Millet is a highly nutritious grain and a staple in many places like India,China,Africa, Japan and Egypt. The grain is tiny and firm and it can either be flaked or ground into flour. Millet is gluten free and is good for people with celiac disease.

Gist of benefits ( source: Internet)

  1. It is rich in iron and a good source of Zinc.

  2. It is not an acid forming food hence is easily digestable.

  3. Its a warming grain and a good choice when its cold and rainy.

  • Cook time:
  • Prep time:
  • Serves: 4 people
  • 1/2 cup Millet
  • 4 cups Unbleached Bread Flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 packet rapid rise dried yeast
  • 1-2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 onion,chopped finely
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala

Bring 1 cup water to boil and add millet. Cover and simmer from time to time for about 20min until the grain is soft and water is absorbed. Cool.


Mix the flours,salt,sugar and yeast in a bowl.


Add the millet and then add 1 1/2 cups warm water and mix to form a soft dough.


Turn out the dough in a floured surface and knead well till smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise.


It takes close to an hour to double in size.


Meanwhile melt butter/Olive oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Add Onions and capsicum and cook till soft. Keep aside


Punch down the dough and then knead again. Shape into a round and place the onion mixture in the middle,

8. and bring the sides over the filling. Seal well.

PLace the loaf in an oiled bowl once again with the plastic wrap and leave to rise.Preheat the Oven to 450F and bake for 20-30min until golden and tapping the base sounds hollow.

Recipe Reference

adapted from vegetarian cookbook

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By aswathy on Aug 19, 2010

hey!great recipe..just wanted to know what is the indian name of millet?like if i have to look for it in a supermarket shelf..

Its known as Bajra or Bajri. Here is a more detailed link about them and their availability in India -

By Madhuram on Jun 19, 2009

I too have the book and was going to prepare this bread Dhivi.

By Marta on Jan 7, 2008

I love your photos and your recipe is super. I'll try it soon



By Dhivya on Jan 6, 2008

Thank U EC :)

Thanks Nags :)

Thanks Ivy :) It was my pleasure to be able to send something for the event

Thanks Zorra. Am glad U liked it:)

By zorra on Jan 6, 2008

Looks so delicious, it comes on my baking list!

By Ivy on Jan 6, 2008

Wow, that looks super. Gluten free and so healthy. Your's is definitely on my to do list. Thanks for Bread Baking Day No. 5 giving us the opportunity to share our recipes and thank you for posting it.

By Nags on Dec 27, 2007

i love the way you have mixed the onions and stuff!

By easycrafts on Dec 27, 2007

This is a completely new dish for me and considering the health benefits, it surely is a must try. Thanks for sending it to the event