I am Nisa Homey and welcome back to my channel.
Today, I am sharing a protein and calcium
rich gluten free roti specially for those
on a gluten free lifestyle.
This roti is rich in protein calcium and fibre
a completely wheat free roti which you can
include in your weight loss diet.
So, lets get started with the recipe.
Into a bowl, I am adding in 1/3 cup yellow
moong dal add in some water and let it soak
for about 20 mins.
Moong dal is rich in protein, fibre, and is
low in fat.
Once, the dal is soaked well, wash and rinse
it a couple of times and then transfer to
Add in half tsp turmeric powder, a fat pinch
of freshly ground black pepper powder to help
the turmeric absorb faster into your body.
Add half cup of water, give this a mix and
allow it to come to a boil.
Once it starts to boil reduce the flame to
the lowest, cover and let it cook on low flame
for about 7-10 mins.
Once done and the dal is nicely cooked turn
off the heat.
I am mashing the dal with a spoon and since
it is hot its easy to mash it in the pan it
The reason why I am using a cast iron pan
is that, cast iron pan helps in better iron
absorption . Add in 2 tbsp water into the
pan and mix well to remove the residue dal,
I am keeping this aside as I will be using
it when I am kneading the dough.
Add in 1 cup amaranth flour also known as
Rajgira or Ramdana.
Amaranth is naturally gluten free and its
a seed grain.
Its a good source of protein, calcium, magnesium,
Studies have shown that amaranth can lower
cholesterol, and its a complete protein containing
all the 9 essential amino acids.
The high fibre in amaranth helps improve digestion,
it has anti inflammatory properties.
Its a good source of iron hence ideal to include
in your diet if you have iron deficiency anemia.
Add in pink himalayan salt as needed, half
tsp saunf also known as fennel seeds, half
tsp kashmiri chilli powder, 1/2 tsp garam
masala, 1/3 tsp roasted jeera powder, 1/4
tsp hing also known as kayam in Malayalam,
1 tsp kasuri methi also known as dried fenugreek
I am crushing the kasuri methi with my fingers
and adding, so that the flavours are released.
Now, with a spoon, I am quickly mixing this
Into this I am chopping in 3 sprigs of coriander
leaves, 3 sprigs of curry leaves which I have
gathered together and I am chopping in.
Curry leaves are a good source of iron and
folate, hence I always try to add some curry
leaves in my recipes.
But, this is entirely optional if you dont
have fresh curry leaves you can totally omit
it, one green chilli finely chopped, 1/4 inch
of ginger finely chopped, add in 2 tsp desi
Desi ghee helps to assimilate fat soluble
vitamins like vitamin A, K, E, D and also
helps to bring down the glycemic index of
I have already shared many videos on the health
benefits of desi ghee.
Pls do watch them to understand more about
the health benefits of using desi ghee in
Mix it really well and then I am kneading
it with the residue water which I have kept
You may need roughly about 1/4 cup extra water
to knead it into a soft dough.
I am using two butter paper to help roll out
Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
Place one portion of the dough on the butter
paper, sprinkle amaranth flour and coat it
with the flour.
Place another butter paper over it and roll
Remove the butter paper, level the sides of
the roti with your hands.
Since, amaranth flour does not have any gluten
it is slightly difficult to roll it out and
that is the reason why I am using a butter
Place the rolled out roti on the hot tawa
and remove the butter paper and let it cook
on low flame.
Drizzle in half tsp desi ghee and let it cook
that side well and once that side is cooked
carefully flip it over and allow that side
to cook as well.
Drizzle in half tsp desi ghee and once done
remove and serve.
I am serving one amaranth dal roti with chopped
cucumber and some shallots, shallots also
know as cheriya ulli in Malayalam, is a good
source of anti oxidants, iron, and folate
I am also serving some homemade alma pickle for some extra gut friendly probiotics
Did you know that homemade pickles made in the traditional way is a good source of probiotics?
ie pickles made without synthetic vinegar
And guys, one dal roti is ideal for a meal
remember that desi ghee in the roti will also help to keep you feel fuller for a longer time
Eat mindfully and enjoy your meals
chew slowly and avoid using gadgets while having your meals
remember mindful eating is the key to a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
so guys, do try this healthy, gluten free, and nutrient dense dal roti and let me know how it turned out
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thank you for watching, until next time. Take care Bye Bye!