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Crispy Masala Jowar Roti

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

Golden crisp Masala Jowar Roti is so easy to make and serves a delectable and very healthy dish. With all the goodness of Jowar/Sorghum millet and lots of veggies, this is is a great choice for a sumptuous breakfast/lunch or dinner.

In this post, I share recipe with many tips to make crispy Masala Jowar Roti. This can be put together in 15-20 Minutes. This is similar to Akki Rotti made with Jowar Flour. The trick here is in ingredients and making the dough right.


  • 1 Cup Jowar flour

  • 1 Cup or ¼ of a Cabbage finely chopped or grated

  • 1 Cup or 1 Medium Carrot grated

  • 1 Cup or 1 Medium Onion finely chopped

  • ½ Cup Dill Leaves finely chopped

  • ¼ Cup Coriander Leaves finely chopped

  • 1 Tsp Cumin/Jeera

  • 1 Tsp Salt

  • ¼ Cup water

  • Oil for cooking as needed

Tips for Veggies

  • Other veggies that can be added: grated Cucumber, Bottle-gourd or Methi leaves.

  • Cabbage give crispness and a great texture. So, add a lot of cabbage.

  • If Dill leaves are not available, it can be substituted for Coriander or Methi leaves.

  • Finely chopped green chillies can be added for spice.

Video Instructions

Written Instructions


  • Finely chop the onion, dill and coriander leaves.

  • Grate the cabbage and carrot.

Making the Dough

  • Take a mixing bowl and add the cabbage, carrot, onion, dill leaves and coriander leaves.

  • Add cumin seeds and salt. Mix it all well.

  • To this, add the Jowar flour little by little and mix with the veggies. The water in the veggies will help form the dough.

  • If the dough is dry, then add 1/4 cup of water and mix. Please check the video for the consistency.

Tips for the dough

  • Add Jowar flour to veggies and not the other way around.

  • One cup of Jowar flour for every 3.5 to 4 cups of veggies.

  • Add water as needed if dry.

Making the Roti

  • Spread 1/4 tsp oil over a cold tawa.

  • Take a handful of dough, pat and spread on tawa into a circle of like-able size.

  • Wet your hands in water to help spread the dough.

  • Do not spread it too thin to prevent breaking.

  • Make a hole in the middle to add oil

  • Place the tawa on a medium flame

  • Add 1/2 tsp oil around and in the middle.

  • Cover and cook for about a minute or until golden brown.

  • Flip and cook for about 30 seconds.

Cripy Masala Jowar Roti is ready! Enjoy with coconut chutney.

More Tips

  • Take two tawas and alternate

  • Running tawa under cold water helps cool it faster

  • Pat on parchment paper or banana leaf and transfer to tawa.


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