Friday, 16 January 2015

BAJRI CHI BHAKARI / BAJRA BHAKRI / PEARL MILLET FLAT BREAD



BAJARI CHI BHAKARI / BAJRA BHAKRI / PEARL MILLET FLAT BREAD

INGREDIENTS

Bajri che peeth / pearl millet flour
2 cups + for dusting
Salt
¼ tsp
Oil
1 tbsp
Hot water
As required
Til seeds / white sesame seeds
2 – 3 tbsp

METHOD:

1.       Take the flour in a large flat plate with high edges.

2.       Add into it salt and mix.


3.       Make a well in the centre and pour in the oil.

4.       Use hot water to the temperature where you can tolerate the heat with your bare hands.


5.       Add in hot water little at a time, as required and make a smooth pliable dough.


6.       Knead it well for 2 – 3 min.

7.       Divide into large balls.

8.       In the same plate use flour for dusting. Keep a ball of dough again dusted well with flour.


9.       Sprinkle a pinch of til seeds on the top side of the dough ball. Dust your hands with flour.

10.   Using your fingers and the palm of your hand try to flatten the dough to a thin circle.


11.   All the time you do this make sure it is not sticking at the bottom, so dust with flour regularly.

12.   Try to shape the circle as thin as possible. Brush and dust off the excess flour.

13.   When your griddle is hot, reduce the flame to a low.


14.   Now carefully pick up the prepared bhakri and invert it over on the griddle. Which means the side with the sesame seeds will now be in contact with the griddle.



15.   Sprinkle some water on the bhakri and carefully spread the water covering the entire surface, even the edges. You will have to be a little quick in doing this.

16.   Sprinkle a few sesame seeds on this side while its still moist because of the water.


17.   When you see that the now moist surface has dried up, flip over the bhakri.


18.   Now increase the heat and allow the other side to cook well.

19.   When you notice dark brown spots have started forming at the base, using a pair of tongs again flip over the bhakri, but this time directly on the open flame.


20.   You will notice that it will start to puff up.


21.   Remove and serve along with any masaledar vegetable or curry, like bharli Vangi, bhogi chi bhaji, pithle etc.





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