Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cottage cheese chappatis

Chappatis, also known as rotis are an unleavened flat bread staple food from all over North India. A chappati or roti is made with whole wheat flour and is accompanied with many curries in  India. It is a twist on a traditional recipe by using cottage cheese to make a healthy alternative for breakfast or a light lunch.

Cottage cheese chappatis

These chappatis makes a delectable breakfast when you serve them with Trader Joe’s mango ginger chutney.
Yield: 8
  • 1 cup 100% white whole wheat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or to your taste
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 green chili such as serrano or Jalapeño, seeded or minced (more to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • Extra flour for dusting and rolling
  • 2 tablespoons oil for basting

  • Trader Joe’s mango ginger chutney

Stir in flours and salt in a bowl. Add cottage cheese and rest of the ingredients to the flour and mix into form the dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap. Let it rest for ½ an hour allowing the gluten to develop.

Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Work with one piece at a time and keep the rest covered to prevent from drying. Roll out the dough, using flour for dusting and rolling into 6-inch circles.

Heat the griddle over medium high heat. When the griddle is hot, place rolled chappati onto it. When the bottom is covered with few brown spots, flip to the other side. Using a flat spatula, apply gentle pressure on top. When the other side also covered with a few brown spots baste with oil on both sides and flip one or two times. Remove from the griddle. Cover the chappatis with a kitchen towel while you prepare the rest.

You can serve these chappatis with mango ginger chutney for breakfast or as a light lunch.

*Recipe is adopted from Trader Joe's Simply Indian.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes),,please check out my books, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen and Trader Joe's Simply Indian at my website komalinunna.com.

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1 comment:

  1. That does sound like a great new breakfast idea! Thanks for linking with Home Sweet Home!