Beetroot Chapathi recipe with step by step photos and short video ( coming up) . Beetroot Chapati is simple and easy to make Indian Flat bread with beetroot puree and whole wheat flour. It’s one of the easiest way to incorporate beet in our daily diet. Chapati / roti / Phulka is a staple food in any Indian house and adding this deep pink vegetable to roti yields a nutrient rich roti in every bite. Adding beetroot puree doesn’t  give any predominant taste to regular chapathi other than a hint of mild sweet tone. But believe me kids would love this soft pink roti’s in their tiffin box , mission accomplished. As few ads quote ” Taste bhi , health bhi ” 

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Though there is no much of recipe in this delicious beetroot chapathi , still I blog this because its Nutrient Rich and is one of the easiest way to include in kids diet.  You can make either chapati or phulka by adding beetroot puree. I prefer chapati as I pack this for my lil boy’s tiffin box as pink rolls with ghee and some chutney powder sprinkled all over or smear spicy upsaaru khara on it. As he likes and withstand heat and little spice in the food , I add small chilli and 1/2 inch ginger whiling pureeing beetroot. As eating raw beetroot ( low GI) is more beneficial then cooked beetroot , hence don’t steam or cook beetroot prior to pureeing.

Beetroot is seasonal produce and in winter it’s easily available here in India. Did you know , Beetroot is very rich in Nitrates. One of the most important nutrient that helps in vasodilation. It improves blood flow and helps to lower blood pressure. Also beetroot juice can be used as a pre-workout drink as it helps to improve the stamina during intense exercise. Along with nitrates Beets are also good sources of folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. Hence try to add in your diet  in any form at least 3 times in a week .

Other beetroot recipes which I often do at home are Beet Amla Detox Drink , ABC Juice , Beetroot Egg Bhurji , Beetroot Soup , Beet Khanji , Beet Pachadi and Beet Hummus . And the most regular are in my salad or juice or my easy beetroot roti for an healthy diet.

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Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Beetroot Chapathi | Roti is a nutrient rich flat Indian bread made with beetroot puree, green chilli , ginger and whole wheat flour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Breakfast_Ideas, Diet, Healthy, Indian Breads, Kids Recipes, Lunchbox Recipe
Servings: 11 Roti
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Beetroot , grated
  • 1 no Green chilli , optional
  • 1/2 inch Ginger , optional
  • 1/4 tsp Ajwain , carom seeds
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2-2/3 cup Water or as required
  • 2 -3 Tbsp Oil or as required, for rolling roti , optional
  • Extra Whole wheat flour for dusting
  • Extra Oil / Ghee for roasting

Instructions

  • In a mixer jar / blender , add 1 cup grated beetroot (tightly pressed) , 1 green chilli and 1/2 inch ginger , blend everything together to get beetroot puree. Adding green chilli and ginger is truly optional .
  • In a mixing bowl , add 2 cups whole wheat flour , 1/4 Tsp carom seeds and salt.
  • Add beetroot puree and mix well.
  • Now add in 1/2 – 2/3 cup water in batches and bring flour together to form a smooth dough . Add water part by part as it depends on the quality of wheat flour. I added around 1/2 cup plus a tbsp to get a smooth dough.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of oil , spread on dough and cover dough with a damp cloth and set it aside for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes , knead dough once. Pinch some dough, make lemon size balls and set aside. I got around 11 balls of medium size. Close it damp cloth and keep aside.
  • Dust some flour on worktop surface , take lemon size dough ball , flatten it and roll into a round circle of around 6-7 " inch diameter. Grease some oil on top of rolled dough.
  • Tightly roll dough like a log . Starting from one end , wind dough circularly to form a spiral shape .
  • Lightly press the spiral dough and roll it into a circle of 6-7 ' diameter.
  • Alternatively , you can just roll it into a circular disk of 5-6 " inch and make phulka without adding any oil . Or else as a traditional chapathi , you can even apply oil , fold and roll roti . However you roll , beetroot roti comes out well.
  • Heat griddle /tawa . Keep the flame on high heat , place rolled roti on hot griddle , drizzle some oil / ghee at corners and on top . Flip and cook on other side.
  • Apply ghee/ oil on other side too. Gently press roti ,flip and cook on other side too . Keep flipping roti , alternatively on both sides for every 3-4 seconds. It doesn't take more than 40-45 seconds to make a single roti. Once you see brown spots , its done. Remove it and place on a roti basket lined with cotton napkin.
  • Serve Roti accompanied with dal and any sabji of your choice.

Notes

  • Adding green chilli and ginger is optional . You can just add beetroot puree only.
  • I recommend to add Ajwain / Carom seeds , as it gives flavour as well as improves gut health and immunity.
  • If you are on a low fat diet , you can skip oil and make phulka. 

Step by Step directions to make Beetroot Chapati | Roti :

In a mixer jar / blender , add 1 cup grated beetroot (tightly pressed) , 1 green chilli and 1/2 inch ginger. Adding green chilli and ginger is truly optional .

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Blend everything together to get beetroot puree.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

In a mixing bowl , add 2 cups whole wheat flour , 1/4 Tsp carom seeds and salt. Add beetroot puree and mix well.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Now add in 1/2 – 2/3 cup water in batches and bring flour together to form a smooth dough . Add water part by part as it depends on the quality of wheat flour. I added around 1/2 cup plus a tbsp to get a smooth dough. I have added mixer rinsed water , hence water has colour from beetroot.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Add 1 Tbsp of oil , spread on dough .

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Cover dough with a damp cloth and set it aside for 20 minutes.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

After 20 minutes , knead dough once.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Pinch some dough, make lemon size balls and set aside. I got around 11 balls of medium size. Close it damp cloth and keep aside.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Dust some flour on worktop surface , take lemon size dough ball , flatten it .

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Roll into a round circle of around 6-7 ” inch diameter.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Grease some oil on top of rolled dough.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Tightly roll dough like a log .

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Starting from one end , wind dough circularly to form a spiral shape .

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Lightly press the spiral dough and roll it into a circle of 6-7 ‘ diameter.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Alternatively , you can just roll it into a circular disk of 5-6 ” inch and make phulka without adding any oil . Or else as a traditional chapathi , you can even apply oil , fold and roll roti . However you roll , beetroot roti comes out well.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Heat griddle /tawa . Keep the flame on high heat , place rolled roti on hot griddle .

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Drizzle some oil / ghee at corners and on top. Flip and cook on other side.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Apply ghee/ oil on other side too. Gently press roti ,flip and cook on other side too. Keep flipping roti , alternatively on both sides for every 3-4 seconds. It doesn’t take more than 40-45 seconds to make a single roti.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Once you see brown spots , its done. Remove beetroot roti and place on a roti basket lined with cotton napkin.

Beetroot Chapati | Beetroot Roti Recipe

Serve beetroot chapati accompanied with dal and any sabji of your choice. I served with Stir fry tang Okra | Bendekai Palya

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