My motto is to wear and eat colour. Bright colored food is definitely a great mood booster for me but I also find it a form of self care. Yes, self care because natural colours in the form of fruit and vegetables comes with its own mix of nutrients. As someone who lives with Celiac Disease I need to eat food which keeps me healthy and to me it is self care.
A decade ago making a gluten free roti/chapati was an arduous task for me. I used to struggle to make a roti. Then we didn’t have many readymade gluten free Indian atta or roti flour blends too. Now, however things have changed and we have so many options. I still though, prefer to mix my own flour blends for making roti’s. I guess the thrill of different combinations working just makes me feel elated, it gives me the motivation to keep creating different blends 😊 .
In college, my friend used to bring beetroot roti’s for lunch, the first time I saw them it seemed so exotic ( I’m talking of a simpler time when red velvet cupcakes were not a ‘thing’ ) . I used to end up having many a sliver of it, once she just got me an extra roti , so I don’t eat hers😉. As someone who stayed in hostel, home cooked food was always scrumptious and it felt good when I got a chance to savour some.
In the recent past I have always tried to infuse fruit or vegetable juice/ pulp into whatever I make and these beetroot gluten free beetroot roti’s are a n outcome of my various trials with natural colours and flours.
Gluten free Beetroot Roti
Serving – 10
1. 1/3 cup Moong Dal/ Mung Bean Flour
2. 1/3 cup Amaranth/Ramdana flour
3. 1/3 cup Brown rice flour
4. 1 cup Sorghum/Jowar flour
5. 2 tsp powdered flax seed powder
6. 1 tsp of salt
7. 3/4 cup water
8. 1/2 cup beetroot juice
9. Extra Jowar or Amaranth flour for dusting
10. Oil or ghee for drizzling over the roti while cooking
Mix all the dry ingredients & then slowly add the beet juice & then water. Mix it thoroughly till you get a pliable dough, let it rest for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Once rested, take lemon sized portions of the dough and roll it out on a floured surface & rolling pin. Repeat the process for the rest of the dough.
On a hot flat pan or tawa cook the roti on either side & add a drizzle of ghee or oil.
If you are looking for a regular gluten free roti do try this – Gluten Free Roti
If you are a newbie to gluten free cooking you could also try using
- Wheafree gluten free roti flour
- Zero G rite flour,
- Fidalgo gluten free flour
- Dr. Gluten range of roti flour.
- All available on Amazon and http://www.foodbury.com (Disclaimer: Not sponsored but just putting it here because it is a question I am always asked. These are trusted and tested gluten free brands and safe for Celiacs ) .
I have another roti recipe in my book as well. Do check it out
If you do make this, please tag me @jagglutenfree on Instagram, Twitter or on @GFIndia on Facebook.