Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe

Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe is a delicious Maharastrian breakfast recipe which is gluten free and super healthy. It can be had with any chutney or pickle of your choice.

Uma Raghuraman
Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe
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Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe is made from Jowar, a millet variety that is gluten free. Jowar Bhakri is a traditional breakfast that is popular in Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka. It is popularly called farmer's breakfast. The Bhakri dough is shaped using hand which requires little skill and practice. Instead of shaping the bhakri directly on the tava, you can grease a banana leaf or parchment paper and shape them. Invert the dough side on to the hot tawa and slowly remove the banana leaf/parchment paper.

In this Masala Bhakri Recipe, finely chopped onions, green chillies and plenty of fresh herbs such as curry leaves and cilantro are used .

Serve these bhakris with onions, Hurali Kalu Chutney Recipe, Paruppu Thogayal Recipe or a tangy gravy like Senai Kizhangu Ghostu Recipe.

Here are more bhakri recipes to try

  1. Rice Flour Bhakri Recipe (Maharashtrian Tandalachi Bhakri)
  2. Onion Rava Bhakri Recipe
  3. Bajri-Til Bhakri Recipe



Course: Indian Breakfast
Diet: Gluten Free
Equipments Used: Pure Iron Roti Tawa
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

35 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup Jowar Flour (Sorghum)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a handful, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe

  1. To begin making Masala Jowar Bhakri Recipe, in a large mixing bowl, add the jowar flour, salt and mix well.

  2. Add the chopped onions, green chillies, coriander leaves, and curry leaves to the bowl and mix well.

  3. Pour warm water little by little to make a smooth and soft dough. Divide the dough into equal size balls.

  4. Grease a tava with oil and heat.

  5. Take one ball and place it on the greased tava.

  6. Wet your fingers and spread the dough to make a bhakri.

  7. Place the tawa on medium heat and drizzle oil on the sides of the bhakri.

  8. Once the bhakri starts to brown on the sides, flip them.You can cover and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes.

  9. Remove the bhakri from the tawa and hold the back of the tawa under running water to cool it down.

  10. Once the tava is cool, grease and repeat the above process for the remaining dough.

  11. Healthy, nutritious and wholesome Masala Jowar Bhakri is ready to be served.

  12. Serve with Hurali Kalu Chutney Recipe, Paruppu Thogayal Recipe or a tangy gravy like Senai Kizhangu Ghostu Recipe.