Gur ki Roti/ Jaggery Flatbread
Fireplace, Bonfire, Blankets, duvets, shawls, caps, gloves: All these things remind you of cozy cozy winters, don’t they?
Winters not only bring a change in our clothing but also bring a significant change in our food. During winters we prefer eating hot or warm food. Sardiyon ki meethi dhoop mein eating warm wintery food is total bliss!!
One such delicacy which is an absolute winter delight is Gur ki Roti.
These flatbreads or Rotis are made with Whole wheat flour. Jaggery water is used to bind the flour. Aromatic spices such as Cardamom and fennel are added to the dough to give extra flavors. Sesame seeds are optional, however I highly recommend them as they are a good source of calcium and vitamin E.
Jaggery is an excellent source of Iron, and is a very good natural blood purifier.
What else do you want from a Roti/ chapati when it is packed with all the minerals and vitamins?
Serve it with curd, butter or ghee.
My family loves to eat these delicious sweet flatbreads with pickles and green chilies. Pickle make these rotis an excellent
combo of sweet and sour, while chillies give it that hot punch.
Let's see how to make it.INGREDIENTS:
Whole Wheat Flour/ Atta- 2 cups
Water- 1 cup
Jaggery/ Gur- 1 cup
Fennel seeds/ Saunff- 2 teaspoon
Sesame seeds/ Til- 1 tablespoon
Green Cardamom- 4, husks removed.
Ghee or Oil as required
Dry flour to roll chapatisDIRECTIONS:
In a pan put water and jaggery and cook on a slow flame till the jaggery dissolves.
Cool completely. Once cooled strain the jaggery liquid.
Coarsely grind the cardamom seeds.
Combine the wheat flour, melted jaggery water, fennel seeds, sesame seeds and crushed cardamom seeds in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-stiff dough.
If you want you can add little bit of more water.
Cover and keep aside the dough for 15-20 minutes.
After that give the dough a quick knead again.
Divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
With the help of a rolling pin and dusted dry flour on counter top roll out each portion into a (6") diameter circle.
Heat a non-stick tawa (griddle) and cook on one side for few seconds.
Flip it over. Cook on other side too for few seconds.
Apply some ghee on top and flip again. Press gently with the help of a spatula.
Cook till it turns golden brown in colour.
Flip again and cook on other side too.
Your Gur Roti is ready.
You can serve with curd, chilli pickle, pickle, butter.
This recipe is contributed to the 59th theme of the group Healthy Wellthy Cuisines.
Where the theme is 'Winter Delights At HW'.
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