Roti Chapati

Roti or Chapati

Roti is the Staple bread in North India

Important Things to Know About Roti

Advantages of this Roti

How to make a Roti



Roti is the Staple Indian Bread which is consumed in almost every North Indian Meal, Main constituents of Roti are Carbohydrates and some proteins together with other nutrients in smaller quantities. Rotialong with rice is a staple diet of north Indias and is a good source of Carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and fibres in the Indian diet. Diabetologistin Delhi Dr Rajesh Kesari recommends north Indians to preferably consume Roti / Chapati instead of white bread and rice. But rotis are also of different types shapes and sizes- not all may be good or desirable for Diabetics. 

Important Things about Roti for a Diabetic:


approx. 6 inches in Diameter


2-3 mm.

Atta- Flour for Dough

Coarse wheat flour  OR even better to use a mizture of Soya Bean and Chana with wheat flour and add wheat bran to it. in the following proportions:

Wheat Flour 'Gehu Atta' 3 parts
Soyabean Flour 1 parts
Chana Flour 1 part
Wheat Bran 1 part



Average Diabetic adult is recommended  2-3 Rotis in a meal, 1/2 Roti may be reduced in order to accomodate 1 katori of boiled rice

(Individual recommendations may vary, depending on BMI and other factors)


Mix one tbspn of fenugreek ( methi seeds)  soaked overnight, drained and then crushed,- this makes the Roti even better for Diabetics.

 Advantages of this Roti:

Low Glycemic Index

Such a Roti has lower Glycemic Index than all other Indian breads ( Roti's- Parathas( High in calories) ,Naan, Rumali & Tandoori Roti), Hence it is absorbed more slowly and does not cause surge in glucose blood levels ( causing post prandial Hyperglycemia).

Low Calorific value

The Total calorific value of this roti is not very high, one roti provides approx. 85 kcals.


Roti not only provides calories to keep us going but is also an important source of proteins- in fact in rural Indian Diets it may be the most valuable source of protein.

Improve Satiety

Roti provides sense of fullness and a sense of satiety, which is essential to regulate food intake and diet

 Consult Dietician for individualized Diabetic diet

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Chapati- Roti 



Wheat flour  90 gms   or 1 katori
Fenugreek seed powder  12.5 gms or 2 tspns
Salt To taste


Soak fenugreek seeds overnight. Throw away the water, dry the seeds and powder them. Add this powder to the wheat flour and make the dough. Divide into four balls and roll them into chapathis. Put one by one on hat frying pan ( tawa) and let it remain for few seconds till brown marks appear, turn and pat with a piece of cloth to puff.

No. of chapathis : 4 ( four)