Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pudina Roti - पुदीना रोटी (Minty Flat Bread)

Hello Friends,


I had planted 2 mint plants last year in my small garden while everyone else was at the verge of dying (fall). But, guess what, I couldn't have believed it, the mint survived and kept spreading . It is not a big tree, but it is somehow creeping on the ground and has grown a bit. 


I have been plucking it once in a while to flavor my food, but this time I decided to try something "pudina (mint)" special. Now, what better way then to make pudina roti or rice. Everyone in my house is a roti fan, so thought of going with that. Before this, I had never made or eaten minty flat bread. So, googled and found quite a few different recipes. I took all the tips from everywhere, and here is the version that I liked and went for and boy am I glad I did, as we all loved it :)

Pudina Roti - पुदीना रोटी (Minty Flat Bread)
Ingredients
Whole Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Pudina (Mint leaves) - 2 cups (Fully packed)
Onion - 1 cup, finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chili - 2, finely chopped or you can use red chili powder, whichever you prefer
Amchur (Mango Powder) - 1 tsp
Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) Powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Preparation

  • Take a wide non-stick pan and add oil to it.
  • Add onion and fry till they are translucent.
  • Add all other ingredients except flour and mix well and let them cook/fry for 2-3 min.
  • Don't let pudina leaves wilt, we just want them nicely mixed and flavored with spices and oil.
  • Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down.
  • Add the pudina mix in the flour and mix well, don't add any water right now.
  • After flour is completely mixed with pudina leaves, add warm water little by little and make into a smooth dough, just like any other flat bread dough.
  • Heat a griddle on medium heat.
  • Pinch a lemon size ball from the pudina roti dough and roll it into a desired sized circle of usual flat bread thickness.
  • Place the roti on the griddle and by brushing very little oil or ghee, cook on both sides till nice golden spots appear, which means they are ready to be eaten.

Serving
Serve warm with your favorite chutney/pickle (you see sweet lime pickle made by my SIL in the pic) or gravy curry and yogurt or any other way you like. My son loved it just as it is, with nothing to go by.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.

33 comments:

Ila said...

yummy and healthy :)

Latha said...

Love pudina in anything...delicious roti.

SS blogs here said...

Hey Priya.. lovely to hear your mint is doing well. I just planted some.. let's see if it takes root. The rotis look very tasty!

divya said...

Such a lovely pic, really attractive color and very tempting too…looks mouthwatering ....

Archana said...

Looks great. Want to come over for lunch,dinner, tea, breakfast.

I do love the way pudina grows and such an amazing colour it has when it is tender. I fully agree its an great herb.

Try making iced tea with it.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lucky to have mint plant, and the rotis look wonderful!

aipi said...

Delicious- I love the flavour of mint...its so refreshing and yumm!

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Kamakshi Prasanna said...

yummy!!!I am making this today...

savitha ramesh said...

Love mint with anything.flavourful rotis make my day.

Authenticoriyafood said...

Yummy pudina rotis...i love the smell of pudina and m sure this will be one refreshing meal accompanied with any raita!!

Treat and Trick said...

Great combo and it looks tasty!

Madhavi said...

WOW pudina roti..love it. Roti looks super :)

Priya said...

Love minty flavoured rotis, looks marvellous..

foodiecorner said...

Me too hearing Pudina Roti for the first time.. This looks yummy , wud luv to try it out..

Sweet Artichoke said...

Scrumptious rotis! I have mint on my balcony, too, will try out your recipe soon :-)

Suja Sugathan said...

Mint flavored rotis sounds great dear..yummy

Kiran said...

Dear Priya,

Love the new look of your blog and the delicious pudina roti.

? said...

Must try this technique next time.
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sonu said...

looks awesomely delicious !

R said...

looks really yummy priya!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow.. such a flavorful roti.. Love mint in any form.. Delish...

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Torviewtoronto said...

love the spicy flavours delicious roti

SouthindianHome said...

Love the mint flavor in the roti

Priya (elaichii) said...

Very yummy and flavorful roti!

sangeeta said...

We love pudina paratha too. I do not add turmeric n dhaniya powder to my pudina paratha but his masala pudina paratha looks yummy n just a bowl of yogurt will be great with it...

Raji said...

Delicious flavours....yummy rotis.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Yummy pudina roti..healthy too

Rumana Rawat said...

I will try this on this weekend :) interesting:)

Krishnaveni said...

looks so flavourful and yummy

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...love Minty flavor...hru doing priya..
Sanyukta
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simply.food said...

These sound really delicious.

Now Serving said...

flavorful rotis - look perfect!

Ayshwarya Singh said...

I thought about trying this recipe but it looked complicated so I just ordered it form restaurant. Result was a solid and taste is like wow. chowringhee satya niketan menu

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