For this August Bread Bakers Challenge , the theme chosen was gluten free breads may be yeasted / non yeasted by Stacy of Food Lust People Love.
I used Fingermillet flour to make Aloo Nachini Roti. It translates to potato fingermillet Flatbread. Fingermillet is rich in calcium and is commonly given to pregnant and lactating mothers.
Fingermillet porridge is commonly given to babies in India while in the weaning phase.
There are many Indian recipes using this healthy millet. Here , I am sharing the recipe of a flatbread with fingermillet.
2 cup finger millet flour
Half cup warm water
1 cup mashed potato
1 onion finely chopped
2 green chilli chopped
Salt to taste
2 tbs Chopped coriander leaves
Vegetable oil as required
In a bowl , add the fingermillet flour , rice flour , salt and mix well.
Add the chopped onion , green chilli , coriander leaves and mix well .
Now , add the mashed potato and mix well.
Sprinkle little warm water at a time and mix the dough with a wooden spatula. Don't add half cup of water at one time. The dough must be in cookie consistency.
Let the dough rest for ten minutes.
Heat a tawa / griddle on medium heat.
Apply oil to your hands and take a small portion of dough and flatten with your hand or use a wooden roller.
Cook the fingermillet roti on the heat tawa on medium flame.
Turn to other side after five minutes and brush little oil on top side.
Aloo Nachini Roti is ready to serve .
Serve with curd or pickle of your choice.
I served with Homemade SouthIndian Mango Pickle.
Use a glove if you don't want the dough to stick in your hands .
Traditionally , the roti are cooked on a tawa placed on a wood fired stove . They will place a ball of dough on the hot tawa and flatten with the wet hand to avoid heat.
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. http://www.pinterest.com/flpl/bread-bakers/ Links are also updated after each event on the BreadBakers home page. http://www.foodlustpeoplelove.com/p/breadbakers.html We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.