My household has been loving Quinoa since the time I have introduced it. My husband has grown fan of Quinoa rotis a lot. The main reason I moved to Quinoa is because I don’t eat meat and the vegetarian high-protein options are steep. Initially I was a little skeptical with the taste but once I got a hang of it, I’m substituting Quinoa everywhere possible including my basic Roti (Indian bread)
Most people think that making Rotis of anything else than wheat is difficult because of the gluten content in wheat. But on the contrary, this Quinoa Roti is easy and very pliable. The Rotis remain soft for 2 days when kept in an airtight container slightly slathered with oil/ghee.
When it comes to this gluten-free Quinoa Roti, it has that perfect nutty taste and when you char it while cooking, it becomes even more awesome. Just a couple of ingredients that are easily available in your everyday pantry.
Even if you are not on vegetarian or vegan diet, this Quinoa Roti is much healthier and it does give you the fullness of appetite like our regular rotis. I hope this recipe changes how you look at Roti and boost your protein intake for those seeking to slowly reduce carbs.
- 1 cup of Quinoa flour
- 2 tsp of olive oil
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- hot water as required
- In a mixing bowl, add Quinoa flour and salt.
- Add oil and mix everything together.
- Start kneading the flour and slowly add hot water by teaspoon.
- Once the flour starts binding to form a dough, stop adding water. Do not make the dough loose. It should be thick.
- Place 2 parchment papers and spray some baking spray over it. Place a small dough ball in between the paper and gently roll the dough into round shape.
- Heat a flat pan and place the Roti into the pan and cook just like regular roti.
- The Roti should be not be bigger than your hand else it will be difficult to transfer to pan and cook.
- If you find it easy to make Bhakris, then you can also shape these rotis with hand.
- Once done, apply oil/ghee on the roti and place in airtight container.
Link for buying Quinoa flour: https://www.amazon.com