Friday, 27 April 2018

Besan Masala Roti

An authentic and staple dish of Haryana Besan Masala Roti ( Spicy Chickpea flour flatbread) will make you drool, once eaten surely your taste buds will be so pleased too. A tasty and delicious dish prepared with humble ingredients such as Besan (gram flour) and a few basic spices that are easily available in any Indian kitchen.

Besan Masala Roti is a staple dish from Haryana and is prepared with chickpea flour and basic spices.


Last week I made Besan Masala Rotis, and today I have a story to tell you.

Life is full of challenges, no matter who you are? rich or poor, black or white, man or woman, when they are in your life, how you respond to them that makes a difference to your life, either they are thrown by life or people. Tell you the truth, I don't like to face any challenges, and I like to live in my comfort zone. But then recently I joined a group called Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge, the brainchild of Priya's Versatile Recipes and currently, lead by Mayuri of Mayuri's Jikoni.




I knew about this group since Mayuri mentioned about it a couple of years ago, but that time I was already challenged by some other health problems and issues, I wasn't ready to take any extra challenges that time as first I wanted to deal with health issues. After few surgeries and intensive physio on my shoulders, I am able to run my blog again so I thought let's face this challenge now :)

Besan Masala Roti is a staple dish from Haryana and is prepared with chickpea flour and basic spices.


Because I just joined the group recently this month, I do not have a partner who can be paired with me, so Mayuri gave me two secret ingredients Besan and Amchoor Powder, and asked me to prepare a dish with these two ingredients from the Haryanvi Cusine.

Let me confess here, I did not know anything about Haryana or Haryanvi cuisine, my knowledge of Haryana was that this state belongs to India that's all. I had to do a quick research on this state and its food culture, in the end, that quick research became an interesting read and almost 2 hours I read about this state. I came to know that actually, Haryanvi cuisines has a great influence of their neighbouring states like Rajasthan and Punjab and their eating habits are so simple and mostly vegetarian and their dishes are made with fresh, simple and wholesome ingredients which are easily available to them. Surely they love their dairy products, which can be seen in their recipes.

Besan Masala Roti is a staple dish from Haryana and is prepared with chickpea flour and basic spices.


So while going through their recipes, I was literally drooling and I wanted to make this and that, but because I had to stick with the ingredients I was given, which were Besan and Amchoor Powder ( Dried Mango Powder) The dish I chose to prepare was Besan Masala Roti. Usually, in Haryana, these flatbreads are eaten at breakfast times. This dish has a good source of protein, a dish that is so easy to make and tastes simply delicious. It can be paired with any type of Indian sabji, curry or raita Or it can be eaten on its own with Tea/Coffee.

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Besan Masala Roti
A delicious and flavourful Haryanvi (Indian) style flatbread prepared with chickpea flour and basic spices. 
Ingredients
  • 200g Besan ( chickpea flour)
  • 200g Whole wheat flour ( chapatti aata)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. red chilli powder ( Lal Mirch)
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp. amchoor powder (Dry mango powder)
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander powder ( Dhaniya Powder)
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • Oil
Instructions
In a big and wide plate place all the ingredients except oil and water. 
Mix everything by hand, then add water little by little and knead a pliable dough. 
Divide the dough and make round balls. 
Dust the flour on working surface, first roll one ball into the circle. 
Heat griddle or tawa on a medium heat. 
Place a paratha on the griddle and cook for 20 seconds, or until the top starts to brown and slightly bubble. 
Turn the paratha over using a spatula, apply little oil and continue cooking for about 30 seconds, or until brown spots appear. 
Flip it over one more time and, using the spatula and apply oil, carefully press down all over. 
Turn over again and repeat on the other side until you have the desired crispiness. 
Keep each paratha warm, while you repeat to cook them all.  
Serve hot. 
Enjoy with sabji, raita , Chutney, yogurt or tea.
Details
Prep time: 5Cook time: 15Total time: 20Yield: 8-10 roti
















32 comments:

  1. This sounds easy to make, the instructions are so clear! Besan in roti is not an ingredient I would have thought of, but the result looks delicious and a must try! Sujata Shukla from PepperOnPizza

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  2. This looks amazing. Your pictures are drool worthy. We call this Missi roti have grown up with eating this missi rotis. They are delicious.

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  3. Glad you are part of the group and will look forward to seeing your lovely posts and brilliant photography. Yes, this cuisine did require a lot of reading as it has a lot of influences from nearby regions and many dishes are winter based produce so finding them was hard. The Masala roti looks fabulous with great flavours and a great idea for breakfast or lunch.

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  4. This resembles the missi roti somewhat. Glad to see you in the group. I am on a break for a while. Will join you soon.

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  5. Nice twist to your roti dear! Looks very yummy and perfect! We called it Missi Roti.

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  6. I love this besan masala roti recipe. It's easy and healthy. Will be perfect for kids lunch box as well.

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  7. Sometimes the simplest of the recipes are the best ones this besan masala roti looks so tempting have to try this for breakfast tomorrow for sure.

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  8. Glad you joined the group finally Jags, am happy that you have finished the challenge without any difficulties as well. Masala roti looks absolutely fabulous and prefect to enjoy with some pickles. Stunning clicks as always.

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  9. Jagruti, Glad to hear that you are better. You sure rose up to the challenge! This roti looks delicious and soft!

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  10. Besan masala roti looks delicious. A very easy, tasty and quick breakfast option. Loved it 😊

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  11. Rotis look delectable.. Pictures are as usual drool worthy. With the two ingredients that you had to use, you have chosen a perfect recipe

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  12. Even I was tempted to join that group but not sure how much I can contribute in current schedule...the besan roti looks Scrumptious..will give a try for sure

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  13. I love way you have explored to develop this recipe, learning about a part of our own vast nation and then imbibing it to your recipe must be a phenomenal experience. Also, Welcome to the group

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  14. These besan masala roti are perfection. You did a great job, Jagruti :)

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  15. I couldn't take my eyes off these beautiful rotis! 😍 We call it missi roti in Punjab, I think on both sides of the border. It makes a lovely meal with a tall glass of lassi. 😋
    Loved your write up too. I agree, exploring different cuisines is the best way to know other cultures.

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  16. A delicious and flavorful Flatbread is best for breakfast with tea! I love this kind of breakfast.

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  17. Welcome to the group, Jagruti; and yes, every month is a journey of discovery. I found Haryanvi cuisine to be quite a challenge as it did not seem to have an iconic dish such as is associated with many of our states. This roti looks awesome and will be a welcome change from the usual.

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  18. Welcome to the group Jagruti. Love the clicks and the besan masala roti looks so tempting. I guess its a bit like our thepla but with different taste because of amchur.

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  19. Welcome to the group Jagruti. The clicks are awesome and the besan masala roti looks so tempting. A bit like our theplas and yet different.

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  20. Even this becomes one of our fav at my place after making first time for theme, Thoroughly enjoyed this :)

    by the way, welcome to the group. Nice to have you here :)

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  21. Gorgeous stack of rotis! Love the color and awesome clicks :)

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  22. Love your photography skills. A simple roti also looks so glam. Loved it👍

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  23. We make this besan paratha for our breakfast with tea in cold winter days. I also add some finely chopped onions in it.Love the magnificent pictures and composition.

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  24. This is my perfect summer breakfast with lassi and mango slice. I add chopped onion in this. You have presented this simple dish so well.

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  25. These rotis look so perfect - soft and flavourful! Great share! :)

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  26. Roti looks perfect and delicious.. And loved the way you have presented it. Tempting share !

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  27. Welcome to the group Jagruti ! The besan masala rotis look super inviting and your presentation is just awesome !

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  28. Amazing images in this post, as usual, Jagruti! I love the concept of this recipe - besan roti with that touch of amchur to make it chatpata! I hope to try this out before long. Sujata Shukla of PeperOnPizza

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  29. The masala roti looks so delicious and ideal for breakfast. I can eat it with some pickle and curd, lovely share Jagruti.

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  30. Those rolled up rotis looks so tempting.. Healthy and filling breakfast menu..

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  31. beautifully captured the masala roti...looks delicious...lovely share for the challenge....yum

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  32. Glad your health issues are behind you. Loved the pics you have shaped. They look amazing.

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