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Jowar Bhakri

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Adjust Servings:
1 cup jowar flour
¾ cup hot water or as required
⅛ tsp salt or to taste

Nutritional information

95.39 g
12.91 g
1.23 g
316 mg
0 mg

Jowar Bhakri

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Jowar bhakri is a type of bhakri made from sorghum. Bhakri is a type of round and flat unleavened bread that is popular in Maharasthra, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Goa, alongside several Western and Central regions of the Indian subcontinent. You should not mistake bhakri with roti. The former is a bit more coarse than normal wheat-based roti. This dish is very simple to produce and pairs well with a variety of sauces and foods.

Health Benefits

One of the primary ingredients in jowar bhakri, sorghum can actually be the healthy ingredient you’ve been looking for. Sorghum is an ancient grain that is also gluten free, making it the perfect food for people suffering from gluten intolerances like celiac disease. Besides helping with gluten intolerances, sorghum also helps to prevent certain types of cancer, regulates diabetes, and improves your digestive health. And sorghum plays a role in red blood cell development, fuel production, and gives you energy boosts.

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How to make Jowar Bhakri

Knead dough for jowar roti

  1. Pour 1 cup of jowar flour in a bowl or a large plate with rim.
  2. Add 2-3 pinches of salt.
    1. mix with the flour.
  3. Add about 1/2 cup hot water.
  4. Mix the water with the jowar flour using a spoon.
  5. Add remaining ¼ cup water and stir the mixture.
  6. Knead the dough with your hands when the heat is manageable.
    1. knead very well.

Note: Add more of the jowar flour if the dough feels sticky or pasty.

  1. Cover and set the dough aside.

Roll jowar roti

  1. make small to medium sized balls of the dough.
  2. sprinkle a sizable amount of jowar flour on the rolling board.
    1. flatten a ball and place it on the flour.
    2. sprinkle more flour on top.
  3. with your palms, lightly press as well as rotate the roti. add more flour if required.
  4. if you are unable to do this way, then roll the dough ball between two butter papers or Ziplock bag.
  5. you can also flatten the dough ball on a moist napkin.

Make jowar roti

  1. Gently lift up the roti using a spatula
  2. Place jowar roti on a hot tava with the floured side facing you. Spread some water all over the roti, on this side with your fingers.
  3. Cook ¼ of the base and then flip the roti.
  4. Let the watered side to cook till you see light brown spots.
  5. Lift the jowar roti with a pair of things.
    1. Invert and then place it on the fire so that the roti or bhakri begins to puff up.
  6. Invert and cook the other side of the jowar roti over the flame.
  7. Remove and place the roti in a basket when you see some black spots and the jowar roti is cooked well
  8. Serve your jowar roti hot or warm with a regional Indian veggie dish or a legume dish.


 You would be surprised at the multiple types of bhakri  you could taste and try.

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