Radish Green Subji with Bajra Roti

For winters, bajra is good for the body as it produces heat. It is also a very healthy, gluten free diet with very good taste and flavor. Bajra roti with radish green subji is a great combo; we got introduced to it in our childhood by our family friend, Urmila Aunty. Thanks to her, it has been one of our favorites for cool winters.

Original recipe Source: Urmila aunty

Ingredients:

For Roti:
1. Bajra flour – 2 cups
2. Salt as per taste
3. Oil – 1 tbsp
4. Ajwain – 1/2 tsp
5. Butter/ oil/ghee – 2 tbsp

For Subji:
1. Radish greens – 1 bunch
2. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
3. Carom seeds -1/2 tsp
4.Asafoetida – 1 pinch
5. Salt to taste
6. Chili powder – 1 tsp
7. Dry mango powder – 1/2 tsp

Method:

For Roti:
Step 1: Mix all the given ingredients and then add water little at a time and mix until you get a soft dough. Leave it for 15 minutes.
Step 2: Divide into portions that make 2.5″ diameter ball. Pat it into 0.5 cm thick circles using a plastic cover so that it peels of easily.
Step 3: Heat a tawa, grease butter/ oil/ ghee and roast it on both the sides well. Make rotis on medium heat to ensure it is cooked well in the center. Keep pressing with flat ladle on the surface of the roti while cooking to avoid cracking and for uniform cooking.

For Subji:
Step 1: Clean and wash the radish greens and then finely chop them.
Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, crackle cumin seeds and carom seeds, sprinkle asafoetida and then add the chopped radish greens.
Step 3: Saute for a minute and then cover with a lid. Stirring occasionally, cook until the green is soft.
Step 4: Then add salt, chili powder and dry mango powder. Toss for another 2 minutes and switch off.
Step 5: Serve hot with bajra roti.

TIPS:
* I used dry mango powder as I went out of stock of tomatoes; I think that’s used in the original recipe.  Using tomatoes gives it a moist texture and more tangy taste.
* Shredded jaggery is another superhit combo with bajra roti.
* Don’t mistake the whitish pieces in the subji for onions, they are the baby radishes that came with the bunch of greens 🙂

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