Whole wheat has immense essential nutrients including Fiber and B-complex vitamins. This whole wheat flour is used extensively in Ayurvedic cooking in the form of Chapatis or Rotis. Chapatis/Rotis are similar to whole wheat tortillas and often eaten with Indian curries, vegetable preparations. It is a good complex carbohydrate and provides satiety for a longer period of time. The nutritive value of Chapatis can be enhanced by adding other high fiber flours to the dough like millet flours, gram flours, and maize flour.
Good for all doshas.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes per chapati
Serves: 2 Person
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup of pearl millet flour
- ¼ cup of maize flour
- ¼ cup of green gram flour
- Salt to taste (preferably Himalayan salt)
- Water to knead the dough
- ½ T of ghee
- Mix all the flours, and salt in a bowl.
- Add water and ghee and make a soft pliable dough. Cover with a wet cloth and let the dough sit for 15 mins. This ensures proper wetting of gluten strands.
- Take a handful of dough and roll it into balls.
- Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and flatten the ball with a rolling pin.
- Keep flipping to avoid it from sticking.
- It should be even and as thin as a pancake.
- Place it on a hot skillet over medium heat and flip after 1-2 minutes.
- Add ghee over it, flip and cook.
- Do it on both sides until each side is slightly brown.
Can be served with any indian curry, or with avocado mash.
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