Kids are back to school this week. Every morning its a big question “what’s for lunch today?”. Enjoying fresh hot lunch everyday at home during summer has got them to not like the boxed lunches. Have to come up with some innovative recipe that will have nutrition, is easy to make and also will look appetizing for the kids.
Given a choice my kids would love roti rolls or parathas or sandwiches as they are easy to eat, with out having to open an additional box for the side dishes ;)..
Both my kids are in different schools starting this year.. Ne is in middle this year and Ni is in elementary. (Can’t use the starting alphabets only to refer to my kids as we are N family :). ) Have to juggle between drop and pick up at different times. Just settling in with the routine hence planned to make roti which has enough flavor, nutrition and one that doesn’t need to have a side dish.. Had some dried pudina leaves used them along with grated paneer and came up with this recipe.
chapathi atta 2 cups
paneer 1 cup grated
dried pudina leaves 1/2 cup crushed
garam masala 1 tsp
red chilly powder 1 tsp
amchur (dried mango powder) 1/2 tsp
oil 4 tsp for making dough + extra for cooking rotis
water as needed to make dough
salt to taste
Take a large bowl add all ingredients except water and mix well.
Add water lil at a time and mix into a firm dough.
Note: don’t make the dough wet, will make it hard to roll.
Divide the dough evenly into balls of 2 inches diameter, roll them and set aside.
Dust some atta on a clean surface, take each ball and roll it into a thin round roti using a rolling pin. Dust more atta if needed while rolling.
Heat a tava/griddle and cook the rolled roti on both sides by applying little oil so that it doesn’t look dry.
Serve hot and super soft rotis with achar (mango pickle)/thick yogurt.
Note: Can be served with out any side dish also. Tastes good. I roll these rotis in aluminum foil and pack it for kids lunch..