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.
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
Whole wheat flour for rolling
Oil for cooking
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.