Looking for alternatives for simple roti & parathas ? Did you know gram flour can be used in a lot of Indian dishes ? Try this besan masala roti - made of gram flour also known as besan in hindi, a staple in Haryana, a northern state in India. A gluten free option is also available. Read the post for knowing more options.
Add the flour, salt, ajwain and turmeric powder in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Add the curd, and then sprinkle water little by little to form a slightly firm dough. Rest it for about 20 minutes.
Mix all the ingredients mentioned under masala filling and keep aside.
Take the rested dough and divide into 8 portions. Take a portion and flatten it slightly. Dust some flour on the rolling surface (minimum flour as needed) and some on top of the dough. Roll it out into a small disc (approx 3 cm).
Brush the surface with ghee and sprinkle the masala filling evenly. Then you can fold this into a triangle or a circle.
(1) For triangle:
Fold it into half. Fold again from one side to another to for a triangle. Refer the stepwise pic. Now roll the folded triangle as thin as possible.
(2) Start rolling the disc into a cylinder with the stuffed masala inside.
Heat the griddle | tawa on medium heat. Once it is hot, place this on the tawa. In 10-15 sec flip it. Apply some ghee on top and then again flip it and apply ghee on other side. Now cook both sides until brown spots appear and it may slightly puff.
Follow the same procedure with the remaining dough.
Serve it immediately with a spicy side or a simple yogurt.
Calories mentioned are for 1 medium sized roti and are approximate values.
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