March 9, 2007

GAJAR MASALA ROTI WITH GARLIC CHUTNEY

Gajar masala roti with garlic chutney is this week's dish for "G", is my contribution to Nupur at "onehotstove"'s "A to Z of Indian Vegetables" " weekly event. This week's letter is "G". Thanks for hosting Nupur!:)


I am posting double "G"s for this week's letter!:))
Here is tasty and nutritious Gajar (means Carrots) roti,Indian flatbread filled with Carrots,ginger-garlic, other spices and a delicious flavorful Peanut-garlic chutney to go with it.Go ahead,make them and enjoy the authentic and rustic Indian breakfast or lunch!


Gajar masala rotis with Garlic chutney:





How to make Rotis:Makes about 6



1 cup Wheat flour,1/2 cup plain flour,1 cup Carrots grated finely,1 tbsp 1" ginger-2 garlic,1-2 green chillies ground,salt,1/2 tsp chili pd,1/4 tsp turmeric,2 tbsps Yogurt,1 tbsp minced cilantro,pinch of hing(Asafoetida),2 tbsp Canola oil.




Knead all these with little water to a stiff dough,divide in to 6 balls and let it rest for 30mins covered.Roll out each balls like Tortilla and cook them all on a griddle(Tava) with or without brushing little oil until reddish specks appear on each roti.




Gajar Masala Rotis:





Now let's make some Peanut-Garlic chutney for rotis,shall we?!:)


Garlic Chutney:





How to make Garlic Chutney:




1/2 cup Peanuts, 3-4 plump Garlic cloves,2-3 dry red chillies or 1 tsp chilli powder,1 tbsp Tamarind juice,salt,few curry leaves.( In India,you pound all these in a stone pestle and mortar without water to a coarse powder.Of course here, we use a small blender!!)




Toast Peanuts,dry chilies if you are using them,curry leaves until crisp.Add garlic and saute for a minute and place all these and other chutney ingredients in small blender.Blend it without adding water scraping the sides now and then to a coarse powder.






Note: You can add Spinach,or any other veggies minced to make these Rotis more healthful.You can also serve Rotis with some yogurt or pickle instead of chutney.


That's all there is to it folks.Enjoy the yummy Rotis with garlic chutney!:))

46 comments:

Nupur said...

I just love it! For one thing, when the veggies are incorporated into the dough, it makes the process of paratha-making so much easier, and carrots are always available and inexpensive. Wonderful contribution, thanks Asha.

Asha said...

You are welcome Nupur.
We loved it,even my kids ate these with yogurt beacuse it has Carrots!:)
For us,garlic chutney was a fab combination with masala rotis.I am really enjoying your letter event,makes me creative,thank you.

Mishmash ! said...

My goodness, u come up with so many unique creations and variations..Salute U! :) I just loved the colour of it and it looks so neat..i still have problem getting my aloo paratha in shape ;) Its ok, I will master it rt:)

Shn

Asha said...

Hi shn,thanks girl. Of all my creations,I like theseone best!Loved it and tastes great and felt like I was in India in my grandpa's farm house!:))
Aloo somehow is hard for me too.It gets sticky even though I don't add anymore water.I might try using a baking potato because it's floury.Good luck with perfecting the art!:D

USHA said...

Wow!The roti was really intersting and delicious..
I liked your idea of including carrot...Wow! what a colour...sure will try to turn us from our ususal roti to make our dinner colourful ..Thanks for your suggestions and idea to contribute my recipe for Nupur's event.
You feel us as your family members, than being individualized, you suggest, care,correct us ...

Asha said...

Hi Usha,you are all sisters of my heart!!!I do care specially who are new to blogging as I remember how thrilling it was for me to see somebody's comments on my posts.I just hope when I just suggest something it doesn't sound as criticism.You know it's hard to express feelings on PC unless you add a smiley face!:))
You can add Spinac too to make even more colorful!Enjoy.Hugs.

Jyothsna said...

Hey I like ur recipe! Yday, I made regular mooli parathas and added carrot to it, it was awesome!! I can well imagine how delicious your gajar rotis would have been!:)

Asha said...

It was J! Specially with that Lasun chutney,YUM!:))
I still have to mooli one day,I tried once and didn't come out right.I will try again.Have a great weekend J.

Anh said...

Asha, can I come over to your place for this? :D

Asha said...

Sure Anh!! Come on over,you will love this layman's staple roti of India!:))

Linda said...

Hi Asha, I remember one of your very first posts I found on FH was akki rotis with plantation eggplant gravy... this reminds me of that somehow! Looks pretty, super-easy and delicious too -- can't beat that! Too tired to cook tonight...kids gone for the evening... might be frozen something-or-other for me ;)

Prema Sundar said...

Colourful roti sounds interesting and innovative Asha... God don't know how u come up with these different varieties!!!

Chickoo said...

Cool recipes ashakka! Nanu usually stuff madtheeni thuridiro carrot na. But will try your method soon.

Deepa

Asha said...

Hi Linda,you are right!:))Akki rotti is lot harder than these rotis.These are quick if put all masala in blender and just mix with flour,gives a pinkish color and chutney is lip smacking!Hope you try in the weekend when you are relaxed.
Trisha's 16th B'day next Friday,party on Sat!!:)

Asha said...

Hi Prema,thanks girl.Just mix this and that and make something else!;D It's easy and makes a quick weekend lunch.

Hello Deepa,carrot jote palak kooda hakabahudu,ruchiyagirutte.Masale hakidre gama gama anta irutte.Madinodamma:)
I can't wait to see your food blog Deepa.

indosungod said...

Asha Gajar Masals Roti and Garlic Chutney look great. I forget to visit the aroma blog, I am glad I visited and did not miss this. Going to try them both.

Susan said...

OK, it's only 5:10 am, and I'm salivating for your roti with garlic chutney! I love every ingredient in this recipe, and they look so vibrant and delicious. I'll have to try making some. Thanks!

Asha said...

Hi Indo,hope you do,they both go very well together and quick to make too.Thanks for taking time to visit!:))

Hi Susan, what are doing up so early girl!:))
Yeah,they are delicious,give them a try this weekend.Easy ingredients to gather,wouldn't be too hard to make them.Thank you.

Mumbai Guy said...

Garlic chutney and Roti - That looks yummy.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Wish I could taste this one!!! Blogs are so unfair, no taste appreciation only sight!

Asha said...

Hello Mumbaiyya!:) Welcome.It is a classic rustic dish,isn't it? We loved both of them.

Hi K! Yeah!! I would love to taste all your dishes too if I could!;D
Great tiffin box you had there in your blog.Try mine next time,I bet FIL would love these too:)

Sig said...

Wow Asha, two dishes for one event, and both look amazing! You are so creative, the roti looks and sounds wonderful, but since I don't make rotis at home,I can just look at it and salivate. :(

But I will be trying the garlic chutey for sure, I am a sucker for spicy chutneys, and the combination of garlic and peanuts sounds wonderful and unique.

Asha said...

I wonder why you don't make rotis at home,takes too much time,may be? I know It does.Garlic chutney goes well with rice too or even on sandwiches.Hope you try:))

Sia's corner said...

wow... now this is something i have never tried making at home. looks so golden and delicious. i love carrot, be it raw or cooked. so will definetlt try this soon. may be i will post this for coffee's event;)
just had gobi ka paratha ashakka:) today we went for grocery shopping and got so many veggies like alasande, nellikai, small raw mangoes, ridge gourd, mente soppu, palak(its a long list;) i was pleasently surprised to get taali bonda and halasina hannu too:) i felt like a kid in candy store;)

Asha said...

Grr...!!! I want to move back to England!!! NOW!!! Thali Bonda,now that one I haven't heard since I left M'lore area!:)
Better start cooking all those before they lose their freshness.You are a lucky lucky girl.
I just came back from groceries too,all I got is sun-dried tomatoes and Beets!!
You know, I searched in your blog for rolling dish for MBP.Except Akki rotti,you don't have any. I am still looking.This will be a great roti to eat and for MBP.Color comes from the carrots,it's too pretty to eat!!;D
Chutney is yummy too,hope you try.With all those vegs,I don't think you have time!!!:D
Have a great weekend girl,I have to go and start cooking now.No break for me!!:)Have fun.

bee (jugalbandi.info) said...

your chutney just gave me a new recipe idea. thanks. looks lip-smacking. :-))

Asha said...

I did!!!Coool!!:)) Do I get a credit?!;D
Thanks Bee,enjoy the recipe and have a great weekend.

Dilip said...

great rotis...i do like garlic chuntey...sometimes i add some to theplas to give it a nice kick...~smile~...thanks for sharing

Sharmi said...

Hi Asha,
Just dropped by to see your gajar roti. good recipe!!
will be back soon

sharmi

Asha said...

You are welcome Dilipbhai:))
I haven't made Theplas,got to try sometimes.Sounds great with garlic.

Hi Sharmi,thanks girl.Take your time and come back"_

Kajal said...

Hi Asha,
Good recipe with garlic chutney. I diffidently try it before carrot is out of seasons. I love your photo too. You are very regular person. Really you are very nice person and I am always happy to see your first comment. I am not regular to my blog but you are regular to my blog. I am really very impressed. Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks,……………………………… no words to say you.
Have a nice day.:)))))

Asha said...

You are welcome Kajal. I always eager to see what other bloggers post ,so I will be there to say hello!:))
Have fun blogging and visit me whenever you can,no problem.I am always to see you!:)

Suma Gandlur said...

Asha,
Great parathas.
I am asking a question for my garlic loving husband. Can we store that garlic chutney longer?

Asha said...

Hi Suma,thanks.Since it has almost raw garlic and coconut,I don't think you can keep it in the fridge for more than 3 days.But it's so easy to make,you can prepare in a jiffy without having to keep it more than a day!:)

Sig said...

Asha, I don't make rotis at home because I'm too lazy :).. I only cook those things that I can't find at a restaurant or a shop or are really easy to make... I know, I should be ashamed to call myself a foodie :D

Asha said...

HAHAHA!!! I thought so Sig!!That's okay,you are allowed to be lazy and cute!!;D

Vcuisine said...

As you said excellent gajar roti and will try some time Asha. Viji

sunita's world said...

I also make rotis with grated carrot and spinach, but I love your idea of baking them... have never tried making it that way...thanks!

Asha said...

Hi Viji,hope you do.They are easy to make and nutritious:))

Hi Sunita,thank you.I meant cooking on a tava when I wrote bake!I will correct it.Brush some oil and cook as usual.

Anonymous said...

hi asha
i am surely going to try the gajar roti and garlic chutney.

shalini

Asha said...

Hi Shalini,thanks girl.Do try ,it's makes wonderful breakfast or lunch:))

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Very creative idea of adding carrots to paratha... Garlic chutney looks awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Deepa Hari said...

Hi Asha,

I liked ur recipe for gajar masala roti...normally i add only grated carrots or cabbage to the dough and make paratha...will add the masala next time when i make it...

Asha said...

Hi Deepa,thanks.Hope you do and enjoy Gajar masala ones:))

Mike said...

I loved your radish parathas so much that when my weekly veggie box was loaded with carrots, I was thrilled to find this recipe. And I took a picture!

Asha said...

Hi Mike,your carrot rotis look wonderful! Thanks for trying and liking them too.Enjoy.I appreciate your feedback as well!:)