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Is Tandoori roti good for health [NO, it Isn't But I eat soft oil-free wheat tandoori chapatis daily]

Tandoori roti is delicious and quite addictive too, but is it good for your health?Is there something called tandoori roti health risk? Yes and no. 

Yes, if you order it outside. 

What is tandoori roti made up of?

The reason these Indian flatbreads have earned a bad reputation is that they are made with maida or refined flour, which is only empty calories. Then they use dalda or hydrogenated fat to make the roti soft. remember, tandoori roti is an addiction and I am addicted to it but one made at home with wholesome ingredients. 

How to make tandoori roti at home

easy tandoori roti on tawa with whole wheat gehu

At home, making quick tandoori roti on tawa is a breeze!

  so here's how I do it to avoid all the health risks associated with restaurant tandoori roti. we can easily make soft atta tandoori roti on tawa too. yes, tandoor cooking is good but maida isn't. 
start by adding water to a bowl. throw in methi powder and flaxmeal. You can skip both if you want. but I suggest adding the two ingredients in your chapatis and breads because they keep a check on postgrandial blood glucose, that is blood sugar post meal.


we dont need oil or ghee in this tandoori roti making process because we will be kneading a very soft dough to make soft chapatis. that's the secret.
stir in whole wheat or gehu ka atta and make a soft dough. i dont knead my chapati dough much. rather, I simply stir it with a spoon or spatula until it looks mixed and then top it with water. let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes before making chapatis .


Let's make tandoori rotis on tawa easily.

roll out a chapati and sprinkle water on top. heat a skillet and place the wet side on the tawa so that it sticks to the skillet. cook on a low flame until you see bubbles all over. it will take a couple of minutes only. now flip tawa directly on flame and cook the roti on all sides with the flame on high.
bus ji ho gaya.

Your soft tandoori roti is ready. it's soft, healthy, and lightweight too. enjoy with dal and sabzi or any royal treats. 
Ravneet Bhalla is a desi girl and loves her ethnic food. how did you find making tandoori roti on tawa? do share in comments. please please please give me a thumbs up so I am motivated to keep posting. take care until we meet next. cya.

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