Have you ever tried multigrain roti? Pol roti is a popular Sri Lankan dish that we eat for breakfast or even for dinner. Now, this is another version of traditional Sri Lankan pol roti. Earlier I shared the traditional way of cooking Sri Lankan pol roti. However, I usually try different flour and different ingredients for the same pol roti recipe to get different flavours. So, this multigrain roti is another experiment in my Sri Lankan kitchen. Hope you’ll like it too. Also don’t forget to look at more info about toasters as it is a must have in any kitchen.
Now we have 3 members at our home. But, the truth is I don’t specially cook for my son. After he reached age one, I started introducing him our same food. But, I adjust our cooking to suit with his nutrient needs and taste. So, this multigrain roti is an adapted recipe from Pol roti recipe to suit a toddler/preschooler. If you are a mom looking for Sri Lankan toddler food ideas, try this multigrain roti for breakfast or dinner. Your kid will love it and of course, he will get more nutrients than from a traditional pol roti. Or you can even try this tofu roti which is packed with protein.
This time, I used mung bean flour, chickpea flour, and rice flour together with all-purpose flour. Instead of traditional lunu miris or katta sambola which we serve with pol roti, I cooked mild spicy dhal curry to eat with this roti. From Digital Health Post I always find the reviews of good products and those also give me ideas to cook healthy foods.
Anyway, here is my version of Multigrain Roti. Try it! If you look for more recipe ideas then check this soft idli recipe too.
Recipe: Multigrain Roti – The Sri Lankan Style Multigrain Pol Roti
Ingredients (for 5-6 nos)
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup Mung Bean Flour
½ cup chickpea flour
½ cup rice flour
2 cups freshly grated coconut
1 onion sliced
1-2 green chili sliced
1 sprig of curry leaves sliced
2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste (about ½ tsp)
Water (about ½ cup)
Sift all flour types with all-purpose flour in a bowl, then all flour types will mix well.
Slice onion, green chili & curry leaf into small pieces. Add these to the bowl which contains flour. Also, add grated coconut and butter.
Add some salt as per taste. Mix all.
Once mixing all the ingredients, then add water gradually & make dough.
Once you have roti dough, make small balls (golf ball sized) from the dough.
Now it is time to cook roti.
Spread some flour on a chopping board or a plate, and flatten this small ball of dough to a round flat shape (Roti shape).
You can use a cutter to get a nice round shape or use your hand to make it nice.
Then, heat a flat pan.
Place this flat roti on it and Cook for a few minutes turning both sides. Cook multigrain roti until both sides get slightly roasted.
Since we added butter to the dough, there is no need to add oil to the pan when you cook multigrain roti. It will not stick to the pan.
Once both sides are cooked well (slightly roasted) It is ready to serve.
Continue the same procedure with the remaining dough.
Healthy multigrain roti is ready to serve with dhal curry or any other curry. If you serve kids, try this white fish curry too.
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