Alu (Potato) Parathas, Zucchini Raita

Red Rotito Rolling Board with wooden rolling pin

Vidya Tiru, author from the Book & Food blog MyRandRSpace tested the Rotito Rolling Board Set and in her words: “The Rotito fulfilled a need I did not know I had.”

She was kind enough to let us share her tasty recipe on our blog.

Alu (Potato) Parathas

What you need: 

1 1/2 cup wheat flour
1 russet potato (boiled and peeled)
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 lime – juice from 1/2 a lime
Salt per taste – a little is more than enough for this
Flour for dusting

How to make:

  1. I put them all together (except the flour for dusting!) in my faithful old food processor and had the dough ready in a couple of minutes. If needed, you can add a couple of spoons of water, but I did not need it.
  2. Divide the dough into about 8 to 10 smooth rolls.
  3. Now use your rolling pin to flatten to a circle.
  4. Place on heated tawa and flip it over to cook both sides – each side until golden-brown spots appear. You can also add a pat of ghee around the edges to enhance the flavor.
  5. Serve with zucchini raita.

Zucchini Raita

What you need:

2 medium zucchini (shredded/julienned)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1 dry red chili (or to taste)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1 1/2 cup plain yogurt

How to make:

  1. Shred the zucchini and keep aside (I used my new 3-blade vegetable peeler for this and it worked out great)
  2. Heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds, once it sputters, add the red chili and the urad dal.
  3. When the dal turns golden brown, add the shredded zucchini and saute for a couple of minutes. Let it cool.
  4. Beat the yogurt well, add salt to taste and add the prepared zucchini.
  5. Ready to serve with your parathas now.

And this is what Vidya had to say about the Rotito Rolling Board Set:

The Rotito fulfilled a need I did not know I had.It looks great on my kitchen counter – adds a splash of color. The board itself is sturdy and provides me additional height over the counter-top. This made me realize that I was bending over a bit earlier – pre-Rotito – to roll out rotis – and would sometimes end up with sore shoulders, achy back, and more. Now, the additional height provides loads of relief – thus the need I did not know I had!

The steel container for flour is a great addition – I do not now need to go hunting for a plate or bowl to put flour in for dusting each time – it is already there!The dough does not stick to the board, even if – as my little one did in her excitement – one manages to roll it too hard and too much. That is definitely a plus point.

It is easy to clean as well. One other use for the flour container I found – for misshapen rotis (both by me and my little one) – I used the lid to get a perfect circle!

You can see that in the collage up there.GitaDini offered me three different rolling pins to try out and compare with the Rotito set and I liked them all for different reasons but my favorite one has to be the widest rolling pin. The two thinner ones are tapered pins and seem to help in rolling it thinner and more evenly while the widest one which is not tapered but has handles helps to flatten the dough efficiently as I begin making the chapattis. I am noticing that I use the widest one lot more. My little girl loved the middle one – she felt it was just right – like Goldilocks :).The Rotito is now a gadget that will be used often by me and my little girl too!

Thanks, Vidya for your great review. We’re pleased to hear our Rotito Rolling Board is now making your life easier!