Bajra Roti: Ditch Your Roti For This Delicious High-Fibre Flatbread
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Rajasthan’s cuisine has never failed to impress us with its rich layers. The dishes here perfectly blend with their culture, history and most importantly with their local demands. As we all know that Rajasthan is covered with barren lands and deserts with limited vegetation. The absence of green and leafy vegetables is fulfilled with the usage of lentils, millets and legumes in their cuisine primarily. One of the most beloved traditional dishes of Rajasthan is their Bajra Roti. Bajra also commonly known as pearl millet- is a gluten-free grain that grows well, even in a dry climate, which is probably why it has become an integral part of Rajasthani food. Bajra Roti not only makes for a dense, delicious treat but is replete with many health benefits too. 

Let’s look at some of the health benefits of Bajra Roti to know why you should give it a try?

Rich In Protein

The presence of protein in the bajra’s flour can help you build muscle and also nourish cells in the body. One cup of bajra’s flour contains 7.2 gm of protein, giving vegetarians a good reason to rejoice.

Good For Digestion

The rich source of insoluble fibre in bajra helps regulate bowel movements and is excellent for digestion.

Weight loss

Eating bajra roti for breakfast could keep you full all day long without the onset of unnecessary cravings. Bajra's high fibre content leads to the continuous flow of energy throughout the day.

Flow Of Blood

Bajra’s flour provides a modest amount of iron. Making bajra roti with sorghum (jowar) and gram (besan) flour, which is also rich in iron, can help prevent medical conditions like anaemia.

Strong Bones

Bajra roti is good for bone health because of the presence of phosphorus in it. This mineral works parallel to calcium to build the bones in the body. The abundance of ghee while preparing bajra roti just works wonders for the bones and could also ward off early signs of arthritis.

Bajra roti could easily replace your ordinary roti. Try it and you will know.