Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Paushtic Roti (100% Whole Wheat Nutritious Flat bread)

The word "paushtic" in Hindi means nutritious, healthy or life giving. This roti is a nutritious combination of a cereal and a pulse along with a green leafy vegetable, enhanced further by the addition of milk or curds. All of these contribute to make this dish rich in folic acid, iron, protein and calcium.

Have these rotis instead of the plain whole wheat chapatis we usually eat.



Recipe adapted from the book Parathas by Tarla Dalal

Makes 12 rotis.

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 15 mins.

Ingredients required..
2 cups Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
3/4 cup boiled and grated potatoes, around 1 medium sized
1 cup Fresh Spinach leaves, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
4tbsp fresh curds or milk
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Other ingredients
Whole wheat flour for rolling
Oil for cooking

Method:
Mix all the ingredients and make a soft, smooth dough. Add a very little water, a tsp a time if required. Too much water can result in a sticky, lumpy dough as even potatoes and spinach leave some water. Leave the dough to rest for 10 minutes.

Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and roll out each portion into small rotis using wheat flour for rolling.

Cook on a non stick tava (griddle) spreading a tsp of oil on both the sides till small dots of brown skin appears on the skin.

Serve hot with any of your favorite side dish or with just pickle and curd.

10 comments:

Parita said...

Perfect name, truly healthy and nutritious!

Ninette said...

I just learned how to make roti from a well-known Indian chef who had a cooking class at his restaurant. This looks great!

Lone Acorn said...

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Kevin said...

Those roti look good and they sound nice and healthy!

Lone Acorn said...

You have a blog full of great recipes and I wanted to let you know that I have another award waiting on my blog for you to collect. Cheers!

Jo said...

Truly looks delicious and reminds me of a cross between naan and chapati.

Shri said...

The roti looks wonderful!

Red Chillies said...

Loved the concept of paushtic roti, I will use your idea of milk while making the dough.
Btw, I have to thank you very very much for the Nippattu recipe. Lots of people have tried it and really liked it.

Aparna said...

Looks very nice. I have the book, and have made these rotis. So yes, I can agree they're very good.

Arch said...

Lovely recipe, great blog...will be visiting more often..Am trying your nippattu recipe today...baked nippattu sounds amazing !

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