In my previous article, I have showcased some of my popular and favourite paratha recipes. Today, I shall share with you some of my favourite & easy to prepare Roti recipes as most of them are highly nutritious and healthy to eat. Roti is a common Indian bread made with whole wheat flour traditionally known as atta flour.
Roti is unleavened Indian bread and thinner than its other variants. Roti, chapatti etc are integral to Indian and Pakistani cuisine. There are umpteen variation of flat breads made in many cultures across the world. This traditional flat bread originated from south Asia. They are normally eaten with a variety of cooked vegetable or curries, dal (lentil) preparations. In India, each state has its own variety of making the flatbreads or rotis mostly using the locally available grain.
Starting from Punjab, they have a large variety of delicious parathas stuffed with mixture of spicy veggies. Roti or chapatti is an unleavened flatbread and a common staple food in South Asia. There are different ways of making the rotis.
They are made from firm dough combining wheat flour (atta) and water together. Small portions of this dough are rolled out into disc shape using a rolling pin and cooked on both side on a preheated dry skillet or tawa. Some people use little oil or ghee and cook whereas in some regions, it is partly cooked and then put directly on high flame till it blows up like a balloon. The hot air inside the roti cooks the chapatti rapidly and this variety of roti is popularly known as Phulka.
The size and thickness of a roti varies from region to region. They are generally rolled into very thin flat rotis. As wheat is the staple food in the northern part of India, rotis are widely prepared as part of their regular meal served with a delicious gravy type of curry using green vegetables, vegetables or meat dishes.
Roti is also made with a combination of one or more flours which includes chickpea flour, maize or millets. Makki ki roti is a popular flatbread made from maize flour. Gujarat is famous for their rotla or rotli made from millet flour while Rajasthan’s Missi roti is made from a spiced mixture of gram flour and wheat flour.
In lesser fertile regions of Andhra where rice is the staple food, you get a popular type of roti known as the Jonna roti made from sorghum flour. People of Karnataka love eating the Sajje roti made from pearl millet flour. Other popular varieties are Jowari ki roti, Bhakri (made from sorghum and ragi flour) and Thalipith (made with wheat, rice, gram and millet flours). These breads vary from region to region reflecting the diversity of Indian culture and food habits.
Below listed are some of my most favourite & easy Roti recipes that I wish to share with you all and hope that you all also try them and enjoy the taste. Aloo ki roti Aloo ki Roti is great food made with grated boiled potatoes, spiced with finely chopped green chillies, flavoured with ajwain (carom seeds), ginger and coriander leaves mixed with little whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour for binding and finished into wonderful, soft aloo roti that is pan fried and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time.It taste best served with any Indian pickle, chutney or yogurt.
Khameeri Roti Khameeri roti is yeast bread made usually with the naan dough. This wonderful Khameeri roti is done in the traditional style without using yeast. Khameer or khamir means fermented (using yeast) and this Indian bread is done with a mix of all-purpose flour, buttermilk and milk mixed together to make a dough and shaped into a naan, glazed with milk and saffron sprinkled over with a sweet and spicy mix of fennel powder, crushed pepper powder, poppy seeds and sugar; baked until nice and golden in colour. The use of milk while mixing the dough enhances the taste of this roti.
Akki roti Akki Roti is one of the most popular Indian bread and a speciality from the Karnataka cuisine. Akki means rice in Kannada and rice is the rice flour used for making the rotis. Akki roti is common tiffin snack quick to make tastes delicious. Chapati Chapati is Indian flat bread made of wheat flour. It is the staple food in the North Asian countries especially in North India and Pakistan. It can also be made of various other flours like the jowar, bajra, soya, raji etc.
Jowar ki Roti Jowar is a gluten free whole grain. Jowar is also popularly known as Sorghum. Sorghum is an important food crop in Africa, Central America, and South Asia and is the fifth most important cereal crop grown in the world. Jowar is also called as Jwaarie, Jonnallu and is one of the staple sources of nutrition for the rural and poor.
Sweet Potato Roti poli Sweet potato poli is a stuffed flat bread made in traditional Indian style by stuffing boiled and mashed or grated sweet potato.A healthy version of the traditional calorie laden puran poli. Sweet potatoes have been used instead of dal to minimize the sugar. Enjoy them with low fat milk instead of ghee.
Quick Roomali Roti Roomali roti is a traditional very thin flat bread popular from the Mughlai cuisine. The bread is usually made with a combination of whole and white wheat flours (atta and maida respectively) and best cooked on a tandoor.
Pad Wali Roti Pad wali roti, popular Gujarati rotli made with wheat flour and is a perfect dish that can be carried while travelling as the ghee inside the roti keeps it soft and preserves for longer time.
Corn Flour Bread - makkai ki roti Makki di roti is a flat unleavened Indian bread made from cornflour and primarily eaten in Northern India. It is like a roti baked on a tawa and served with sarson ka saag or any yummy gravy curry.
Roomali Roti Roomali roti is extremely a thin flat bread and usually served folded like a handkerchief. The bread is usually made with a combination of whole and white wheat flours (atta and maida respectively) and best cooked on a tandoor.
Frankie - Kathi Roll Kati roll is a stuffed paratha served filled with many variations in the preparation of the stuffing. Today, there are a variety of veg or non-veg fillings rolled up in any kind of Indian flatbread is called a kati roll.
Bajri chi Bhakri - Bajra Roti Bajri chi Bhakri - Bajra Roti made with flour of pearl millet a specialty of Maharashtra. Goes well with Tur dal Amti, a traditional Maharashtrian spicy dal preparation that has a tangy and cooling touch made with tur dal seasoned with spices and sweetened with jaggery making the taste refreshing and irresistible to your taste buds.
Jowar Ki Bhakri - roti of sorghum flour Jowar ki bhakri is a nutritious Indian flat bread made with sorghum flour also known as jonna rotte in Andhra.
Dibba Roti - Crispy Uttappam Dibba rotti is one of the favorite evening snack. Whenever idli is made as breakfast..that day evening snack will be dibba rotti the dibba rotti was 3 inch in height. It looks like a round cake.
Indian Honey Bread - Sahada Roti An excellent Indian flat bread made with all-purpose flour, slightly sweetened with honey and flavoured with fennel seeds and kalonji.
Beetroot Roti Beetroot roti is an amazing Indian flat bread made with whole wheat flour flavoured with finely grated beetoot and spiced with Indian spices.
Keema Khameeri Roti Keema Khameeri Roti – Fermented dough roti topped with a spicy keema mix.
Jowar Bajre Ki Bakri A very nutritious Indian flat bread made with Sorghum and Pearl Millet flour.Jowar and bajra are rich in iron, protein and fibre. Being comparatively dry this roti is recommended as it will relieve you feeling of sikness. Have it as a mid morning snack or for lunch.
Naan Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flat Indian bread popular in India, Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. A typical naan involves mixing of white flour with salt, a yeast culture and enough yoghurt or milk to make smooth elastic dough.
Khoba Roti - Bread from sandy desert of Rajasthan This bread truly unravels the mystery of the vast dessert expanse. The word 'khoba' means indentation or cavity and that is how these rotis are prepared. They are best cooked in a gas tandoor but an ordinary tava (griddle) over gas will give you equally good results, if cooked over a slow flame. Serve this roti hot, smeared with ghee.
Bottle Gourd Flat Bread - Lauki ki Roti Bottle gourd flatbread - Lauki ki Roti is brilliant Indian flat bread made with grated lauki/ kaddu/ bottle gourd flavoured with ajwain (carom seeds) mixed to whole wheat flour, chickpea flour combined together to form a soft dough; prepared as nice rotis and tawa fried. Serve with korma or salan or pickle.
Do try these easy to prepare Indian flat breads as they are truly nutritious and healthy to eat. You can eat them with any type of dry or gravy curries, chutney, pickle or would also taste extremely good with raita.
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