Healthy and flavorful flatbread made with gram flour and whole wheat flour, from the state of Haryana, is besan masala roti. It is flavored with the most basic spices and fresh ingredients. It is a popular breakfast recipe in Haryana. Most of the people kick start their day with Indian recipes such as besan masala roti, makhhan, and meethi lassi and kachri ki chutney. It can also be a veg dinner menu if served with any sabji or dal.
Different types of rotis are prepared in the Indian kitchen. Even paratha is a popular breakfast recipe and parathas with yogurt and chutney make such easy dinners. But parathas are shallow fried and not always one is in the mood to indulge in something shallow fried. Besan masala roti works very well in such case. It is prepared without any oil or ghee, although served with white butter but it would taste equally scrumptious with chutney and lassi too if you want to skip that butter. Following is all you need to make besan masala roti:
Gram flour/besan and wheat four/atta: This roti is a combination of these two flours. Besan or gram flour is the main ingredient. Two parts of gram flour and 1 part of whole wheat flour is ideally used to make it. However, I have used equal proportions of both the flours.
Fresh ingredients: Onion, green chili, fresh coriander leaves pep up the besan roti.
Spices: Salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder are used to spice up this roti.
Yogurt: Little yogurt is added which gives the roti its softness. No oil or ghee has been used for the dough or for frying.
Besan Masala Roti is a typical bread from the Haryana cuisine. Likewise, khoba roti is a typical roti from Rajasthan. Sarva pindi is bread from Telangana. You might like our collection for paratha recipes.
Serve besan masala roti with little white butter and a bowl of yogurt for a weekday breakfast. I prepared it for Sunday brunch and served it with lots of white butter, kachri ki chutney, and lassi.
1.This recipe makes 6-8 besan masala roti.
2.In a mixing bowl add 1 cup gram flour (besan), 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta), 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped green chili, a handful of chopped coriander leaves, 1 tsp red chili flakes, ½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Mix everything.
3.Next goes in 3 tbsp of yogurt.
4.Use water and make a soft dough.
5.Let it rest for 15 minutes.
6.Thereafter knead it once. Take a portion.
7.Roll it into a thick chapati. Meanwhile, heat a skillet/tawa.
8.Put the chapati on the hot tawa.
9.Flip and cook till brown patches on both the sides.
10.Apply white butter. Serve hot or warm. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 15 minutes rest time
COOK TIME 15-20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes + 15 minutes passive time
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