23
Nov 16

 Ragi ki roti (Indian ragi bread)

This recipe reminds me; my mother in law cooking, this is authentic. Due to rising demand of millet grains, I decided to cook Ragi roti once or twice in a week. Ragi is a remarkable source of protein and iron making it perfect for vegetarian diet, many people is not aware about the amazing health benefits it provides. It is recommended for people suffering with Vitamin D deficiency.

Ingredients:

  • Ragi flour: 3 cup
  • Wheat flour: 1 cup optional (1/2 cup for dusting)
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Water: 3 cups

Preparation:

  1. Take a wide vessel; put 3 cup of Ragi flour and ½ cup of wheat flour add salt. Mix well. Knead the mixture with help of water by putting it in small quantity. You can knead this in food processor too.

Method:

  1. Make the big lemon size ball with wet hand, here I make roti with dampen palm, Pat each ball between dampened palms to make a roti of medium thickness. Alternatively, roll out each ball on a hanky with help of damp fingers as shown in the photo. (It will be approximately twice thicker than normal chapati).
  2. Now raw ragi ki roti is ready, Take a tawa (griddle), when it becomes hot (a bit hotter); Place the rolled roti on this. Cook for a minute till it changes the color (should be ¼ cooked), Turn the other side and cook it (this should be little more cooked than the 1st side), brown spot should be visible.
  3. Now turn the side of roti on the tawa (use a handkerchief), slightly rotate the roti by pressing gently, it will puff up as shown in photo, or you can roast roti directly on the flame (hold the roti with tongue and keep the roti on flame from 1st side) it will start puffing, turn and roast all around as per your taste bud.
  4. Now, ragi ki roti (Indian rice bread) is ready, smear ghee/butter to keep them soft, ghee enhanced the taste and flavor also. It can be served with sabji (cooked vegetables) stew and curries.
 Ragi ki roti (Indian ragi bread)

Ragi ki roti (Indian ragi bread)

Ingredients

Ingredients

 Ragi flour and ½ cup of wheat flour add salt

Ragi flour and ½ cup of wheat flour add salt

Knead the mixture

Knead the mixture

Knead the mixture

Knead the mixture

Knead the mixture

Knead the mixture

Dough

Dough

big lemon size ball

big lemon size ball

made roti with dampen palm

made roti with dampen palm

big lemon size ball

big lemon size ball

roll out each ball on a hanky

roll out each ball on a hanky

roll out each ball on a hanky

roll out each ball on a hanky

 Ragi ki roti (Indian ragi bread)

Ragi ki roti (Indian ragi bread)


11
Nov 16

Different types of chapati Aatta(Indian bread dough)

For those who love a bite of chapati (Indian bread), here is the variation of making dough to chapati for day to day life.

Whenever you feel board with regular chapati, I am sure these changes will refresh you; you are definitely going to enjoy.

These changes are suitable for all age group. The best thing about this is that it doesn’t take much efforts or time to prepare, try this variation while making dough for chapati.

The Photographs of dough and roti with all seven combinations of ingredients is shown are almost look alike, but their effect and taste are different, which provides you a pleasant change and fulfill your requirements of our body.

So here are the secrets of weekly plan to make chapati for dinner and bring the change…collages2

Combination no. 1 (Sunday)

Ingredients:

  • Aata: 1 cup
  • Roasted cumin powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida powder: 1 pinch
  • Ginger paste: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Water: ½ cup

Note: this combination of ingredients can be used to make simple roti/chapati or stuff dal paratha; it is very nutritious and good for health, good to relief from the gas trouble.

Combination no. 1 (Sunday)

Combination no. 1 (Sunday)

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Ingredients

Ingredients

Combination no. 2 (Monday)

  • Ingredients:
  • Aata: 1 cup
  • Pudina (Dry mint powder): 1 teaspoon
  • Ajawine (Carom seed): ¼ teaspoon
  • Curd: ½ cup
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon

Note: you may use this Aata to make simple roti/chapati or to make aaloo paratha.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Combination no. 2 (Monday)

Combination no. 2 (Monday)

Combination no. 3 (Tuesday)

Ingredients:

  • Aata: 1 cup
  • Ragi flour: 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic paste: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Paneer left over water: ½ cup

Note: you may use this Aata to make simple roti/chapati or to make fat free stuff cauliflower paratha, helpful for cholesterol control.

Combination no. 3 (Tuesday)

Combination no. 3 (Tuesday)

Combination no. 3 (Tuesday)

Combination no. 3 (Tuesday)

Combination no. 3 (Tuesday)

Combination no. 3 (Tuesday)

Combination no. 4 (Wednesday)

  • Ingredients:
  • Aata: 1 cup
  • Pudina (fresh mint): 1 tablespoon
  •  Fresh Coriander leaves: 2 tablespoon
  • Ajawine (Carom seed): ¼ teaspoon
  • Water: ½ cup
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon

Note: this combination of ingredients can be used to make simple roti/chapati or stuff dal paratha; it is very nutritious and good for health, good to relief from the gas trouble.

Combination no. 4 (Wednesday)

Combination no. 4 (Wednesday)

Combination no. 4 (Wednesday)

Combination no. 4 (Wednesday)

Combination no. 5 (Thursday)

Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour (Atta): ¾ cup
  • Gram flour (Besan): ¼ cup
  • Dry Kasuri methi:  2-3 tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Ajawine (Carom seed):  ½ teaspoon

Note: you may use this Aata to make simple roti/chapati or to make radish paratha which excellent for diabetes.

Combination no. 5 (Thursday)

Combination no. 5 (Thursday)

Combination no. 5 (Thursday)

Combination no. 6 (Friday)

  • Ingredients:
  • Aata: 1 cup
  • Besan: 2 tablespoon
  • Fenugreek powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Paneer left over water: ½ cup

Note: you may use this Aata to make simple roti/chapati or to make paratha.

Combination no. 6 (Friday)

Combination no. 6 (Friday)

Combination no. 5 (friday)

Combination no. 5 (friday)

Combination no. 7 (Saturday)

Ingredients:

  • Navratan Aatta (patanjali): 1 cup
  • Paneer left over water: ½ cup

Note: you may use this Aata to make simple roti/chapati or you may use to make paratha, which is very nutritious.

Combination no. 7 (Saturday)

Combination no. 7 (Saturday)

Combination no. 7 (Saturday)

Combination no. 7 (Saturday)

General Preparation for any combination mentioned above:

  1. Take a wide vessel; pour ingredients of your choice and mix well.

Method:

  1. Add water/ curd/ paneer water in small quantity and knead them, if required, put some more water till the dough becomes soft (The dough can be made in food processor also) Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 5 -10 minutes.

06
Oct 16

Singhare ke Aate (water chestnut flour) ki poori

Ingredients:

  • Singhare ka Aata: 50-80 gm.
  • Sendha namak (Rock salt): ½ teaspoon
  • Potato: 50-80 gm
  • Ghee (clarified butter)/cooking oil: for deep frying

Preparation:

  1. Boil the potato, peel off and grate, keep aside.
  2. Take a wide vessel; pour Aatta, salt and grated potato. Mix well, add water in small quantity if required and knead them, make little hard dough. (The dough can be made in food processor also)
  3. Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 5-6 minutes.

Method:

  1. Divide dough into 5-6 parts, Roll the ball in 3-4 inch diameter circle.
  2. Heat oil in a fry pan on maximum flame (to check if oil is ready or not, put a little piece of dough in the oil it should come up slowly, Deep fry the poori on high flame, after they start to puff slowly turn over.
  3.  Fry till it becomes golden brown, Now, mouth watering poori is ready to eat with cucumber raita.
Singhare ke Aate (water chestnut flour) ki poori

Singhare ke Aate (water chestnut flour) ki poori

Ingredients

Ingredients

dough

dough

Divide dough into 5-6 parts

Divide dough into 5-6 parts

Roll the ball

Roll the ball

Roll the ball

Roll the ball

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Singhare ke Aate (water chestnut flour) ki poori

Singhare ke Aate (water chestnut flour) ki poori

Singhare ke Aate (water chestnut flour) ki poori

Singhare ke Aate (water chestnut flour) ki poori


05
Oct 16

Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha

Ingredients:

  • Kuttu Aata (buck wheat flour): 100gm.
  • Sendha namak (Rock salt): ½ teaspoon
  • Potato: 80- 100gm
  • Ghee (clarified butter):  for roasting paratha

Preparation:

  1. Boil the potato, peel off and grate, keep aside.
  2. Take a wide vessel; pour Aatta, salt and grated potato. Mix well, add water in small quantity and knead them, if required, make little hard dough. (The dough can be made in food processor also)
  3. Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 5-6 minutes.

Method:

  1. Divide dough into 4-5 parts, make lemon size balls, and Roll the ball in 3-4 inch diameter circle. Apply half teaspoon of ghee, spread all over, fold make half circle again apply ghee and fold one fourth circle as shown in photo. Now press this slightly with the help of palm, again roll this into the wheat flour, and roll this with the help of rolling pin gently in a triangle shape with 4-5 inch arm length. Now raw paratha is ready.
  2. Take a tawa (griddle), when it becomes hot; reduce the flame to medium flame, Place the rolled paratha on this. Cook for few seconds till it changes the color, Turn the other side and cook it by pressing gently with spatula. By pressing it will puff up. Sometimes it will not. (But need not to worry taste will still be great).
  3. Apply some ghee and turn it, roast both sides by applying ghee as well as pressing it lightly.
  4. Yummy, nutritious and healthy paratha is ready to serve. Serve hot with Phalahari paneer makhana (fox nut) korma and kiwi lassi.
    Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha

    Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    dough

    dough

    Apply half teaspoon of ghee

    Apply
    half teaspoon of ghee

    Apply half teaspoon of ghee

    Apply
    half teaspoon of ghee

    make half circle

    make half circle

    fold one fourth circle

    fold one fourth circle

    fold one fourth circle

    fold one fourth circle

    triangle shape raw paratha

    triangle shape
    raw paratha

    Place the rolled paratha

    Place the rolled paratha

    applying ghee as well as pressing it lightly

    applying ghee as well as pressing it lightly

    applying ghee as well as pressing it lightly

    applying ghee as well as pressing it lightly

    roast both sides by applying ghee

    roast both sides by applying ghee

    roast both sides by applying ghee

    roast both sides by applying ghee

    roast both sides

    roast both sides

    Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha

    Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha

    Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha

    Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha

    Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha

    Kuttu (buck wheat) ka paratha


23
Sep 16

Chawal ki roti (Indian rice bread)

Today I am going to upload chawal ki roti, which is thicker than Aata ki roti and it can be smear with or without ghee, while serving. This roti is main attraction of the winter in Indian countryside culinary kitchen, in north India winter is a harvest season for the paddy (rice) crops.

I was surprised when I saw it served in the metro malls kitchen, this shows our deep rooted tradition & culture and reflects the glory of India.

Roti is mainly consumed in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, and some parts of South Africa and eaten with cooked vegetables/curry.

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour (chawal ka Aata): 3 cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Ajawine (Carom seed): 1teaspoon
  • Water: 3 cups

Preparation:

  1. Take a wide vessel, Aata, Ajwain, and salt. Mix well keeps aside.

Method:

  1. Boil water in a big pot (kadhahi) on medium flame, add salt and Ajawine continue boiling for 2 minutes (it is important for making soft chapati), switch the flame on lower, add rice flour mix well for the couple of minutes, put off the flame, add water in small quantity if needed and knead them, if required, put some more water till the dough becomes soft similar to chapatti dough.
  2. You can knead this in food processor too; it will be easy; kneading with hot water is difficult.
  3. Make the big lemon size ball with wet hand as shown in the photo.
  4. Roll this ball into the wheat flour, Roll this ball with the help of rolling pin gently with all around equal pressure, till ~ 6 inch diameter (it will be approximately twice thicker than normal chapati).
  5. Now raw Chawal ki roti is ready, Take a tawa (griddle), when it becomes hot ( a bit hotter); Place the rolled Chawal ki roti on this. Cook for a minute till it changes the color (should be ¼ cooked), Turn the other side and cook it (this should be little more cooked than the 1st side), brown spot should be visible.
  6. Now turn the side of roti on the tawa (use a handkerchief), slightly rotate the roti by pressing gently, it will puff up as shown in photo, or you can roast roti directly on the fire (hold the roti with tongue and keep the roti on fire from 1st side) it will start puffing, turn and roast all around as per your taste bud.
  7. Now, Chawal ki roti (Indian rice bread) is ready, smear ghee/butter to keep them soft, ghee enhanced the taste and flavor also. It can be served with sabji (cooked vegetables) stew and curries.
Chawal ki roti (Indian rice bread)

Chawal ki roti (Indian rice bread)

Ingredients

Ingredients

add salt and Ajawine

add salt and Ajawine

add salt and Ajawine

add salt and Ajawine

add salt and Ajawine

add salt and Ajawine

add salt and Ajawine

add salt and Ajawine

add rice flour

add rice flour

add rice flour

add rice flour

add rice flour

add rice flour

add water in small quantity if needed

add water in small quantity if needed

dough

dough

Roll this ball into the wheat flour, Roll this ball

Roll this ball into the wheat flour, Roll this ball

Roll this ball into the wheat flour, Roll this ball

Roll this ball into the wheat flour, Roll this ball

Roll this ball into the wheat flour, Roll this ball

Roll this ball into the wheat flour, Roll this ball

Place the rolled Chawal ki roti on this

Place the rolled Chawal ki roti on this

Turn the other side

Turn the other side

this should be little more cooked than the 1st side

this should be little more cooked than the 1st side

Now turn the side of roti on the tawa (use a handkerchief),

Now turn the side of roti on the tawa (use a handkerchief),

Now turn the side of roti on the tawa (use a handkerchief),

Now turn the side of roti on the tawa (use a handkerchief),

Chawal ki roti (Indian rice bread)

Chawal ki roti (Indian rice bread)