Millet and Oats Roti
This roti/flatbread is similar to Akki (Rice) roti which is popular in Karnataka, Here I replaced rice flour with millet and Oats flour to make it healthy and fiber rich. This is a soft bread can be served as a healthy breakfast option that goes well with any dips or curry.
Millet is considered to have higher nutritional value than wheat, specially phosphorus and Iron. Also, Buckwheat and Millet are the only two grains that are alkaline. Millet is rich source of Magnesium which is why it is considered good for heart health. It lowers the blood pressure and hence reduces the risk of heart diseases. It controls diabetes.
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-15 minutes (approx. 2-3 minutes per bread)
- Ragi/finger millet flour-1 cup
- Oats- 1/4cup
- Rice flour-2tbsp
- Water-1 1/2cup
- Oil- for toasting breads
- Place water, salt, rice flour in the wide sauce pan and bring it to boil.
- When the water starts boiling, reduce the flame and add millet flour and bajra flour and do not mix let it cook on a low flame for 5-7minutes/until the water slightly covers the flour.
- Then as the water bubbles mix well. when the water has evaporated, switch off the flame and let the mixture cool a bit.
- When it is hot enough to tough knead it to the soft dough- by sprinkling some warm water if required.
- Once kneaded divide to the equal portions and roll it to balls.
- Now cut the baking sheet/parchment paper/banana leaf to 6×6 inch circle/ any desired shape.
- Grease the sheet with bit oil and take a portion of dough balls and place at the centre of the greased paper and flatten a bit and pat evenly using your hand for about 4-5inch diameter circle (alternatively can place another baking sheet on flattened dough and roll it using rolling pins)
- Carefully transfer this on to the hot griddle and cook for a minute, flip and drizzle some oil cook bothe sides until a slight dark spots appear on both sides.
- Repeat the same with other dough balls.
- The proportion of water and flour sometime may vary depending on the flour
- Can use any one flour instead of two millets or alternatively rice flour proportion can be increased.