Yaseen’s school gave us menu plan for his snack box so that we could balance and nourish our little one with proper nutrients and delicious meal. On Wednesday “Roti-Sabji/Paratha” was called for.
Roti, Paratha, Naan and Chapati are some of Indian Flatbreads suitable for soaking up rich curry or wrap around spicy vegetables. They are quite different and great with any spicy dishes. I don’t usually cook them, but once in a blue moon I serve some hot and cozy flatbreads along with my spicy stew.
I am not very good at making flatbreads either, especially to roll them out perfectly circle and thin are something I might never be able to succeed in one life time. Leaving the perfect shape aside, my flatbreads are quite delicious- soft, light and fresh.
I recently experimented with multigrain flour consisting of 60% wheat, 10% soy, 10% maize, 10% oats, 5% barley and 5% millet for healthier morning flatbreads. This simple recipe grants a light, soft, earthy, healthy flatbreads perfect for any kind of curry waiting on table.
Ingredients: (4 servings)
3 cup multigrain flour
35 gm butter- cut into small cubes
A pinch of salt
1 1/4 cup water- room temperature
- Mix flour and salt in the large mixing bowl, add butter and rub in the flour until coarsely combined.
- Gradually add water to form dough and knead for 3-5 minutes or until smooth and pliable.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal parts and roll each part into thin, circle sheet.
- Heat the pan over the medium heat, toast each flatbread on the pan, turn occasionally until perfectly baked on both sides. Serve hot with your favourite curry.
Multigrain Flatbread is the new favourite thing in our family. My husband adores the loose and light texture of the soft sheets. Yaseen loves stuffing these golden brown canvases with mozzarella and dunked in ketchup. It sopped up rich curry so perfectly leaving the luscious flavours dripping on the edge.
Thanks to Yaseen’s school, now my family craved this healthy flatbread most mornings. I get to practice rolling chapatti often, and maybe someday… my flatbread could be perfectly beautiful round.