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.
A wonderful dish where potato is cooked in a different variation made into a healthy, comforting and stomach filling meal for kids. The name of dish sounds similar to the aloo ka paratha but the technique of making is different. Boiled potato gives a nice buttery taste, is creamy and makes the roti very soft. 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.
Various types of rotis 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. 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).
How to prepare Aloo ki Roti: Ingredients:
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Take a bowl and add boiled and grated potatoes, ajwain, salt, green chillies, onions, coriander, ginger, all-purpose flour, wheat and little baking powder. Mix all the ingredients well and knead to form dough. Add little water only if required.
Divide the dough into equal portions and with the help of rolling pin, roll them into chapattis. Cook each roti one by one on both sides on a griddle till golden brown using little butter. In recent years, many are following diet regimes and look for low-carb diets, nutritional and healthy foods to eat.
The use of whole wheat and other cereals are extensively used for making a variety of wholesome and delicious dishes. As rotis are made fresh wheat flour dough without fermenting or adding any emulsifier etc, eating this regularly reduces the risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.
Wheat also has a high energy and is low calorie food while whole wheat dietary fiber also helps reducing weight. Wheat is also rich with vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates, protein, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, Iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium are key ingredients.
Keeping in view of giving the best of nutritive and valuable foods to your family and kids, do try this wonderful Aloo ki roti. Simple and easy to prepare and taste exceptional from a normal plain roti and more over you can eat on its own with making any other side dish.
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