Roti is the Indian flatbread that we consume almost every day in our meals. It is a staple diet in India and is eaten with dal and curries.
What if I say, we can make our regular rotis healthy and diabetic-friendly without having to worry about sugar-level spikes?
If you are someone who is a regular to my blog, you’d know that I have always struggled with making perfect rotis- be it in size, shape, or doneness. It was a eureka moment when I made my first Phulka roti.
I remember Mum’s golden words every single time, on how the atta is the soul of soft rotis and how the dough needs to be done right for perfect rotis. I experimented with different flours and ever since I chose good quality Atta, my Phulkas started turning out perfect.
From then on, there was no looking back. I slowly progressed to making different recipes with Atta like Aloo Paratha, Thepla, Kulcha, Wheat Bread, Wheat Pizza, and so on in no time.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ATTA FOR ROTIS FOR A DIABETIC
When Mum was diagnosed with diabetes, I was worried about all the flour and processed ingredients that went into my recipes and took it as my life’s ambition to find out better alternatives. I researched day and night about the important lifestyle and diet changes to incorporate into our daily lives so we could support her in her journey.
To start off, I changed the regular wheat flour to AASHIRVAAD Sugar Release Control Atta as it came highly recommended by our friends and family.
It has a unique ‘Natural Grain Mix’, which is a blend of whole wheat flour, pulse and legume flours, and ingredients like oats and fenugreek (methi). It makes the atta rich in protein and fiber and low glycemic index.
For a better understanding of #KnowGITakeControl, let me give you a brief on what Glycemic Index is as explained by my friend cum diabetes educator.
GI is a measure for food that ranks carbohydrates by how much it affects our blood sugar levels in the body. Foods like white rice, bread, pasta, and potato have a high GI and can cause sugar level spikes, and foods with low GI release sugar slowly in the body thus preventing sugar level spikes. Any food that is ranked 55 or below has a low GI, anything between 56-70 is moderate and that which is above 70 has a high GI.
AASHIRVAAD Sugar Release Control Atta is clinically tested to have GI values lesser than 55.
3 Interesting Roti Recipes for a Diabetic
Ever since I discovered that AASHIRVAAD Sugar Release Control Atta has a similar taste and flavor profile, I have started using it in my everyday meals. For all the three recipes listed below, I have used AASHIRVAAD Sugar Release Control Atta for making chapatis or rotis. The dough is super smooth and soft and it is thus, easy to roll out rotis.
- Chapati Noodles
The first roti recipe is a delicious snack or dinner option that can be made with leftover chapatis.
To make Chapati noodles, cut the leftover chapatis into long strips with the help of a knife. Keep it aside.
Slice veggies like onions, colored bell peppers, and carrots lengthwise. Finely chop ginger, garlic, and green chilies as well.
Heat about two tablespoon oil in a pan and add ginger, garlic, and green chilies. Mix well. Add the veggies and saute until just done.
Add half a teaspoon each of turmeric powder, red chili powder, and coriander powder. Saute until the raw smell goes. Add the chapati strips and mix well.
Serve hot with ketchup.
You may also add eggs (make egg omelet and cut into long strips) or chicken strips as well.
- Roti Quesadilla
Do you remember the Chicken Quesadillas and Spinach Quesadillas that I had shared a while ago? Instead of tortillas, use leftover rotis made with AASHIRVAAD Sugar Release Control Atta to make this recipe. It can be a perfect appetizer or lunchbox recipe as well.
- Roti Pizza
Roti Pizza is another quick snack that will come together in 5 minutes. Prepare or use leftover rotis with AASHIRVAD SRC Atta and keep aside.
Spread Pizza Sauce on the roti. Add toppings like sausage, chopped colored bell peppers, and onions. Grate mozzarella cheese on top.
Heat a pan and add half a teaspoon of butter or ghee. Place the roti on the pan/Tawa and cook covered in low flame for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts. Remove and serve hot. You may check out my Bread Pizza recipe for more toppings ideas.
My mom enjoys eating all these recipes guilt-free and Aashirvaad sugar release control atta is taking care of her blood sugar levels in the body. If you are a diabetic or a caregiver to one, you can add this atta to your daily home-cooked meals.
Do let me know in the comments about what new recipes did you try for diabetics?
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