11 November, 2006

Beetroot Jowar Roti

There are many moments when we crave for something new instead of cooking same old tried and tired recipes. I’m a person who loves experimenting in my kitchen with all available things tucked in my pantry and creating something innovative. The pleasure I get from creating something new can’t match the one with same old recipes. And it’s like icing on cake if the recipe turns out to be big thumbs up from your loved one. And that’s what I got for our yesterday’s dinner. And it’s a simple Jowar Roti with a small twist. In the end it was really satisfying.
I cooked Sweet Beetroot Jowar Roties. It’s sweet not because I added sugar or any other sweetening agents. The sweetness to roti comes with beetroot.


Beetroot Jowar Roties


Ingredients:
2-3 cups Jowar Flour
2 medium Beetroots, cooked
1 medium Onion, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Healthy and Tasty Beetroot Jowar Roties

Method:
Make a puree of cooked beetroot in a mixer and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped onions. Fry the onion till it turns transparent.
To this add beetroot puree, salt, chopped coriander and cook for few minutes.
Add this mixture to the jowar flour and make dough of chapatti consistency. Add water only if it is required. Make sure that the dough is moist enough.
Take a plastic sheet and oil the surface so that the roties don’t stick to the surface.
Divide the dough into lemon sized balls and place it in the plastic surface. Cover it with another plastic sheet and press using our finger tips or just using a flat surfaced vessel into a roti shape.
Take care that u don’t press it into thin roties because it’s difficult to transfer them into a pan.
Heat a pan and cook the roties till they start forming small brown spots on both sides.
Serve hot with any curries of your choice or you can just eat it with salad.

Beetroot Jowar Roties


Final Verdict:
Well...What can I say! Although it looks simple it did take quite sometime to make them. For one thing the dough itself was little sticky and it was bit of an adventure to move the roties to pan and another circus to turn it in pan. You need to take little care unlike usual chapaties, because they easily break if you are not careful.
But in the end it was worth all the effort. It turned out to be huge success with my sweetheart. He is the one with sweet tooth and also quite healthy food lover. Usually when I make roties I add atleast half a tsp of ghee/oil to it so that it dont turn dry. But these beetroot roties were very soft and didn't ask for any touch of ghee/oil:) So overall it was very tastey. colorful, nutritious, healthy and looked great too:) What more can I ask for!!!

Beetroot Jowar Roties

17 comments:

  1. Great Jowar roties, i can't say i use jowar much. But gonna try it. I tried bajra thepla and simlar to jowar, the rolled rotis can break-up easily. I find it difficult but practice makes perfect. I am gonna try plain bajra rotlo and see how that works out.

    Hey you have a great blog.

    Thanks

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  2. hi dilip,
    u r right. practice makes it perfect. the jowar roties tastes really good and give it a try sometime.
    and thanks for stopping by and ur compliments.
    cheers
    supriya

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  3. I have had some jowar flour sitting in the cupboard for awhile. But have been too scared to try making rotis with them. Your idea of rolling on plastic might just make the trick. Thanks.
    Praveena.

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  4. hi praveena,
    just press the roties keeping in between plastic sheets. its easier coz the dough is quite sticky and u cant roll them. my amma used to press them using palm. but i find it very simple to press them using some flat surface vessel and the result is even-looking flat roties. let me know how it turns out:)
    cheers

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  5. What a deadly combination.... its super nutritious supriya...... Whenever i make jowar roti's they woud also end up breaking..... try making smaller ones..... its easier to transfer them to the pan and also turning them on the pan.... just my 2 cents :)

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  6. thanks rooma for ur tip. next time i will make them as u said:) the end result is worth all your effort:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  7. Beets and Jowar, how creative Supriya!! I must say, those look delightful, would be great with yogurt and garlic chutney!!

    Cheers,Trupti

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  8. U bet Trupti... I had it with plain yogurt and garlic pickle(instead of chutney)... it was a deadly combination:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  9. Wow Supriya!
    nice rotis....
    and as usual great pictures.
    it'strue that it takes time to make it , but finally the effort is worth.healthy food is very essential in our daily routine. Keep on posting such healthy recipes.
    Stay tuned
    -Pooja

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  10. looks so yummy, jawar roties, my favorite, but haven't tried with beet.will try.

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  11. The roti looks very tempting...awesome pics. One question...where did you get Jowar from?? Do they have it in Indian store?

    Cheers..Nidhi.

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  12. hi pooja,
    thanks girl... u r absolutely right about healthy food... Me and my hubbu are very fond of vegetables.. so will u keep updated with more of these kind of recipes
    cheers supriya

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  13. hi lakshmi,
    give it a try with beet... its absolutely delightful:) do let me now how it turns out:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  14. hi nidhi,
    u will find jowar flour in any indian/punjabi stores... they are easily available there:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  15. hey supriya these jowar roties look yummmmmmm and the picture is just perfect ...lovely pictures all over your site which makes readers like us tempting to try all of them ....i am sure they will taste as good as they look
    Seema

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  16. hey seema,
    thanks girl:) jowar roties with beetroot turned out gr8:) K likes it a lot coz its sweet too... give it a try sometime... i'm sure even A will love it:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  17. i read this recipe at 3:00 am and tried for lunch . it's just wonderful and so easy (although shape wasn't perfect) but so healthy . great and great presentation too .

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