Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Flaxseed meal and Ragi enriched roti with Aashirvaad multi grain Atta [Indian flat bread with reduced gluten - Healthy Roti formula - 2]

Recently I made rotis by adding Ragi flour to Aashirvaad multi grain aata. I tried to reduce wheat gluten by 50%, combined equal portion of Raagi and multi grain atta. I added Ragi flour by adapting  bhakari  dough making  method. I  heated water mixed with flaxseed meal, in that added  ragi flour, made a sticky dough, allowed to cool it for some time then added multi grain wheat flour.  Process of dough making, rolling, frying was easy. I made them few times to pack in lunch box. This formula worked well, roti tasted very good, just like bhakari. I left the dough  in refrigerator over night, next day roti  taste and texture was much better. These ragi enriched rotis are good  option to include healthy Ragi flour into daily diet, to know several health  benefits of Ragi check blogger sm's post.

Ingredients :-
    (Makes 6 small size Rotis.)
  • 1/2 Cup - Aashirvaad multi grain atta ( any other type of wheat flour can be used.)
  • 1/2 Cup - Ragi flour ( also known as Nachani, Maddua, finger millet)
  • 1 Tb.spoon - slightly heaped Flax seed meal (coarse powder of flaxseeds.)
  • 1 Cup water + extra 4-5 Tb.spoons
  • 1/4 T.spoon - fine sea salt
  • 1 T.spoon - oil to add in the dough.
  • 2-3 Tb.spoon all purpose flour - for dusting dough balls.
Method of preparing Ragi enriched roti :-
  1. In a medium size  microwave safe bowl mix 1 tbsp flax seed meal with  1/2 cup water. Heat over high heat for 70-75 seconds.(make sure mixture don't overflows from bowl.)
  2. Quickly add  1/2 cup Ragi flour to the bowl, mix with spoon. Allow to cool for five minutes. Add wheat flour, salt, remaining 1/2 cup room temperature water, mix with spoon until rough dough ball is formed. Add  4 tbsp water, knead the dough, you may add little more water to make soft dough based on your desired softness in handling dough. Once soft dough is formed smear some oil  around and knead for 2-3 minutes. ( For better results keep dough covered with plastic wrap for half an hour.)
  3. Make 6 equal size balls. Slightly dust each ball with flour. Roll out each ball into 5-6 inch diameter circle. While rolling turn roti clock wise, flip two three times, if needed gently dust with flour. Roll with gentle pressure, maintain uniform thickness all over roti.
  4. Fry each roti  for about 2-3  minutes by flipping two or three times. Maintain medium to medium high heat. Well rolled roti will puff  like balloon, also getting multiple puffs through out roti yields soft texture. Use roti press or ball of paper towel to gently press roti while frying. Place fried roti over paper towel lined plate, cover with metal or glass dome lid. Do wipe excess formed steam from inside the dome lid.
  5. Serve these rotis warm with  vegetarian curries, subzis ,Chicken or Goat meat curries. Addition of raw onions, green chilies and different herbs adds lot of goodness to the meal. I like to make roti roll  wrapped with finely sliced raw onions, fresh herbs, sliced raw veggies, sour cream or  cream cheese.

Finger Millet (Nachani) & Wheat flour Indian Flat bread.

Chicken curry made with soy chunks.

Chicken and Nutrela Soy chunks curry, Ragi enriched roti.
 Chives tucked in sliced onions.

Post published on 11/22/2013
Previously blogged recipe of healthy roti formula.


sm said...

healthy and tasty roti
did not knew Aashirvaad multigrain Atta is available in US also

Hari Chandana said...

very healthy roti.. looks perfect.. thanks for sharing :)

Usha said...

Thanks sm, Aashirvaad atta and few other Indian brand aatas are available in USA since 8-9 years.

Aashirvaad's Multigrain and Sharabati type are available since last 2-3 years. Now we have more than 8 Indian brand wheat flours available in Indian stores. Recently 24Mantra organic products also made their entry. We have lot of choice but prices are rising.

Usha said...

Hari Chandana, Thanks for stopping by.

SM said...

good to know thanks