Laal roti

Yield: 9 roti

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Flour, whole wheat
1 medium Beet; finely grated
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil; or ghee Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
50 grams Sugar, castor; or jaggery*
1 teaspoon Cardamom; powder
\N \N Vegetable oil; or ghee for shallow frying
\N \N Flour; extra Water for kneading grated


Sift whole wheat flour in a bowl. dd salt, 2 tsp oil or ghee, cardamom powder and grated beet (beetroot), mix well. Add water, knead to a smooth dough.

Divide the dough into 9 equal portions, shape them into round balls.

Flatten and roll out each ball into a disc of 5" (12 cm) diameter.

Dust with extra flour.

Heat a griddle on a slow (low) fire. Cook one at a time, using 2 to 3 tbsp oil or ghee. Shallow fry the rotis by turning once or twice until both sides are cooked and turn lightly brown.


Take the same ingredients as recipe of Laal Roti. Add 50 gm castor sugar* (fine granulated sugar) or grated jaggery (a brown sugar available in Indian groceries) before kneading with water and proceed the same way as directed. Children love this roti.

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