Garlic Roti, Lehsun Roti
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garlic roti recipe | healthy lehsun roti | lehsun roti for weight loss | garlic roti on tava is a delicious roti of multiple flours like wheat, jowar and bajra, fortified with oats, and flavoured with fresh green garlic and spice powders.
To make garlic roti, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough warm water. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 5 minutes. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out each portion of the dough into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each roti, using ¼ tsp of oil, till brown spots appear on both the sides. Serve immediately.
Most people are apprehensive to use garlic as a predominant flavour in their cooking. This aromatic herb when served in the form of healthy lehsun roti actually aids in digestion and also stimulates the production of breast milk, so turn to these rotis in the last month of pregnancy or while lactating.
The green garlic gives the lehsun roti for weight loss a really tantalizing aroma and flavour, while the use of multiple flours gives you loads of iron and fibre, which help maintain your haemoglobin levels and aid in weight loss too. Further we have cooked them with minimum oil. We recommend these protein rich wholesome rotis for cancer
patients and women with PCOS, who often target a multi nutrient and antioxidant rich food.
The magnesium from the flours and the compound allicin in garlic helps in maintaining heart beat and thus makes garlic roti on tava a wise choice for people with heart disease. A mix of flours along with the use of oats which are high in fibre suits a diabetic menu too! Thus this healthy lehsun roti should be preferred over maida based roti to manage blood sugar levels.
Tips for garlic roti. 1. Try to pick out sturdy crisp stalks of green garlic which do not appear wilted, and you should also check for mold and mildew on the garlic. 2. Unfortunately fresh green garlic is available for only a few months in the year. So if you are making these rotis in the summer, use 4 to 6 large cloves of grated garlic instead of the green garlic and add some fresh coriander leaves to add some colour to the rotis.
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- To make garlic roti, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough warm water.
- Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 5 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
- Roll out each portion of the dough into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each roti, using ¼ tsp of oil, till brown spots appear on both the sides.
- Serve the garlic roti immediately.
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This is how hara lehsun looks.
Cut the threads off the end of the hara lehsun and discard them.
Place the hara lehsun on a chopping board and chop the hara lehsun finely using a sharp knife. Chopping it finely is very important for best mouthfeel.
To make dough for garlic roti | healthy lehsun roti | lehsun roti for weight loss | garlic roti on tava | in a deep glass bowl put 1/4 cup jowar (white millet) flour. Jowar flour is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Jowar and all Millets are rich in Potassium. Potassium is critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Hence a good safe food for diabetics but to be had in restricted quantity and safe for those who want to live and eat healthy. Being high in Fibre, Jowar reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the effects of good cholesterol (HDL). See 17 benefits of jowar and why you should have it.
Add 1/4 cup bajra (black millet) flour. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet. Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten free diet. Bajra is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance which is good for Diabetics and healthy heart but to be had in restricted quantity and had with low fat curds or raita to minimise the carb impact. See here for the 18 benefits of bajra flour and why you should have it.
Add 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) Whole wheat flour 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. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.
Further add 1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats. Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Whole Oats have an antioxidant called Avenanthramide (a polyphenol from oats) which helps lower blood pressure levels. Soluble fibre absorbs water and swells and to become gel like substance which helps in the absorption of nutrients like B Vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and Zinc which are key to a good heart. See here why oats are good for you?
Add 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh green garlic (hara lehsun) The most peculiar benefit of green garlic is due to its active ingredient, allicin. This works as a powerful antioxidant to boost your immune system and prevent against common infections like cough and cold as well as chronic diseases like cancer. It protects the heart by maintaining the levels of cholesterol in the body. It also soothes the digestive tract by treating intestinal microbes. Just chop green garlic and use it creatively to make rotis, pancakes, chutney etc.
Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder.
Add salt to taste.
Add enough warm water to make a soft dough.
Knead into a soft dough.
Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
Roll out each portion of the dough into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each roti for 30 seconds without adding any oil.
Flip over and cook the other side. We have still not added any oil.
Add oil and cook one side of the garlic roti | healthy lehsun roti | lehsun roti for weight loss | garlic roti on tava | till golden brown. Flip over and cook the other side.
Serve garlic roti | healthy lehsun roti | lehsun roti for weight loss | garlic roti on tava | immediately with homemade low fat curd or regular curds.
Multigrain Garlic Roti -A Heart Friendly and Weight Loss Fare.
Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. It helps reduce cholesterol in the body.
The use of bajra flour, jowar flour, wheat flour and oats along make it rich in fibre. This nutrient is beneficial for weight loss as it keeps you full for hours.
Mums-to-be can also enjoy these rotis during their nine months of gestation and also during lactation as garlic known to enhance breast milk production.
Oats contain beta glucan, which helps to manage blood sugar levels. Thus these rotis are diabetic friendly.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per roti
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