Get Over Plain Wheat Roti; Try 5 Protein-Rich Roti Recipes
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Known as phulka, roti, and chapati, this quintessential flatbread is a common sight in an Indian thali. Traditionally made from whole wheat flour, which is widely available and affordable. Did you know that roti is not just a convenient meal but a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and essential nutrients too? Roti or chapati also provides energy and sustenance, making it an integral component of a balanced diet. Roti is versatile and can be paired with a wide variety of dishes, such as curries, dals (lentil dishes), vegetables, and meats. 

In an Indian meal, roti is often accompanied by a variety of side dishes, which can include proteins, vegetables, and legumes. This combination creates a balanced and nutritious meal that provides a range of essential nutrients. But did you know that you can make your regular wheat chapatis rich in protein and so many other essential nutrients too? All you need to do is swap some regular ingredients with some protein ingredients. Here are 5 protein-rich roti recipes you can make and try at home.

Beetroot Paneer Chapati

To make this chapati, just mix whole wheat flour, cumin seeds, coriander powder, salt, water, and a mixture of beetroot and paneer (transformed into a fine paste). Make a soft dough and cook like you cook your regular roti. 

Besan Roti

Gram some chickpea flour or besan, whole wheat flour, chopped spinach or fenugreek leaves, cumin seeds, red chili powder, salt, and water. Mix together all the ingredients and knead a dough. Roll the dough into chapatis and cook evenly. 

Quinoa Roti

Quinoa is known for several health benefits, isn’t it? Among many quinoa dishes, did you ever get a chance to try quinoa roti? All you need is quinoa flour, whole wheat flour, grated carrots, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, and salt. Make a soft dough and make healthy and protein-rich chapatis.

Masoor Dal Roti

Every single dal is rich in protein and masoor dal is no exception. To prepare this healthy chapati, you just need masoor dal, whole wheat flour, cumin seeds, and garam masala. Using water, make a dough and make perfectly healthy chapatis.

Soybean Flour Roti 

This chapati is something that a lot of people haven’t tried. Just mix together soybean flour with whole wheat flour, ajwain seeds, red chili powder, salt to taste, and water to knead. Mix all the ingredients and make nutritious chapatis at home.