Making of Jonna Rotti (Jowar Roti) ~ A video!

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Ok, finally we were able to get this action in place! Kindly excuse my amateurish voice that went along the video, the making is pretty much self explanatory!.

Jonna Rotti – Part 1

Jonna Rotti – Part 2

Jonna Rotti – Part 3

Ingredients Needed

Jowar Flour / Jonna Pindi – 1 cup
Wheat flour – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Hot water for mixing.

Method to prepare:

In towns or villages, they pound the flour directly from the grains. But these days you get ground flour, but these lack the gum to hold the rotis, so you can add a tsp of wheat flour to get the dough stay together.

Take the flour in a bowl, with jowar flour and salt. Mix well. Heat water and pour over the flour. With fingers rub in, then with tepid water you can mix it to make a dough. The secret is, it should not crumble away. Divide into equal balls

Take enough flour for dusting, spread and place one ball on the flour and with your fingers hit on it slowly. It should expand not break down. Keep adding more flour to get a smooth roti. When is small in shape you will use the fingers, later it will expand to the entire hand. Gently lift it on one side and place it on the hot tawa. The one you have spread should be facing up.

Take a cloth and dip in water and spread on the roti. It will get cooked this way. The puffy of this roti depends on the variety you have used. Athamma says with other varieties available at their place, it will puffy up nicely. Else it will only puff at small areas.

Once you are sure its cooked on one side, gently turn it around to cook on the other side. Its done when you see darkening on each side. When you eat with ghee dropped on hot Rotis, it tastes heaven.

Do let me know your feedback, I am planning to get Athamma make some authentic dishes. so let me know if the videos can be changed or edited or changed!

This goes to my Roti Mela!

Making of Jonna Rotti (Jowar Roti) ~ A video!

Course Desserts
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Indian Flatbread, Millets
Author Srivalli
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  1. Your athamma is so cute, Valli! She was awesome in the video. I loved the occasional beeping of auto horns in the background. Definitely got me nostalgic! 🙂

  2. I wish i could come and eat the jonna roti made by your athamma…reminds me of my mom!
    The video is a great idea….would love to see more authentic recipes from your athamma.

  3. Srivalli thanks for the video,it was so good.Your athamma is so skillful,it shows her years of experience.Please convey my thanks to her.

  4. this is awesome. Looking forward to the authentic andhra cooking series videos !! Thanks to you and your athamma for doing this !!

  5. Nicely done! Your athamma is a good sport. You are of course an army drill sargeant 🙂 Loved the sounds of the birds and of your athamma’s bangles. Very nicely done!


  6. Asha, yes they taste so great hot with ghee!

    sunita, thank you..yes we will surely plan for another one soon!

    Sagari, thank let me know how it turns out

    Arundathi, glad you liked it

    Trupti, glad to find you back!..will try to work on them!

    kamala, thank you!

    Anajali, glad you liked it..

    Jayashree, hhehe..I thought so

    sowmya, thank you!

    Tee, you are most welcome!…thanks…

    Kalai, thank you!..hahah…yeah we couldn’t avoid that…glad it did!..:)

    Cham, sure..will upload soon!

    Jaya, thank you

    bee, glad you liked it

    Pearlsofeast, really!..thank pleasure…

    satya, sure..will work on them soon!

    Uma, thank you..

    Sumitha, yeah its always a wonder watching her make this

    Revathi, my pleasure..thank you

    Smita, thank you!..ahahh…that was indeed nice right!

    Manisha, glad you liked comes with experience I guess..

  7. How lucky you are. you get to learn from the expert directly. I have been gone only for a week and I have missed loads of stuff.

    Do post more videos, Sri. They are quite informative.

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