My today's diet friendly recipe is a delicious and tasty roti prepared using bajra flour and green peas. Bajra, which is called Pearl millet is good for diabetics as it controls blood sugar level and also helps in lowering the cholesterol. It also supports weight loss because of its high fiber content. Nowadays, it is easily available in the form of whole, dhalia ( broken ) and flour in most of the super markets. This recipe can be served as a healthy breakfast along with curd or chutney.
1 Cup Bajra flour
1/4 Cup Peas
1 Onion, sliced
1 Green chilli, sliced
1 Tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Jeera
A pinch of hing
2 Spring of curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Olive oil + extra for smearing
3/4 Cup Water
Heat 1 Tbsp Oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering, add jeera / Cumin seeds followed by hing, sliced onion, curry leaves and finely chopped ginger.
Saute till it turns light brown color and add peas along with salt.
Simmer, cover and cook for couple of minutes.
Add the measured water and let it boil.
Simmer the flame and add the bajra flour and keep stirring to get a dough.
Remove from the flame and divide the dough into 4 - 5 balls.
Take aluminum flour or banana leaves and place one bajra ball on it.
Slowly pat the dough using wet fingers to prepare like roti.
Heat tawa, place the roti and smear little oil.
Cook both the sides and remove from the flame.
Repeat the process for the remaining dough.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with Curd or Chutney.