Jowar Roti | Masala Jowar Rotti Recipe is a gluten free and vegan dish that is made with healthy Cholam / Jowar / Shorgham flour.

When it comes to rolling out parathas,I can make perfectly squared ones! And they look far better than the round ones I make! Most of the times my Roti and parathas are squares and no one minds that!

For this BM I made a conscious effort to roll out almost circular parathas but for this one, I let it be a square.


I had some red jowar that I got for last previous edition of mega BM and wanted to use it as quickly as possible before it falls prey to insects.

So I roasted it and ground it to a powder and used it to make this recipe. This post too is almost hot off the stove! Made it this evening with no time to even style the pic as I did not want to click in low light and had to capture at least a couple of pics in whatever light was remaining!

Instead of making the regular jowar roti, I decided to make a masala one . I was also skeptical about rolling it out as it is a gluten free flour. But I read about a method that would make rolling easy and I followed that .For a first timer, I think it has come out decently.

Here is another flatbread from the Chinese cuisine that starts with J

How to make Jowar Roti | Masala Jowar Rotti Recipe

Heat water in a pan and add the required quantity of salt. Let it come to a rolling boil. Switch off the heat and immediately add the jowar flour and mix well with a spoon/spatula.

Transfer it onto a bowl.Cover and set aside till it cools a bit. It should not become cold but let it be luke warm.Add grated cucumber, chili powder, sesame seeds[ the pic I clicked got deleted by mistake!] , colored capsicum, coriander leaves and knead the dough.If it is too sticky add a little more flour.It too dry sprinkle very little water.

Pinch a golf ball sized dough and place it on a greased plastic sheet / butter paper and dusting a little jowar flour, roll out gently into a 4″ roti. Gently transfer the rolled our dough onto your hand and turn it over onto a heated griddle.Cook on bot side, flipping over carefully, till light brown spots appear on both side.Remove from griddle and repeat for the remaining dough

Serve with a side of your choice.I served this with cucumber raita

Note:

  • If you find it very difficult to roll it / if the dough is very pasty, add a little whole wheat flour.
  • Adding tri colored capsicum is optional.Use any color available.
  • Chopped onions can be added.
  • I used red jowar to make the flour.You can use the regular white one as well.
  • Store bought flour can also be used.
5 from 3 votes
Jowar Roti | Masala Jowar Rotti

A vegan and gluten free Indian flatbread recipe

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5 Roti
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Jowar flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 number cucumber , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons each Tri colored capsicum, chopped
  • Oil to grease sheet
  • Jowar flour for dusting
Instructions
  1. Heat water in a pan and add the required quantity of salt. Let it come to a rolling boil. Switch off the heat and immediately add the jowar flour and mix with a spoon.

  2. Transfer it onto a bowl.Cover and set aside till it cools a bit. It should not become cold but let it be luke warm.

  3. Add grated cucumber, chili powder, sesame seeds , colored capsicum, coriander leaves and knead the dough.If it is too sticky add a little more flour.It too dry sprinkle very little water.

  4. Pinch a golf ball sized dough and place it on a greased plastic sheet / butter paper and dusting a little jowar flour, roll out gently into a 4" roti. Gently transfer the rolled our dough onto your hand and turn it over onto a heated griddle.

  5. Cook on both side, flipping over carefully, till light brown spots appear on both side.Remove from griddle and repeat for the remaining dough

  6. Serve with a side of your choice.

Recipe Notes
  • If you find it very difficult to roll it / if the dough is very pasty, add a little whole wheat flour.
  • Adding tri colored capsicum is optional.Use any color available.
  • Chopped onions can be added.
  • I used red jowar to make the flour.You can use the regular white one as well.
  • Store bought flour can also be used.

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5 thoughts on “Jowar Roti | Masala Jowar Rotti Recipe”

  1. We used to make similar roti with ragi flour. But you have made it so thin and crisp, they look so inviting. Perfect as a breakfast dish or a snack to have with coffee..

  2. Jowar roti with capsicum sounds delish! And kudos to you for rolling it out successfully! Here I can’t make any legit shape of roti (most of them are amoeba inspired) and you make multiple kinds? Wow!!

  3. Padmajha, must say you’ve pulled the roti off quite well…. a masala filled one and that too for the first time. Usually the masala makes it difficult to roll. Masala Jowar roti sour looks tempting.

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