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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jonna Roti/Jowari Roti

My father hails from bellary which has strong influence of karnataka cuisine.People there watch telugu as well as kanada movies but the languages they speak  is mostly kanada and there telugu accent is quite different.

When my father was alive he used to ask for jonna roti very often and my mom used to make them atleast once a week for dinner.He used to eat jonna roti with pickle and we kids used to eat it with curd and cream.Usually jonna roti is pan fried and my mom didn't know how to make jonna roti.So she altered the preparation of the roti and started deep frying the jonna roti which is very unique.


Jonna pindi /jowar flour -- 1 cup
Onions 1 finely chopped
Green chillies 1 finely chopped
Salt as per taste
Soda a pinch
Oil for deep frying
Salt as per taste
Warm water


Take jonna pindi,onions,green chillies,soda and salt in a bowl.

Slowly add water by a table spoon and make a dough.It should be hard dough like puri dough.

Make lemon size balls.

Wet a small pc of cloth and spread it on a plate.

Wet your hands and press the dough on the wet cloth with your fingers.

The thickness of the roti should not be too thin nor too thick.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan.Slowly lift the wet cloth with your left hand and place your right hand on the roti.

Slowly transfer the roti on to your right hand and leave it in the hot oil.

Turn it and fry on the other side also and remove roti from the oil.Serve hot.


  1. Healthy rotis..never had these rotis before.

  2. these rotis look so good. never had them but the soft texture is tempting me.

  3. Once I had this in a restaurant but it was not fried and wasn't sure of the ingredients. Thanks for sharing ur mom's twisted version.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Very interesting roti. I have not heard of this one. Thanks for sharing.

  5. those jowar roties looks so crispy ...never tried these roties before


  6. healthy rotis, yummy, my fav too

  7. Thanks Saritha for stopping by at my blog!
    Very healthy roti and looks super crispy!!
    Sinfully Spicy

  8. I have heard from mum about this roties, sounds healthy! thanks for stopping by my blog happy to follow you!


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