Blogging Marathon# 39 – Indian States: Day 9
State: Haryana
Dish: Bajre ki Roti & Paneer Do Pyaza

Haryana is a state in North India. It came into existence on 1 November 1966 as a newly created state carved out of Punjab state on the basis of language. Haryana is a leading contributor to the country’s production of foodgrain and milk. Agriculture is the leading occupation for the residents of the state.

Cuisine: Haryana’s cuisine is very similar to that of Punjab, since it was a part of Punjab. With the availability of milk in abundance, milk products like paneer and ghee are used extensively in cooking. Wheat, jowar (millet) are also widely used.

Staple Food: Wheat, Jowar, Barley, Gram etc.

Specialties: Kadhi, Besan masala roti, Bathua raita, Methi gajar, lassi.

Today’s Dish(es): I made rotis with bajra flour. I have seen roti recipes using just bajra flour and some times potato, but I have limited skill making rotis without gluten, so I picked this recipe on Sanjeev Kapoor’s site with wheat flour. To serve with the rotis, I made a paneer curry with 2 onions — paneer do pyaza. Onions are added at 2 different times during the cooking, which makes the curry so delicious and also gives a nice texture to the curry.

Bajre ki Roti: Recipe adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor’s site:

Bajre ki Roti

  • Servings: 6-roti
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Cuisine: Haryana
  • Passive Time: 30 mins
  • Course: breads
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins


1 cup Bajra Flour (millet flour)
½ cup Atta (whole wheat flour)
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Ajwain
1 Carrot – small, grated
to taste Salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dough, mix well. Add water slowly and form a smooth, pliable dough. Knead well into a ball, cover with damp towel and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out the dough into 6″ discs.
  3. Heat a griddle on medium heat. Cook the rotis until brown spots form on both sides. Brush with ghee and serve hot.

Paneer Do Pyaza: Recipe adapted from Jeyashri’s Kitchen.

Paneer Do Pyaza

  • Servings: 4-serving
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Cuisine: Haryana
  • Course: side dish
  • Preparation Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins


4 oz. Paneer – cubed
2 one one Medium Onions — chopped into cubes and finely chopped
1 tsp Ginger+garlic paste
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
½ tsp Turmeric
½ tsp Ground Coriander
½ tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Red Chili powder (adjust as per taste)
1 tsp Kasoori Methi
½ tsp Garam Masala
2 tbsp Almond paste
1 tsp Cumin seeds
to taste Salt


  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and once the seeds start to splutter, add the finely chopped onions. Cook until the onions start turning lightly browned around the edges. Add the ginger+garlic paste and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add turmeric, red chili powder, ground cumin and coriander, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add ½cup of water and bring the mixture to a simmer. 
  4. Now add the cubed onions and paneer cubes. Add ½cup more water and simmer the curry until onions are crisp tender, about 3~4 minutes.
  5. Add crushed kasoori methi and almond paste, mix well and remove from the heat. Serve with rotis.

Meethi Lassi: To wash down the rotis and the curry, I made this delicious sweet buttermilk from Preeti @ Simply Tadka’s site. Preeti is from Haryana and she says this is a drink that is commonly made in her home state.

Meethi Lassi

  • Servings: 2-serving
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Cuisine: Haryana
  • Course: drink
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins


1 cup Yogurt
2 ~ 3 tbsps Sugar (adjust per taste)
2 ~ 3 tbsp Cold Water
drops Few Rose syrup or rose essence
4 ~ 5 Ice cubes


  1. Blend all the ingredients until smoth and slushy. Pour into tall glass and enjoy immediately.

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 39.

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22 thoughts on “Haryana — Bajre ki Roti & Paneer Do Pyaza”

  1. Bajre ki roti and paneer do pyaza both makes a prefect pair, i dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy these healthy and protein rich dishes.

  2. Lovely combo. The paneer dish looks awesome. I am sure everyone will love it in my house. I must try it.

  3. Wonderful combo..I too wanted to make bajra ki roti but due to unavailability of the flour I made pinni.The roti has come out perfect and must be tasted great with the paneer do pyaza.Great clicks Pavani..

  4. I thought of bajra ki roti but wasn’t sure if we will like it and did not want to buy a bag of bajra flour just for this marathon. Bajra roti came out perfect. Event eh paneer do pyaza looks delicious.

  5. Am drooling looking at the panner do pyaza. Perfect combo for rotis. Bajre ki roti also looks very good…

  6. Perfect pairing, Pavani. Usually Lassi is also part of their meal platter! So there you are, right on!!

  7. wow very delicious and yummy combo dear .. perfectly made bajra ki roti with some lip smacking paneer do pyaza is wat I need , tempting me !!

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