The Five Healthy Options To Wheat Chapathis : In India, do you know what is a staple combo here generally? Well, eating roti or chapati with a vegetable on the side is a staple combo. While, there are others who prefer wheat rotis and some people prefer rice with every meal. As wheat is a wholegrain that has fibre, eating wheat is not unhealthy. With every few days, there are healthier alternatives as well that you can swap. You can substitute the chapati with a healthier alternative, instead of eating the same thing every single day. Doing this, will not only give you more nutrition but will also result in a change of taste.
We have listed out some of the healthy alternatives to wheat chapathis that you can give a try!
A) Ragi Dosa
As it is rich in iron content and gives the body energy for a longer time, ragi is one of the best flours to eat. The flour is readily available in the market. All you have to do is it to get a paste-like consistency, just add some water.
As you do not have to knead a dough and do not require a rolling pin either, you can use it to make dosas. To use the batter to make a dosa, simply use a spatula.
B) Bajra Roti
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Another highly nutritious flour that can be used to make rotis and to substitute wheat chapatis is Bajra. Compared to the wheat, this dough is slightly more hard than wheat and the rotis are smaller than usual. The same way as you will have your regular wheat roti, you can have it with any vegetable or meat dish.
C) Jowar Bhakri
Another ingredient that is used to make roti and even bhakri is Jowar. It is usually consumed in abundance in villages of Maharashtra. As it does not have many calories, it is one of the healthiest grains. And if you want to eat healthy and lose weight, it definitely is a win-win situation.
You can try jowar or bajra, if you have gluten sensitivity to wheat as it also gluten-free.
Though it has a bit of it as well, Thalipeeth is another amazing substitute to wheat. Thalipeeth contains a mix of ingredients like roasted tapioca, coriander seeds, rajgira, cumin seeds, rice and wheat. Prepare a hard dough with this powder, which is then used to make small discs. Since it has the benefits of multiple ingredient, it is also very healthy.
E) Tandoori Roti
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You can opt for tandoori roti, once in a while when you are absolutely bored of the regular chapati. Due to its preparation method, it is different in taste and texture. The secret of this tandoori roti, is that it is made in a tandoor and that is what makes it healthy. However, instead of maida one, try and stick to multigrain or wheat roti, as refined flour is not the healthiest option.