Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jowar Bhakari

Bhakri is a traditional maharashtrian recipe. It is a common food of people living in rural maharashtra. Apart from Jowar, bhakari is made made of rice flour, bajra flour, nachani flour etc. Bhakri is served with home-made white butter, Jhunka, garlic chutney and raw onions and green chillies.

Ingredients :

1 cup Jowar flour
1 cup hot water
Salt to taste
Dry jowar flour for dusting

Preparation :

Take 1 cup jowar floor into a mixing bowl
Add salt to it
Boil water into a vessel
Add boiled water into jowar flour and keep mixing continuously
Knead the mixture to make soft roti dough
Now divide the dough into 2-3 balls

To make Bhakari:
Heat tawa for 2 minutes
Dip the jowar flour ball into jowar flour
Take it in a flat plate and press it
Keep on patting the ball to make circular roti 
Use dry flour if the flour is sticking to the hands
Pat the ball till it becomes circular and semi thick
Now put the bhakari on hot tawa
Apply little water to the upper surface and spread it all over with hand 
Turn it on tawa when the water evaporates 
Allow it to cook for a minute
Now take away tawa from the flame
Roast the bhakari on direct flame from one side
Bhakari is ready
Serve it with a dollop of home-made white butter, garlic chutney and Jhunka

Stepwise Pictures :


  1. Lovely blog and well explained

  2. I was searching for maharashtrian recipes on your blog and finally came to this one...i love this jowar bhakri ...with nay gravy subzi or even with hot green chutny...

  3. That is delicious and so healthy!!! thanks for sharing this authentic and tasty dish!!
    chowringhee in Laxmi Nagar


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