If you are a diabetic, you would know how the condition can only be managed with the right balance between our diet and lifestyle. Diabetes management relies heavily on the diet, which might come with certain restrictions and changes. While all those decadent sweets and sweet juices would be a big no, certain flours such as maida and too much of whole wheat may also affect the blood sugar levels, most of which is used to cook rotis in an Indian household!
A typical Indian meal is nothing without some rotis and those accustomed to it might have a tough time eliminating it completely from their meals. But did you know that you can tweak your rotis to be diabetic-friendly too? While one can always stick to regular flours, adding healthier flours to it may make it all the more nutritious and diabetic-friendly. Here we have a roti made with five flours along with the flavours of onion, tomato, coriander and spices that may work wonders in keeping a check on your blood sugar levels besides giving a wholesome meal.
This five-flour multigrain roti has bajra, ragi and jowar, all three of which are known to help maintain sugar levels in the blood. Where Bajra and jowar have complex carbs that take longer to digest and release sugar in the bloodstream gradually, ragi is enriched with dietary fibres and a low glycaemic index. This multigrain also uses whole wheat and a little amount of besan as well.
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Roti makes for a perfect Indian meal and can be difficult to eliminate from a diabetes diet.
Here's how you can make wholesome and yummy multigrain roti at home:
- Ragi flour- 3 tbsp
- Bajra flour- 3 tbsp
- Jowar flour- 3 tbsp
- Whole wheat flour- 3 tbsp
- Besan- 1 1/2 tbsp
- Tomato (finely chopped)- 1 tbsp
- Onion (finely chopped)- 1 tbsp
- Coriander leaves (finely chopped)- 1 tbsp
- Chilli powder- 2 tsp
- Salt- as per taste
- Cumin powder- 2 tsp
- Oil (for cooking)
1. Combine all the ingredients, except oil, to make a soft dough using some water. Mix all the ingredients well.
2. Now divide the dough into small portions and keep aside to rest for about 15 minutes.
3. To make rotis, flatten a portion from the dough, dust it with some flour and roll into rounds.
4. Take the round roti and cook on a hot non-stick tawa using some oil.
5. Cook from both sides till the roti is golden brown from each side.
6. Repeat with the other portions and serve the multigrain rotis hot.
Try this healthy multigrain roti at home, serve it with your favourite sabzi, curd, chutney or pickle and share your experience with us in the comments section below.
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