Bajra rotla

How to make bajra rotla chivda?

Ever thought about giving the leftover rotis a makeover. If not, let’s try it now.

Rotis are the most popular as well as staple flatbreads in Indian households. And the chance of them being a leftover are very common. At times there are a bit too many and if this happens to millet-based rotis like Bajra roti, they become a bit drier. Also, none of us wants to chew through the dry rotis. So, let’s opt for an alternative. Bajra roti chivda comes forth as a tea time snack or a lunch as well as dinner special.

Moreover, this is a perfect way to not only eat something very delicious but also nutritious. A basic tempering of cumin and mustard seeds can make this dry roti into something outstanding. Why don’t you try this yourself and let’s us know how you like it? I can tell you for sure that you will enjoy this unique recipe and will crave for more!

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If you are bored of your normal rotis then let’s give them a twist of deliciousness. So, let’s look into the recipes.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Serving: 2


  • Bajra rotis-4
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera)-1/2 tsp
  • Hing, a pinch
  • Curry leaves-10
  • Onion, chopped-1
  • Green chilli, chopped-1-2 (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp

For garnish

  • Tomatoes, chopped-1
  • Coriander leaves, chopped-1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, shred the rotis and set them aside.
  • Secondly, chop the onions, green chillies and also set them aside.
  • Next, heat oil in frying pan and add the mustard seeds, hing and cumin seeds and also let them roast on medium heat till the mustard crackles.
  • Now, add the chopped onions, curry leaves and saute well.
  • Further, add the salt, red chilli powder and add the shredded rotis and saute well till the spices are well mixed.
  • Finally, garnish with fresh chopped tomato and coriander leaves.

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