Easy Masala Rotis

Continuing in the series of Tiffin treats, here’s my second offering – Masala Rotis. Nabeel has been hogging these rotis since he was 15months old. A fellow mom at his mother-toddler class suggested I try them and since then the Masala Rotis have been his comfort food. I have always carried these rotis for our travels for Nabeel and adults alike. Only recently they vanished when Nabeel discovered his foodie side and forgot all about the humble rotis. I made them today and he was more than thrilled to devour them. What was more special about the rotis today? They were shaped using a smiley cookie cutter, a shape that Nabeel loves.

Masala Rotis
Try these rotis for your kids, they are super nutritious (no doubt) and are easy to prepare using simple readily available ingredients. The dough can be made in advance so all you have to do is roll and cook the rotis, when needed. Serve the rotis with pickle, cheese spread, ketchup or any dip/sauce of your choice. The rotis keep well wrapped in foil so you can carry them as food on the go. The Masala Rotis also make a healthy breakfast for adults.

Smiley Masala Rotis

Masala Roti Recipe
Makes 6 to 8 medium sized rotis

1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small green chilli, finely minced (add only if your child can handle the chilli else replace with mild chilli powder)
Handful of fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
A pinch of Turmeric powder
Salt – as per taste
Oil

Step 1 – Mix onion, green chilli, coriander, turmeric powder and salt in a bowl.
Step 2 – Take the wheat flour and start to knead the dough with 2 tablespoons of oil, add the vegetable mixture and knead using water.
Step 3 – Once the dough is ready taste it for salt and keep aside, covered, for 10 minutes.
Step 4 – Divide the dough into 8 balls. Roll each ball into a medium sized roti. If you want to make smiley rotis then cut them using the cookie cutter. Cook the rotis on a hot grilled, but on a slow flame on both sides till light spots appear. Smear oil on both sides before taking off the griddle. Serve immediately or transfer to a container.

Smiley Rotis
TIP – You can add finely grated carrots, cauliflower or cabbage to the dough, too. Powdered rolled oats or soya granules can also be added.

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