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 Whole wheat flour roti or jowar roti – which is healthier

  Last Updated : Sep 26,2022

Whole wheat flour roti or jowar roti – which is healthier?

Rotis are an indispensable part of most Indian meals. Whether we make a sabzi or a dal, roti definitely finds place on an Indian menu. They are nourishing and satiating too. You can use a variety of flours to make roti. The most common flours are wheat flour, jowar flour, bajra flour, rice flour and ragi flour. Here let’s discuss wheat flour roti or jowar flour roti – which one is healthier?

Calories in wheat flour roti v/s jowar roti

One jowar roti is 49 calories, while one wheat flour roti is 55 calories. However this is only when we make thin jowar rotis like our regular phulkas. But, if you make a jowar bhakri, which is thicker than the jowar roti then you will probably add around 75 calories per bhakri to your diet.

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Carbs in wheat flour roti v/s jowar roti

While jowar flour roti lends 10.2 g of carbs per roti, the wheat flour based chapati will add on 11.8 g of carbs. However jowar flour is gluten free as compared to the wheat flour roti and thus can be consumed by gluten intolerant people.

Fibre in wheat flour roti v/s jowar roti

The jowar roti and wheat flour roti both are a good source of dietary fibre. With 1.4 g of fibre per jowar roti and 1.9 g of fibre per wheat flour roti, they can satiate you for long hours and avoid binge eating. This fibre is also a way to make up for your digestive health and maintain healthy bowel movement.

Fat in wheat flour roti v/s jowar roti

The fat content in wheat flour roti and jowar roti equate each other i.e. 0.3 g of fat per roti. Note that this is the invisible fat present in the flour as now oil or ghee has been added while kneading the dough.

Is jowar roti good for heart and high blood pressure?

Being high in phytochemical antioxidants which results in jowar being anti-inflammatory. This can exhibit heart protecting benefits. Further jowar is not high in sodium, but has appreciable amounts of potassium which can be beneficial to manage high blood pressure.

Is jowar roti good for weight loss?

These gluten free jowar rotis are a great way to add on fiber to your diet. Simple to make, requires just 2 ingredients (jowar flour and water) and can be served with any sabzi of your choice – be it a semi dry sabzi, sukhi sabzi or a sabzi with gravy. The protein in it will help boost metabolism and fiber will give you a feeling of fullness to avoid junk eating. Both together will help you achieve your weight loss target. But remember to not miss out on your regular exercise regime, as diet control alone cannot help trimming the waistline. Serve it immediately to enjoy its true flavours.

Is jowar roti good for diabetes?

The complex carb in jowar flour will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. But the glycemic load of jowar is 13.4, which fairs medium on glycemic load scale. So jowar flour roti served with a bowl of curd or a fibre rich sabzi is safe food for diabetics and also for those who want to live healthy and eat healthy.

Is jowar flour good for acidity?

When compared to wheat flour, jowar is alkaline in nature and is known to combat acidity. Fat free and spice free jowar roti is a wise choice to prevent acidity.

While both wheat flour roti and jowar roti have their own benefits, you can make your choice between the two which suits you the most. Healthy individuals can include both alternatively with the quantity that suits your caloric requirement.


whole wheat flour roti or jowar roti – which is healthier

 by Tarla Dalal
phulka recipe | whole wheat chapatis | Indian phulka | with amazing 16 pictures. Phulkas also known as Chapatis, is the daily bread for millions of Indians. No meal is complete without Phulkas and we show you easy it is to make them. Phulkas are Indian flatbreads made from whole wheat flour making them always healthy. Phulkas are called so because they swell up with steam while being cooked. They are cooked first on a dry hot tava, then held directly over a flame where they "swell" ("phulao" in hindi) with steam to the point of bursting. Procedure of making chapatti really easy and quick. Take whole wheat flour in a parat, add oil which will help making the chapatti soft, add salt and mix well. Further, add water and knead into a soft dough. The dough for phulka should be soft and not stiff as for puris. Also if the dough is very soft it will be sticky and you will be unable to roll. Keep the kneaded dough aside covered with a soft cloth or bowl for 15 to 20 minutes. Then divide and roll into a thin roti, cook on a tava and then open flame until it puffs up. Don’t cook on the open flame for too long or else the phulka will burn and become hard. The phulka dough can be refrigerated for 2-3 days. The best way to refrigerate the dough is to lightly oil the dough and the bowl. The bowl you are storing the dough should be spacious and should be covered tightly to prevent it from drying. See why we think phulka, chapatis are healthy ? Made from Whole wheat flour which is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Serve Phulkas hot with a dollop of ghee. Phulkas are light and are great to serve for lunch as well as dinner with a subzi or dal. Enjoy phulka recipe | whole wheat chapatis | Indian phulka | Given below are detailed step by step photos
 by Tarla Dalal
jowar roti recipe | jowar ki roti | jowar bhakri | healthy jowar roti | sorghum roti | with amazing 12 photos. Jowar roti is an unleavened Indian flatbread which is made with minimum of ingredients, jowar flour and salt. jowar ki roti is famous and consumed more in the Western parts of India. Make jowar roti soft of hard depending on how you like it. Jowar is one of the top 5 cereals in the world and is also one of the super foods with many health benefits. We have a very easy recipe using jowar that is Jowar roti also known as "Sorghum roti" We have made this healhy jowar roti with jowar flour and little salt to taste. The only trick is kneading of the dough. All you need to do is take required water in a deep non stick pan get it to boil and add jowar flour to it. Mix well and let it cool. Once it has cooled down a little, knead into a soft dough. Make sure the dough has cooled down or you may burn your hands. Rolling the roti requires skills, traditionally jowar roti is rolled using hands but you can also use a rolling pin. Once, the jowar bhakri is rolled, place it on a tava, make sure you cook it on a medium flame flipping both the sides and then cooked on a open flame till it puff ups or until brown spots appear on both the sides. Remove it in a plate and smear with ghee. Jowar roti is super rich in fibre, is gluten free, good for diabetics, heart, weight loss, high in magnesium, iron and also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. We have used hot water for kneading the dough as it helps in getting the roti soft and even when not served for hours, it doesn't become hard or chewy. But you also need to make sure that you roll out the roti immediately after kneading the dough as if you would keep the dough for a long time, it will loose its moisture and would become splintery which would make rolling difficult. My grandmother would cook it on an earthen clay oven on a chulha which would give a smoky flavor to the roti. Whenever we cook jowar roti at home, i make any Maharashtrian sabzi to eat along. This traditional and homely jowar roti | jowar ki roti | healthy jowar roti | jowarachi bhakri that is both satiating and incredibly tasty, is super filling and makes a wonderful meal served with any sabzi or had with green chilli thecha or red chilli thecha. Enjoy jowar roti recipe | jowar ki roti | jowar bhakri | healthy jowar roti | step by step recipe given below.
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