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1 Indian Recipe, Two Ways – WAY Healthier Than a Takeout!

1 Indian Recipe, Two Ways - WAY Healthier Than a Takeout!

Now full disclaimer here guys. I can't lay claim to making those incredibly roti's all by myself. I used my trusty new Rotimatic Machine to try my hand at whipping up some healthy ones.

I used just Extra Virgin Olive Oil, wholemeal flour and water. The machine mixes it together in the right proportions, kneads the dough and even cooks the roti to your desired thickness (I like mine thin). It's incredibly clever and SO much healthier than your usual takeout. I love that I'm in total control of the ingredients too. There's so many unhealthy versions out there at restaurants and take-outs. No hidden additives, chemicals, or preservatives. YES! It also works with gluten-free flour for sensitive tummies AND even makes pizza bases. Blown away. Okay, before I get any more excited, let's keep it simple with those Roti's to begin.


Traditional Indian Roti

  • Wholemeal Flour
  • Olive Oil
  • Water

Cooked in the Rotimatic. If you'd prefer to make these by hand, just be prepared to take a little while longer.

To turn these beautiful hot roti's into something more substantial, I firstly made a traditional cucumber pickle.

Quick Cucumber Pickle:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vinegar (white, apple cider, and rice wine all work)
  • 2 tsp good quality sea salt
  • 2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers

Just ensure the cucumbers are submerged in the pickling water and stick them in the fridge until you're ready to eat. Add a few drops of liquid stevia if you like a bit of sweetness in your pickle.

Turmeric Yoghurt:

  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yoghurt
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Mix well and set aside.

Curried Chicken:

  • 1 cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • black pepper and salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients together until the chicken is well coated.


Now it's time to plate up!


Option 1: Curried Yoghurt and Pickle Wrap (Vegetarian)


Into a warm roti, spoon in a generous amount of turmeric yoghurt, top with fresh cucumber pickles and fresh herbs, then wrap two sides of the roti together and least 3!

Option 2: Curried Chicken Roti


Spoon over the ready-made curried chicken, top with crushed peanuts, add a squeeze of fresh lime, salt and pepper, and finish with a big handful of chilli flakes (plus fresh chilli if you have it to hand).

You can add turmeric yoghurt here too, and even the pickles (if you're super hungry), but I like mine just as they come.

If you LOVE flatbreads, pizzas and rotis, the Rotimatic is super easy and convenient. It makes rotis in 90 seconds flat, make any kind of flatbread and is a healthier option over other carbs such as bread and rice that are traditional paired with Indian meals.



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Happy cooking!

the fit foodie

P.S. Love simple recipe inspo like this? I'm sharing heaps more over on the 'gram.

Editors note: This post is sponsored by Rotimatic. I only ever recommend products and services that we have tried, tested and have genuinely fallen in love with. All opinions and images are mine, baby. Thank you for supporting the businesses that make The Fit Foodie Blog possible.

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Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).


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