Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Multi Grain Veggie Roti

This is a very simple yet nutritious and delicious flatbread. These are made with oats, rice, quinoa, jowar, finger, and pearl millet flour and lots of veggies. The seeds and nuts add a multitude of flavors to this vegan roti.

Why a combination of flour? Sometimes it is easy to use just one type of flour. But now and then if a variety of flours are used in the same meal, the nutritional value increases. The nutrition profile of the grain combinations also help in patching up some deficiencies that may be due to very quick meal options that we may have to take as our lives get crazier. Plus, this type of combination also makes the meal special and gives quite a different feel and satisfaction. Kids as well as adults will love this simple roti. Feel free to play around with different combinations of flour that you have.

Similarly, when a mix of veggies is used in one dish, it gives you the happy feeling of including more veggies in your diet. There is no requirement of making elaborate curries. This is an easy way to sneak veggies to a picky eater too.

These roti are flattened by hand and are not rolled with a rolling pin. The thickness can be adjusted to preference, but quarter or less than that thickness will give an evenly cooked roti.

Couple of other things to note - the veggies have to be finely chopped or shredded. This helps in easy flattening of the roti. When these are in very tiny sizes, they do not fall out and bind with the flour better. Blitz the peanuts to a little coarse powder for the same reason. Here and there a chunk is fine, but they might fall out if they are big. The next important note is that the veggies would also release moisture when salt is added. So it is best to let it sit for a couple of minutes, then sprinkle water as needed and make it into a dough. The water requirement could vary depending on the flours and veggies used.

Using millet flours as well as rice flours to make quick roti is a common thing in our home. Be it this Akki Roti with Dill and Mochai or this Sorghum and Spinach Roti, these are our favorites just like Bajra Bottle Gourd Roti. My mom makes a sweet version with millet flour, Ragi Vella Adai, and that's my favorite!!

This roti has all the flavors init. There is no requirement to have a side for this . But it would be yummy to serve with a side too. I always love salad and pair with some kind of salad. Chutney or pickle would also be great. I love to have this vegan roti with Fresno Chili Pepper Chutney or Kochumber. Kids would love to have it some yogurt. Vegan yogurt can also be served with this roti. 

Though these kind of roti are often made in our home, I made this roti when I was playing around with different seeds for the Shhhhh Cooking Secretly group, and then I shared the Roasted Fennel and Pumpkin Seed Dip and this versatile dip is great to have with veggies and breads, a great one to add to charcuterie boards! When Anu announced the theme as "Flatbreads", I made these again for the theme. 

Shhhh Cooking Secretly group, we partner up each month and share recipes based on a chosen theme. If you are wondering what's secret, the partners suggest two secret ingredients to each other and we cook delicious food with those and some other ingredients too. Then we share a picture to the entire group and the members try to guess the secret ingredients. It is fun! Shoba gave me quinoa and peanuts, and I made this flatbread. In turn, I suggested salt and milk powder. She made this Nawabi Naan that is lip-smacking delicious! 

I am also linking this to Wonderful Wednesday, Share The Wealth, and What's For Dinner.

Makes 9-10 rotis

Oat flour - 1/4 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Bajra flour - 1/4 cup
Ragi flour - 1/4 cup
Quinoa flour - 1/4 cup
Jowar flour - 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds - 4 tsp, black and white ones
Kalonji seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Carrots - 1/2 cup, shredded
Cabbage - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Cilantro - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Mint - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Thai chili -2, finely chopped
Ginger - 1/2 tsp, finely chopped
Peanuts - 1/2 cup, crushed
Chia seeds - 1 tbsp
Water - 5 to 7 tbsp


Add the flours to a bowl, followed by salt and seeds. Add the veggies, mix and set aside for a few minutes.

Add the crushed peanuts.

Sprinkle water and slowly knead to a smooth dough. Rest for 5 minutes.

Divide the dough into 9-10 even sized portions.

Smear a little oil onto a foil. Flatten the ball to 8 to9-in circle of less than a quarter inch thickness.

Heat a cast-iron pan. Drizzle a little oil. Flip the foil and transfer the flattened roti to the pan. cook for 3-4 minutes, drizzle oil on top and flip and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes. Flip if needed once to cook. Repeat with the rest of the dough portions.

Serve hot or warm or at room temperature.


  1. Radha, such a tempting veggie roti. Like how you have used different grain flours and veggies too to make a healthy and filling paratha. Would love to have it with some pickle and yogurt.

  2. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party - hope to see you at the next one this week!

  3. I love how you have used a variety of flours and veggies here! The rotis look absolutely delicious, perfect for a nutritious dinner. Would love to try this out some time.

  4. This veggie roti will surely make to my lunch box this week. I need that extra filling nourishment with nothing messy to have.

  5. These parathas are such an awesome combination of healthy ingredients, must have tasted delicious too. I loved the addition of peanuts. I have never added peanuts to a paratha dough. Would try your version of multigrain paratha soon.

  6. Amazing share. Multigrain roti with vegetables peanut and all the spices sounds super tempting. I would love to have it with some curd only. I would love to try this super healthy and delicious roti for breakfast.

  7. I am amazed at the different types of flours you have used for the roti. These multi-grain veggie roti look so delicious as well.

  8. I LOVED the truly multigrain (6flours) and veggie overload roti here Radha. And the peanuts must be a textural high.. awesome !

  9. What's not to like inthis multigrain veggie roti ! Love how you have used a variety of flours and veggies to make this roti a healthy, wholesome affair.

  10. Multi grain roti with various flours is healthy and filling. Liked the use of quinoa flour in it along with others. Nice share.

  11. ahaaa this Multigrain Roti with assorted vegetables and all the spices sounds super tempting. I would love to have this with some curd .an yum breakfast idea !

  12. Multigrain roti looks so temting and it is a healthy option too. I love it with masala chai.

  13. Amazing use of so many flours and veggies in this roti. I like rotis crisp with some pickle or thick yogurt as a side .

  14. Mix flour veggie roti looks so nutritious and delish.The veggie roti is good to be enjoyed with pickle and yogurt.