Also known as Phulka
(unleavned bread) is the staple diet of India. Served with cooked vegetable and lentils/pulses and/or yogurt (raita) on the side, roti is the main filling ingredient, especially in the North India. Younger generation finds rotis a little boring, and get tempted by western (pizzas, burgers or pastas) or oriental (chowmein, noodles etc.) foods. Busy working couples find roti making quite time consuming or mundane. Non-vegetarians yearn for meat, fish, eggs. However, with the increasing health awareness and preferences for Light & Vegetarian diets, Rotis are being appreciated and adapted in South India as well as other parts of the world. Whole wheat rotis are healthy, filling and nutritious.
- Rotis are made of fresh dough (whole wheat flour) and not left for fermenting (like other breads). The flour is not bleached and has no added emulsifiers etc.This reduces the risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases
- Constipation and other digestive issues are also resolved with the fiber content
- Wheat is a high energy and low calorie food. Whole wheat dietary fiber also helps reduce weight giving the feeling of fullness reducing overeating
- Vitamin E , Selenium and fiber present in is also considered to lower risk of cancer and heart disease
- As per Ayurveda this helps balancing vata and pitta doshas
- Wheat is rich with Vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates, protein, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Contains , Manganese, Selenium Potassium and Zinc are key ingredients.