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Sajje Rotti

Pearl Millet or Bajra/Kambu or Sajje as we call in Kannada is a very healthy grain.

It is gluten free. 100 grams of Bajra has the following nutritional values: energy 360 calories, moisture 12g,protein 12g, fat 5g, mineral 2g, fiber 1 g, carbohydrate 67g, Calcium 42mg, phosphorus 242mg, and iron 8mg. Low in carbs and high on protien/100gm.

Eating Bajra provides us with disease fighting phytochemicals that lower cholesterol, antioxidants, plenty of fibre, folate, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, vitamins-E and B-complex, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.

Sajje Rotti

Ingredients :

Bajra Flour : 2 cups

Salt to taste

Water: 1.5 cups


1) Bring water to boil. Add salt.

2) Add in 2 cups of Sajje Flour and cook for 2-3 mins.

3) Mix the flour with water and switch off the stove. Cover and keep for 10 mins or till the mixed flour cools down to room temperature.

4) Knead the flour well and roll them into circles.

5) Keep a Tava on the stove to make Sajje Rottis


Serve it with any vagetable curry and chutney. Bajra roti is bland so it goes well with any kind of side dish. 

Onion as a salad with Sajje Rotti is very famous in North Karnataka.