Banana Roti (Flat Bread) with Jaggery and Sesame Seeds – A complete meal in itself

Wish you all a very Happy Independence Day! On this day, I hope we all understand the meaning of independence and respect the freedom we have been bestowed with. Other than the freedom of speech and expression, I strongly believe in freedom from orthodox thinking. Creativity has no boundaries, so let us give ourselves the freedom to think out of the box, to think creatively and do wonders in whatever we want to excel in!

One such event that helps me think creatively is Magic Mingle hosted by Kalyani of SizzlingTastebuds. The idea here is to to give wings to our culinary creativity and prepare dishes using two specific ingredients chosen for the month. Now, isn’t that so mind stimulating! The ingredients for this month are Jaggery and Sesame seeds. Looking at the ingredients, the first two things that came to my mind were nutri bars and Till ke laddoo (sesame jaggery balls) but then I wanted to try something different that I have never tried before. I decided to go for the Banana Roti I have had a couple of times at my sister-in-law’s place, but with a slight modification to the traditional recipe! The ingredients that go into the making of this delicacy are so nutritious that it is a must try!


(will make 6-7 Rotis (flat breads))

  • 2 Bananas
  • 100 gm Jaggery
  • 1 Table spoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Tea Spoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 Tea spoon Salt
  • 1 Table Spoon Cream

Preparation Steps

  1. Add jaggery to a pan and let it melt.
  2. Add mashed banana and keep mixing.
  3. Add salt, cream, fennel seeds and 1/4 cup wheat flour. Stir for 2-3 minutes and remove the pan from flame.
  4. Let the jaggery, banana mix cool down. 
  5. Add rest of the flour and knead the dough.
  6. The dough should be softer than the one that we knead for plain whole wheat flat bread (roti). Add milk to get the required softness.
  7. Make six, seven balls from the dough and roll them into small chapattis and cook them the Indian way.
  8. Apply some clarified butter (ghee) to add more flavor!

Have them warm with dip (chutney) of your choice. We prefer this with coconut chutney. Makes a perfect meal for breakfast, lunch or Dinner. Have it when you like it!

This recipe goes to Magic Mingle#8.


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Comments: 10

  1. Runnergirlinthekitchen August 16, 2012 at 2:00 am Reply

    Very interesting , like the combination!
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  2. Kalyani August 16, 2012 at 2:58 am Reply

    Lovely one !! Thanks for linking dear

  3. Priya August 16, 2012 at 8:29 am Reply

    Very interesting and definitely healthy roti.
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  4. Sadhana August 16, 2012 at 11:56 am Reply

    your recipes make even our mundane day- to- day recipes sound so exotic. thanks for giving some elite status to these humble recipes! :) lovely pictures- mouth-watering.

  5. Surabhi Jain August 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply

    Very nice…will try it asap!!!

  6. kaveri August 17, 2012 at 4:50 am Reply

    Something very unique and sounds delicious
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  7. Priya Sreeram August 19, 2012 at 8:03 am Reply

    aaha- what an interesting combo of flavours in this roti- good one !
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  8. Rashmie @ Mommy Labs September 5, 2012 at 9:04 am Reply

    I LOVE this dish and make almost every week :-)
    Like your sesame seed twist! And the pictures are so heart warming. There’s a rustic, earthen feel to these pics that go so well with the dish itself…

    Pinned and tweeted…
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    • Srishti@Prolific Cooking September 18, 2012 at 7:29 am Reply

      Thanks again for sharing :). I really value a compliment from you.

  9. Ritu Dua September 25, 2012 at 9:44 am Reply

    This sounds interesting and is healthy too…shall give a try for sure :)
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