Monday, August 3, 2009

Herbed Indian flat Bread ( Roti)

Firstly, for those of you that are still wondering about the answer to the brain teaser given in my last post, let me end the suspense, the answer is ......charcoal. Congrats to the smart girls, Cooker and Soma for guessing correctly. I am sure most of you might have already seen the video of the wedding dance entry that is making the rounds on internet these days. If you haven't do check it out here.

Everytime I see this video it makes me smile, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves so much, it was fun to watch. It is safe to say that their unique entrance made their wedding memorable, even for those that did not attend, but just saw it on youtube :-) After seeing that video, my imagination started supplying me with vivid images of how it would turn out if the bride, groom and their families made an entrance in this manner in Indian weddings. Can you imagine that, just the thought of it seems hilarious.

Anyway moving on, this herb roti was something I made just because I wanted to make rotis with a "difference" . I enjoyed this experiment and the rotis turned out very flavorful and went well with the simple usal (moong bean curry ) that I served it with....

Herb roti 4


Ingredients and Method to make Herb Roti

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour ( atta )
1/2 cup chick pea flour ( besan )
salt to taste
1 tsp red chilli powder ( or according to taste)
1/4 tsp dried ginger powder
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 tsp dried mint leaves
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
additional water as required to knead the flour into a soft non sticky dough
a few drops of additional oil/ ghee to apply on the roti

Add the dried mint leaves and dried fenugreek leaves to warm water and let sit for at least 5 to 10 minutes

In a large bowl, mix together the two types of flour and all the spices well .

Add sugar, cumin seeds to this mixture and mix well.

Add warm water with herbs to this mixture and knead well. Add more water if required and continue to knead to form a soft but non sticky dough.

Place the dough in a container and cover it and keep aside for at least 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into equal lemon sized balls.

With the help of flour roll out each ball with a rolling pin into as thin a circle as you like.

Heat a flat pan/ griddle / tawa and place the rolled out dough on it. Cook on medium heat for a minute or so until pink spots appear on the lower side and then flip it and cook the other side.

Apply a few drops of ghee/ oil on the side facing upwards and flip over for a few seconds. Apply a few drops of ghee/ oil to the other side too

Serve hot with curry of choice, I like to have this roti with usal and/ or mushroom bell pepper curry

The yield will depend on the size of each ball, it yielded me approximately between 8 to 10 rotis.

31 comments :

Vani said...

ThAT VIDEO SURE MADE ME SMILE :)

Roti looks nice, Usha!

Vani said...

Sorry about the all caps!

Pavani said...

Yup.. watched the video on GMA and had a good smile. Roti looks nice and flavorful.

kittymatti said...

yummy usha! looks perfect!

Prathibha said...

Ncie video....herb roti looks delicious.

Shri said...

Love the addition of Mint in rotis.Never tried it , have used only Methi but will try your recipe!

Arch said...

Would be real fun to see an Indian family making an entrance like that !! This roti is a lot like thepla, but that has fresh methi leaves in it...looks nice and healthy !

Suparna said...

hi Usha,
The herbed rotis indeed look interesting never used dry ginger powder for rotis/parathas :) the ingredients are surely interesting :)the rotis must have been flavourful!
TC

Valarmathi said...

Watched the video :).

Roti looks flavorful andd yummy.

Poornima Nair said...

Wow...the roti sounds so flavorful, look yumm!

Uma said...

looks so delicious Usha! Thanks for sharing the funny video.

lata raja said...

Charcoal...Ah Ha..I kept guessing until I read this..it never occured to me.
I can savour the herbs sitting down here...nice roti there.

jayasri said...

that video was good!, enjoyed it!, i love chapattis in anyway, looks yummy...., my comment form is working now, thanks for writing to me love

Priya said...

Definitely a healthy roti Usha! looks healthy and fantastic!

Chitra said...

Thanks usha,that video is really enjoyable..herb roti is very nice...have to try once:)

rekhas kitchen said...

dried mathi in roti never tried i can imagen the flavor looks great

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice brain teaser. The rotis look really delicious. Nice one.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love the idea of herbs ans spices in roti..looks yum...

Soma said...

LOL.. I like being called "Smart" .. Love the healthy, roti with loads of flavors.

Subhie Arun said...

roti looks yummy n flavorfull yar!!!!!

anudivya said...

Usha how have you been? Haven't heard from you in a long time. I haven't been that regular either :(
I like the idea of mixing atta and besan to make rotis... and the texture seems to be pretty soft too.

Vidya said...

Roti looks very soft & delicious. Nice one Usha.

roma said...

Awesome snap! The roti sabzi looks mouth watering.

Suparna said...

hi Usha please accept the awards from my blog :)
Thanks

Anu said...

Roti looks absolutely soft and delicious... he he cant control my smile thinking abt ur imagination... dance entry in south indian weddings :D

Smitha said...

Hey Usha,
Those rotis look great. Soft too.

DEESHA said...

kasuri methi must be making the rotis so yummy

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Thanks for visiting my blog dear. Your recipes are very interesting!!! going to be frequent visitor....

K said...

Usha, that video made me laugh!

The herb roti looks good.

kitchen queen said...

this roti sounds interesting. I am going to try it out. you can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments

Viki's Kitchen said...

Roti sounds delicious. Nice write up too. If u wish u can send ur entries to my 'side dish for chapathi' event:)

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