar Roti
Jowar roti is a delicious Indian bread made from jowar flour. It’s very similar to naan, which is another favorite Indian bread. However, jowar roti is slightly sweeter and softer than naan. You can serve it with any meal, especially curries. It’s great served warm or cold.
To make jowar ki roti, you’ll need to prepare two ingredients: jowar flour and ghee. Ghee is clarified butter that is used extensively in Indian cuisine. It adds flavor and richness to dishes. You’ll also need a pan, a silicone brush, parchment paper, a flat spatula, a kitchen towel, and a stovetop.
- First, mix the 100 grams jowar flour and pinches of salt in a medium pot. Then add enough hot water to form a thick paste. Turn the heat on high and stir constantly until the mixture starts boiling.
- Turn down the temperature to low and leave it alone for 10 minutes. Then turn off the stove and put the pot back into its original position.
- Next, remove the lid and add the ghee to the mixture. Stir vigorously until the mixture becomes creamy and forms a soft dough.
- Transfer the smooth dough to a large mixing bowl and knead it well. Shape the dough into a smooth and small-sized ball and divide it into four equal parts. Roll each part into a round ball sized and coat it evenly with flour.
- Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper and roll it into a 6-inch circular shape.
- Repeat the process with each of the rest of the dough balls.
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 C)
- Take one dough ball at a time and place it on a preheated pan. Using a silicone brush, spread a thin layer of water on the dough. Flip the dough over and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
- Once both sides have light brown spots or golden spots, remove the roti from the pan and place it on a cooling rack.
- Repeat the same steps with the remaining dough balls and serve them hot or cold.
Tips To Make Perfect Jowar Rotis
Jowar rotis are delicious Indian flatbreads made from jowar flour. These rotis are usually served with spicy dishes like aloo paratha, chana masala, paneer tikka, etc.
However, there are many variations of jowar rotis depending on where you live. Some prefer to eat them plain, while others enjoy adding toppings like butter, cheese, onions, tomatoes, etc.
Making rotis at home is super simple. You’ll only need a few ingredients, including jowar flour, a pinch of salt, oil, and a bit of water in batches. Follow these tips to make perfect jowar rotis every single time.
- If you are using store-bought jowar flour, make sure it’s fresh. Old flour will not work well for making rotis.
- Add 1 to 2 tbsp of rice flour to the flour to prevent the roti from sticking to the pan.
- Use hot boiling water to make your dough.
- Roll out the roti on a piece of parchment paper so it’s easier to pick up and transfer to the hot pan.
- Use a silicone brush to spread a thin layer of oil on the surface of the roti.
- Cover the roti with a kitchen towel or paper towel to keep it soft.
- Stack the rotis on top of one other and place under a heat lamp until cooked through and black spots appear.
- Serve the roti warm with any curry dish of your choice.
What To Serve With Jowar Roti
Jowar roti is a traditional Indian flatbread that is usually eaten with jowar bajra (jowar roti), a side dish made with whole wheat flour. You can eat it plain, or pair it with curries, dry chutney, and dal. My personal favorites include black-eyed peas curry and chicken curry.
You can find recipes for jowar bhakri online, but if you’d rather not spend any extra time making it yourself, you can buy pre-made roti at most grocery stores.
My favorite way to enjoy jowar roti is with a side dish called pithla-bhaqiri. It’s a spicy dish made with Gram Flour that pairs perfectly with these rotis.
How To Store Jowar Roti
Jowar roti is delicious, nutritious, and healthy. But if you’re not careful, you might end up eating too much of it. So here are some tips on storing jowar roti properly.
- Store fresh jowar roti in an air-tight plastic bag. You’ll find that it keeps well for several days. Just remember to keep it away from heat sources and moisture.
- Leftover jowar roti should be stored in an air-tight glass jar in the refrigerator. Don’t forget to label it clearly with the date and contents.
- Jowar roti can be frozen for future use. Simply wrap it tightly in aluminum foil and freeze it for up to 6 months. Once thawed, you can either eat it straightaway or reheat it in the microwave.
- Jowar rotis can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 year. Wrap it tightly in aluminum foil, label it with the date and contents, and freeze it until needed. Then, simply defrost it in the fridge overnight.
You can serve freshly cooked jowar roti hot, warm, or at room temperature. However, leftovers can be refrigerated in a covered container for 2 to 3 hours. Reheat them in the oven or microwave.