Zero Oil Rotis and Parathas Recipes, Indian Veg No Oil Roti Recipes
Rotis and parathas are the staple food of India in most parts of the country. Paired with a sabzi it features on lunch and dinner menus. The whole idea behind coming up with this new section on “Zero Oil Rotis and Parathas” is not to totally preclude the intake of oil and ghee from your diet but just to restrict it to the prescribed limit per day and help balance your daily calorie intake.
While these recipes are zero oil or fat free, we do not recommend a complete zero oil or fat free diet. This is because some quantity of fat is needed for our body functions. It is when we consume excess fat, it gets deposited in the body and can be a ladder to many other diseases apart from weight gain and increased waist line. Instead avoid all the fried and processed foods and opt for small quantity (3 to 4 teaspoon) of olive oil, coconut oil or peanut oil. Check out Which Oils are the Healthiest.
By including a zero oil sabzi and roti as one meal in your daily diet, you can curb the intake of excess fats and calories. This helps you to enjoy both your favourite dishes and good health without worrying about an increasing waistline.
Healthy Zero Oil Indian Rotis
Wheat is the most common flour which people reach out for to make rotis. It is definitely a healthier option than refined maida which is devoid of most nutrients, especially fiber which is needed for a healthy gut.
You can also explore other flours too. Ragi Roti Made with nachni flour (red millet flour) is highly nourishing. This is one cereal which helps to build your calcium stores and build strong bones. You can gain 13% of your daily calcium intake with Ragi Roti.
Ragi is also rich in magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance and thus is suitable for diabetics.
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti is yet another option to feat on as a Zero Oil Indian Roti. Bajra is a flour which is brimming with iron – a nutrient needed to supply oxygen to all parts of the body and avoid fatigue and tiredness. The grated garlic and spring onions along with cauliflower really rev up the flavour of these rotis. The sulfur compounds in spring onions are known to keep blood pressure under check. Cauliflower is extremely low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels.
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Oats Mooli Roti is what you could call ‘finger-licking’ tasty! As it is, grated radish and coriander imparts a wonderful taste to this dish. A couple of spice powders are added to the dough to give the Zero Oil Oats Mooli Roti a lip-smacking flavour. Oats being good in fiber (2.2 g/ roti) help in weight loss, manage blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels and keep constipation at bay. Feat of these rotis with a bowl of probiotic curd to complete your meal. The fiber from roti and protein from curd is sure to satiate your taste buds and stomach both. Further you can definitely add a bowl of salad to this meal too.
Oats Mooli Roti, Zero Oil Oats Mooli Roti
Suva Chawal Roti is another zero oil Indian bread, but since it has rice flour as its main ingredient, we suggest this roti on a highly occasional basis.
Healthy Zero Oil Indian Parathas
Parathas are thick and considered more satiating than rotis. But one should be conscious of eating less number of parathas than rotis too as they bottle up more calories in them too.
Here we have a few parathas using a variety of ingredients as a stuffing. The most stuffing we can think of is of mixed vegetable. Tandoori Paratha is a perfect example of this which has its unique and enthralling flavours from the Indian tandoori masala and red chilli paste. Moreover, these parathas are cooked on an open flame, which gives it a more flavourful touch.
Another option is Zero Oil Masala Paratha. The name itself is revealing. Yes, you have guessed it right. It is a stuffed paratha which has a masala of roasted onion with fennel seeds, coriander seeds, amchur powder, chilli flakes and salt. Since they are made without oil, you need to serve them immediately.
Roasted besan has a rich and appetising aroma, a property that is usually used well in the realm of sweets. However, we have innovatively used roasted besan along with taste givers like ginger-green chilli paste, as the stuffing for this whole wheat dough. The result is Zero Oil Besan Paratha. These Besan Paratha provide 6.7 g of protein per paratha.
Cooking these rotis and parathas on a slow to medium flame in recipes where suggested is the trick, so they cook well uniformly and remember to serve them immediately to avoid becoming chewy. Enjoy these zero oil recipes without any guilt, but only occasionally. Also do not forget that moderation is always the key to a healthy lifestyle.
We hope you enjoy our other Oil Free Sections listed below.
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Zero Oil Rice / Biryani / Pulao Recipes
Zero Oil Dals, Kadhis Recipes
Zero Oil International Recipes
Zero Oil Salads Recipes
Zero Oil Snacks Recipes
Zero Oil Soups Recipes
Zero Oil Subzis Recipes