Bajra Masala Roti for Breakfast/Kids Lunch Box / Lunch/Dinner with Instant Zucchini Sambar

We eat Plain Bajra roti for Lunch / Dinner with Vegetable Curry . Tried for Breakfast by adding few ingredients. No need of side . They taste good on their own as the roti’s are prepared with Spices . Or serve with Tomato Raita . It is easy for Kids to eat with Yogurt. My kids liked the taste and asked to pack for LUNCH BOX . Packed with Instant Sambar. I shared the recipe  for Instant Sambar at the end of the Post. After eating for Breakfast and packing for Kids Lunch Box I  still have 3 Roti’s left . I wrapped in a Paper towel and store in a Box in the refrigerator. I ate for Dinner by warming 30 seconds Wrapped in Paper towel . They are Soft and tasty . Here is the recipe for 15 medium Roti’s . No need to rest the Dough . Mix and Prepare Roti’s . 

Pack for Kids Lunch Box with Instant Zucchini or Bottle gourd( Lauki) Sambar.

Recipe for 15 medium Roti’s .

Preparation and Cooking time – 30 minutes 

Recipe for TOMATO RAITA:

             Heat tbsp Oil and add 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds. Then add Chopped tomato. Season with Salt and Pinch of Turmeric Powder . Mix and cook until tomatoes are nice and soft.  Add 1/2 tbsp Curry Powder .Cool before adding to  1 Cup Yogurt. Add finely chopped Coriander Leaves . Mix well . Check for Salt and Spices and add accordingly . You can even add Green chilli paste and Grated ginger.


1. Bajra flour – 1 Measuring Cup

2. Rice flour  or Wheat flour – Handful

3. Grated Zucchini or Bottle Gourd ( Lauki) – 1

4. Grated Carrots – 1/2 Cup

5. Yellow Moong Dal – 1/2 Cup ( Raw ) ( Soaked and Washed)

6. Chopped Onion

7. Chopped Coriander

8. Green Chilli paste , Grated Ginger, Rasam powder or Samabr powder or Curry Powder( Blend of Red chilli powder, Coriander and Cumin powder , Garlic and fresh Coriander) and Salt 

9. Oil – 1 tbsp for Pan frying

10 .Water – 1/4 th Cup or accordingly


1. Mix Bajra flour , Rice flour or Wheat flour, Soaked and Washed Yellow Moong Dal , Grated Zucchini or Bottle Gourd ( Lauki) , Grated Carrots , Chopped Onion , Chopped Coriander , Salt, Green chilli paste , Grated ginger  and Curry powder by adding water slowly . The dough should look like Chapathi dough.

2. No need to rest the dough . Divide the dough into 15 equal portions . Grease your hand with little Oil and shape them like a ball .

3. Heat a wide Pan on Medium Heat .

4. Cut the sides of a Ziplock bag and place the dough ball inside. Flatten with your fingers  and cover with Ziplock and press with a round Bowl for even and round roti.

5. Slowly slide the Roti on to Warm Pan . Drizzle Oil on each roti . Pan fry till light Brown . 

Serve warm with Instant Zucchini or Bottle gourd(Lauki) Sambar .


1. Heat 1 tbsp Oil and fry Onions , Carrots( 10)  and  thinly sliced Potato( 2 medium)

. 2. Once Vegetables are half cooked add Chopped Zucchini and Yellow Bottle Gourd( 1 each) . Season with Salt , Pinch of turmeric and add 1 tbsp Sambar Powder.

3. Add Tamarind Juice ,Jaggery Powder and Water.

4. Bring to Boil.

5. Mix 2 tbsp of Chickpea flour in Water and add to the Sambar . Cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Switch off the stove and add Tadka and Chopped Coriander Leaves ( Tadka – Heat 1 tbsp Oil and 1/2 tbsp Ghee and add Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Urad dal , Red chillies, Hing , Curry Leaves and chopped Garlic( 4 cloves) .




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