BM #119 Week 4 Day 1 - 

On a lazy weekend morning, I was not in a mood to make breakfast. But we were all hungry and I was craving for something very filling which would give me enough time to laze around and cook something for a late lunch. 

Traditionally Jonna Rotte or Jowar ki roti is eaten by farmers who do a lot of physical work and Jonna rotte is supposed to sustain the farmers for a good 4-5 hrs. It is supposedly not so easily digestible and therefore requires a little activity for it to get digested. 

This same kind of Masala Roti is usually made with rice flour (known as Sarvapindi or Akki Rotti). Jowar is high in protein, fiber and other nutrients. It can form part of a gluten-free diet.

post updated on 12/24/2020

Ingredients - 

Jowar Flour / Jonna Pindi 2 cups
Onion (Finely Chopped) 1 cup
Carrot (Grated) 1 cup
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp (optional)
Mirchi Powder 1/2 tsp
Peanuts, coarsely crushed 1/4 cup (optional)
Hot Water 1 cup
Oil (Veg oil or Olive oil) 2 Tbsp
Salt as per taste

Method Of Preparation - 

In a mixing bowl, add the jowar flour, grated carrots, finely chopped onions, salt, mirchi powder, garam masala and 1 Tbsp of oil.

Add hot water to the flour mix and knead to a soft dough (chapati dough consistency).

Divide the dough into 10-12 equal portions and make rotis with each part. I did this by greasing a plastic sheet and pressing the dough portion with my finger tips forming a 3-4 inch circular roti. 

On a hot griddle/tawa spray some oil and gently place the roti and spray oil as per need. If the roti breaks, quickly press it back into place to form a neat circle.

Cook on both the sides until they are golden brown and store them in a covered box. (Like a chapati box)

Serve the rotis warm with sliced onions (Optional) and Palak Dal. 

Makes about 12 rotis
Preparation Time 45 min 
Posted by Harini on Thursday, December 24, 2020


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Healthy roti to enjoy without any guilt, looks awesome..

  3. Madhavi Says:
  4. looks yummy harini

  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. Healthy one, Harini. Are you blogging from India? :) Hope you are having a good time.

  7. Harini R Says:
  8. Thanks for all your comments! Yes Suma, I am in India right now having a long deserved vacation. These posts have been scheduled before I left for India.

  9. We call jolada rotti in kannada..I love it, yours is prefect and delicious!

  10. Beautifully done, the jowar roti looks very interesting. We do not add peanuts and carrots, in fact it is a completely different version, let me try this!

  11. Radha Says:
  12. These roti's look amazing and are very healthy too. Love the addition of peanuts. I will add and try it.

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