Indian Recipe, Two Ways
Now full disclaimer here guys. I can't lay claim to making those incredibly roti's all by myself. I used my trusty new Rotimatic Machine to try my hand at whipping up some healthy ones.
I used just Extra Virgin Olive Oil, wholemeal flour and water. The machine mixes it together in the right proportions, kneads the dough and even cooks the roti to your desired thickness (I like mine thin). It's incredibly clever and SO much healthier than your usual takeout. I love that I'm in total control of the ingredients too. There's so many unhealthy versions out there at restaurants and take-outs. No hidden additives, chemicals, or preservatives. YES! It also works with gluten-free flour for sensitive tummies AND even makes pizza bases. Blown away. Okay, before I get any more excited, let's keep it simple with those Roti's to begin.
Traditional Indian Roti
Cooked in the Rotimatic. If you'd prefer to make these by hand, just be prepared to take a little while longer.
To turn these beautiful hot roti's into something more substantial, I firstly made a traditional cucumber pickle.
Quick Cucumber Pickle:
1 cup water
1/3 cup vinegar (white, apple cider, and rice wine all work)
2 tsp good quality sea salt
2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
Just ensure the cucumbers are submerged in the pickling water and stick them in the fridge until you're ready to eat. Add a few drops of liquid stevia if you like a bit of sweetness in your pickle.
1/2 cup plain unsweetened yoghurt
2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Mix well and set aside.
1 cooked chicken breast, cubed
1/2 cup yoghurt
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp curry powder
black pepper and salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients together until the chicken is well coated.
Now it's time to plate up!
OPTION 1: CURRIED YOGHURT AND PICKLE WRAP (VEGETARIAN)
Into a warm roti, spoon in a generous amount of turmeric yoghurt, top with fresh cucumber pickles and fresh herbs, then wrap two sides of the roti together and devour...at least 3!
OPTION 2: CURRIED CHICKEN ROTI
Spoon over the ready-made curried chicken, top with crushed peanuts, add a squeeze of fresh lime, salt and pepper, and finish with a big handful of chilli flakes (plus fresh chilli if you have it to hand).
You can add turmeric yoghurt here too, and even the pickles (if you're super hungry), but I like mine just as they come.
If you LOVE flatbreads, pizzas and rotis, the Rotimatic is super easy and convenient. It makes rotis in 90 seconds flat, make any kind of flatbread and is a healthier option over other carbs such as bread and rice that are traditional paired with Indian meals.