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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.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Breakfast_Ideas, Diet, Healthy, Indian Breads, Kids Recipes, Lunchbox Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 11 Roti
Calories 131kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Beetroot , grated
  • 1 no Green chilli , optional
  • ½ inch Ginger , optional
  • ¼ teaspoon Ajwain , carom seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½-2/3 cup Water or as required
  • 2 -3 tablespoon Oil or as required, for rolling roti , optional
  • Extra Whole wheat flour for dusting
  • Extra Oil / Ghee for roasting


  • In a mixer jar / blender , add 1 cup grated beetroot (tightly pressed) , 1 green chilli and ½ 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 , ¼ teaspoon carom seeds and salt.
  • Add beetroot puree and mix well.
  • Now add in ½ - ⅔ 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 ½ cup plus a tablespoon to get a smooth dough.
  • Add 1 tablespoon 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.



  • 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. 


Calories: 131kcal