Nutritional Facts of Rumali Roti, Calories in Rumali Roti

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How many calories does one  Rumali Roti have?

One Rumali Roti gives 240 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 162 calories, proteins account for 29 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 49 calories.  One Rumali Roti provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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rumali roti recipe | homemade roomali roti | restaurant style rumali roti | soft and extremely thin, rumali Roti is one of the most popular flatbreads of India that can be enjoyed with subzis and dals! Learn how to make restaurant style rumali roti.

rumaliroomali roti is also known as handkerchief roti because it’s as light as a handkerchief or rumal/roomal and folded like one, this flatbread came to be known as rumali Roti. Usually on street side dhabas or in hotels, the rotis are flipped and stretched in air. Flipping and stretching rotis in air requires good mastery and skill.

Traditionally, this rumali roti is made using plain flour, milk and salt. We have made rumali roti with a combination of plain flour and whole wheat flour and then kneaded with milk. To make this recipe flavourful, the dough is kneaded using butter/oil and then rested for 1 or 2 hours to let it rise. Further, they are rolled and hand-tossed and are made so thin that they can tear with just two fingers.

rumali Roti is best enjoyed with creamy and thick gravies with a rich taste in it. For the same reason, it is paired with Punjabi food and Mughlai dishes.

Tips to make rumali roti: 1. Make sure to knead the dough well till soft. 2. If you cannot hand-toss to make these rotis, roll them evenly as thin as you can using a good amount of plain flour. 3. Make sure to serve these rotis immediately as they can become unchewable if eaten cold. 4. While making Rumali Roti at home, you can use a large wok to cook them easily and this will also give you the feel of restaurant-style roti.

Is Rumali Roti healthy?

No, Rumali roti is not healthy. Rumali roti is basically made of one ingredient, maida. Lets see what the issue is with maida.

Plain flour : This recipe uses 2 cups of plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabetics, heart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Hence, this recipe is not healthy at all and don't be fooled by the low calorie count per roti. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have rumali roti  ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe uses 2 cups of plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided.

What are some healthy rotis?

We suggest a bajra roti, jowar roti, radish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.

bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti |

bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti |

Can healthy individuals have rumali roti?


How to burn 240 calories that come from Rumali Roti?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 12 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 24 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 32 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 41 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per roti% Daily Values
Energy133 cal7%
Protein4 g7%
Carbohydrates22.6 g8%
Fiber0.9 g4%
Fat3.1 g5%
Cholesterol2.7 mg1%
Vitamin A47.3 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C0.2 mg1%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3.5 mcg2%
Calcium43.5 mg7%
Iron1 mg5%
Magnesium24.4 mg7%
Phosphorus73.5 mg12%
Sodium6.6 mg0%
Potassium65.9 mg1%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Rumali Roti
 on 07 Aug 22 09:39 PM

Incorrect information.. Rumali Roti is made with 3 parts wheat and 1 part maida..
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Tarla Dalal    Hii Vikram, as we were working on this recipe since long time, we have updated the rumali roti recipe after soo many trials. You can checkout the recipe
Edited after original posting.
25 Aug 22 12:50 PM