- Low-carb rotis can satisfy roti cravings on keto diet
- Keto diet is famous for offering quick weight loss
- You can enjoy these rotis with a dollop of ghee
Weight loss: People on keto diet often crave basic staple foods like roti and rice. Roti and rice are two staples of Indian diet. Giving up on even one of them for weight loss or any other reason is not easy. The basic principle of keto diet is to give up on carbs and increase intake of fat and protein to achieve quick weight loss. When followed in the right manner, keto diet has proven to be effective in aiding quick weight loss. However, to follow it in the long run, or to continue with it for more amount of weight loss, you need to find solutions to rice and roti cravings to make the diet bearable and also easy to follow. So, in this article, we are going to talk about a variety of low-carb rotis that you can enjoy guilt-free on keto diet.
Weight loss diet: Low-carb rotis on keto diet
Nowadays, it is no longer difficult to get access to protein-rich flour options like almond flour, flaxseed meal, coconut flour etc. You can make a monthly budget and order these ingredients in bulk in the beginning of the month to enjoy rotis on keto diet as and when you want.
1. Almond flour rotis
When following a keto diet, the aim should be to get good amount of protein and fat in every meal. Almond flour is protein rich gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. It is also low in carbs, rich in monounsaturated fats, Vitamin E, manganese, and fibre.
Method to prepare:
Take 2 cups of almond flour, 1 cup of flaxseed meal, 3 tbsp of psyllium husk powder, 1 tsp salt, hot water and olive oil or ghee. Mix these ingredients well and knead them to form a dough. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Add some ghee to smoothen the texture of the dough and also add the fats you need in keto diet. Roll rotis with the help of a parchment paper. Use ghee to cook them and enjoy them guilt-free on keto diet.
Who likes coconut flour flatbread? Not me! . Have you tried the Almond Flax flatbread? . Thank me later! Low Carb, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, GF Net Carbs per Roti: 1.5 Servings : 16 Rotis INGREDIENTS 2 cups Almond flour 1 cup Flaxseed meal 3 tbsp Psyllium husk powder 1 tsp salt Hot water (approx 2 cups) Oil / ghee INSTRUCTIONS Mix all the dry ingredients together, add hot water and mix to form a dough. Let it sit for 15 - 20 mins or until the dough cools down completely. Add a little oil / ghee and knead well. Divide it into 16 equal parts and roll it into balls. Place each ball in between parchment paper and roll it using a rolling pin to about 7 inches in diameter. Alternatively, you can use a tortilla press or Roti press. Cook the roti on a tawa or flat griddle on medium high heat on both sides till golden brown. Slather some ghee (optional) and serve warm.
2. Spinach rotis
Spinach rotis can provide you with the nutrition you need on keto diet, while satisfying your cravings for roti. Leafy green vegetables like spinach are good for heart health, blood sugar control, weight loss, high blood pressure regulation and much more.
Method to prepare:
You can take almond flour, flaxseed meal and psyllium husk in the same quantities as mentioned above. Blanch some spinach and add them to the dough. Spinach is a nutritious leafy green veggie that can provide you with magnesium, B vitamins, Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Spinach rotis are going to be delicious addition to your keto diet for weight loss.
3. Coconut flour rotis
Coconut flour is a glute-free flour that is made from coconuts. It is rich in fibre and medium chain triglycerides. It is good for digestion, heart health and even blood sugar control for diabetics.
Method to prepare:
Take coconut flour (2 cups), flaxseed meal and psyllium husk in the same quantities as mentioned above. Knead the dough with hot water and ghee. Roll them into flat breads and enjoy them with a coriander chutney and a dollop of ghee.
4. Keto masala roti
Now this is a perfect option for those who miss paranthas and rotis on keto diet for quick weight loss. It is rich in protein and fibre and low in carbs. They are going to make for a delightful chatpata addition to your keto diet.
Method to prepare:
Take 1 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup golden flax meal, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp carom seeds, 3 tsp xanthan gum (optional), 1 tbsp sour cream and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well and knead into a dough. Cover and let it sit for 15 minutes. Cook rotis using ghee and enjoy masala rotis. You can also make a crispy version of these rotis as shared here.
5. Cheese and fenugreek stuffed roti
The magic of almond flour, flaxseed flour and psyllium husk together can work for cheese and fenugreek rotis as well. While the cheese will provide you with the much needed fat, dried fenugreek leaves are low in carbs and delicious to taste. They are good for blood sugar control as well.
Method to prepare:
Take almond flour, flaxseed flour and psyllium husk in the same quantities as mentioned above. Take 1/2 tsp of carom seeds or ajwain, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 deseeded green chill, salt to taste, hot water and ghee. Take 1 cup of parmesan cheese and 2-3 tsp of dried fenugreek leaves. Make a dough with the ingredients mentioned above. Use cheese and fenugreek leaves for stuffing. Cook them with ghee and enjoy these delicious low-carb rotis on keto diet for quick weight loss.
Cheese and Fenugreek Keto Paratha. Paratha , a category of popular unleavened Indian flatbread made of wholemeal wheat flour called 'atta', hails from the Northern region of India and is as diverse as the population here. Paratha is famously served in the Dhabas of North India, usually with yogurt, pickle and a tall glass of Lassi. Paratha is made in every house in India, and every house has it's own way of making it. You can either make a plain paratha and have it with a gravy, or you can have it stuffed. You can literally stuff the paratha with any stuffing of your choice - from potato to cauliflower, onion, Daikon, cheese, spinach, mixed vegetables, minced meat or even schezwan! Today, I made a Cheese and Fenugreek Keto Paratha. Dried fenugreek loves creamy cheesy flavors and this one here is a perfect amalgamation of the two. Recipe (No Egg, No Coconut Flour) . For the dough: 2 cups Almond flour 1 cup Flaxseed flour 3 tbsp Psyllium husk powder 1/2 tsp carrom seeds (optional) 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional) 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional) 1 green chilli, de-seeded and chopped (optional) Salt to taste Hot water Oil / ghee For the stuffing: 1 cup of any cheese of your liking, I used ricotta with parmesan. 2-3 tsp of dried fenugreek leaves. Instructions: Mix the ingredients listed under dough and roll it into small balls. Flatten the ball, spoon in cheese and sprinkle it with fenugreek leaves. Make sure not too put too much of the fenugreek leaves as they have a strong flavor. Carefully Wrap up the stuffing to form a ball. Now place the ball in between parchment paper and using a rolling pin, flatten it to form round paratha. Heat a little Ghee in a cast iron pan / tawa and cook the paratha on both sides till golden brown. Put a dollop of butter on the paratha and serve hot with pickle and yogurt. Hope you enjoy this recipe. Feel free to write to us @theketoepoch if you have any doubts. Happy Keto-ing Family!
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