Flatbreads are the the earliest form of bread. Simply put, flatbread is an unleavened bread, which is made without yeast. Flour, water, and salt are the main ingredients. It’s rolled out flat and cooked. It’s origins seem to be in ancient Egypt but many cultures have their versions of flatbread. From roti in India and the Indian subcontinent to the tortilla in Central and South America, flatbreads are the staple in many parts of the world. You may have also tried the Jewish matzo, Middle Eastern pita or Scandinavian crispbreads, because some form of flatbread is produced just about everywhere. By the way, pizza dough is a type of flatbread, as well!

When we designed Rotimatic, we wanted it to be a solution not just for rotis but a flatbread making platform for families across the world.

The journey has just begun and Rotimatic has served over a million rotis in kitchens across US and Singapore. We are now working on Indian flatbreads such as poori, missi roti, millet rotis with jowar, bajara and even tortillas. We realise the Indian palate is diverse and adventurous so we have already started working on more types of flatbreads. Beginning with Pooris!

Pooris are the food of festivals. Exuberance of life!

This is a beta version of how Rotimatic will enable pooris:

Poori Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups of Flour
  • 1/3 cups of Semolina flour
  • 1teaspoon of salt
  • Pinch of sugar for the golden brown colour

Instructions:

  1. Mix 3 cups of flour and 1/3 cups of semolina flour in a bowl
  2. Add 1 teaspoon salt into rotimatic water container
  3. Fill the flour prepared in step 1 into the rotimatic flour container
  4. Power on the machine, adjust the menu to the correct flour setting, select the amount of poori you want to make and press PLAY
  5. Fresh flattened dough will be “HALF” sent out of the rotimatic machine
  6. Remove the flattened dough IMMEDIATELY from the rotimatic machine
  7. Deep fry the fresh flattened dough in hot oil till its puffed and golden brown
  8. Remove fried poori from oil and leave to drain – standing
  9. Poori is ready to be served!

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It’s no coincidence that both the rise in obesity and the rise of eating outside food have shot up in recent decades. In a system where our food passes through so many hands, there’s little control over what we are feeding our families. Cooking at home is empowering. You can be sure of the exact ingredients that go into your meals. Since outside food has different priorities than your home kitchen (they want to make something irresistibly tasty before considering how healthy it is, most of the time), you can reclaim a pretty significant part of your health by being in control of your food hands-on.
With Rotimatic, our endeavour is to ensure you don’t have to choose between health and convenience.
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Convenience doesn’t have to mean a compromise on quality. We have outsourced our food preparation to supermarkets and with that comes the side effect of preservatives. The surest way to a healthy meal is to know every ingredient that goes into it. By ensuring you include whole wheat rotis in your daily diet, you can be sure of no hydrogenated fats, no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors or colors. Store bought, mass produced food is not the choice of any health-conscious family.

Homemade rotis come with a host of health benefits:

Rotis are made with whole grains

If you make roti or chapati with whole wheat flour (recommended with your Rotimatic), it can be really healthy for the body. Whole grains are filled with fibres and are nutritious. They are rich in carbs, soluble fibre and proteins. This helps boost your body energy, increase blood circulation and keeps you full.

Rotis are nutritious and low on calories

This whole grain is a rich source of vitamin (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9), iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium etc so you should not avoid roti in your diet. Replacing roti with bread and wraps can deplete your health in the long term.

Rotis have a low Glycemic index

Carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and grains are not metabolized into glucose at the same rate. Some are quickly digested, causing spikes in blood glucose and insulin release, while others are broken down more slowly, which impacts blood sugar and insulin levels to a much lesser degree. The glycemic index is a comparative measure of how quickly a carbohydrate is reduced into glucose. Whole wheat rotis have a Glycemic index lower than both white bread and white rice.
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Rotis are easy to digest

As rotis are made with whole grains, it is very easy to digest them. They dissolve easily and passes out into the intestines.

Rotis are fresh

As roti dough is kneaded few minutes before roasting, it is very fresh and healthy for the body. Other breads are fermented and they can be filled with fats and calories. Moreover, flour of freshly made rotis is not bleached with chemicals to last longer. So, it protects your body from, cardiovascular diseases and obesity.

Roti influences vata and pitta doshas

According to Ayurveda experts, roti helps balance the vata (controls all movement in the body, including breathing, digestion, and nerve impulses from the brain ) and pitta (controls digestion, body metabolism and energy production) dosha.

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The Internet of Things is changing the world around us, from the way we drive, to how we make purchases. More devices have the capability to connect to each other, transmitting valuable information to form smarter device ecosystems. One of the things our customers love most about Rotimatic is that with it, IoT has come to kitchen tops. Once connected to WiFi via the official Rotimatic App, this smart machine is capable of IoT wizardry of your dreams!

Magic with the Rotimatic mobile App

The Rotimatic App will soon allow you to make rotis remotely. Say goodbye to any preparation time once you get back home from a long days work,  you will be welcomed with the waft of fresh rotis as you step through the front doors. 

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Control Rotimatic remotely

Start roti-making remotely, change the number of rotis you’d like, increase thickness and roast settings. Basically, everything that you can do on your Rotimatic screen and more. How does getting rotis ready for the kids when you are still at work sound?

Set up a roti-making schedule

If you already know when you want rotis, just set a reminder for the entire week and take it off your mind. In the early morning chaos, when everyone at home has to get ready to leave packing healthy lunch will be a breeze!

Freedom to choose the bread you like

Rotis, pooris, tortillas, missi roti, bajara roti or just some masala rotis. Rotimatic will allow you to relish a different type of bread every day! Just choose the preferred recipe on the mobile App and you’re done. All families have fussy eaters, we’ve got you covered.

Limitless possibilities

Rotimatic gets smarter with time! A connected Rotimatic enables us to keep adding more value to your Rotimatic experience. The video chat feature on the app, takes the whole customer support experience to the next level. Our engineering whiz kids sitting in our Singapore office are constantly working on making the Rotimatic smarter via cool software upgrades. Once they have been certified awesome, the upgrades get released into the cloud after which all Rotimatics can download them and update to the latest version.

“Hey Alexa, make me rotis” is not a distant dream now.

Sometimes, reality is better than the dream :)

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While most of us often pair rotis with dal and sabzi (all time comfort food!), the humble roti is more versatile than we can imagine. From a platter of kebabs to a healthy fruity dessert, rotis are perfect accompaniment to many dishes.

One fine afternoon, the Rotimatic team got together with some foodies in San Francisco to have fun with rotis. We cooked up a perfect light meal of healthy appetizers and dips to compliment the Rotimatic Rotis.
Since the guests were not familiar with the traditional roti-making process, Pranoti (the co-founder and CTO of Zimplistic) gave them a quick preview of what it takes! The guests took a stab at it as well and sure enough opted to work with Rotimatic rotis instead. Guests were divided into small teams to prepare a variety of internationally inspired tapas recipes.  Once the cooking was finished, everyone shared dishes with each other cocktail party style.

Savouries included:
– Chicken Tikka Kebabs with Tamarind Chutney
– Roti “Pizzas” with Seasonal Toppings
– Roasted Lamb Skewers with Pistachio, Mint, and Yogurt
– Lentil Keema made with Indian Spice and Cilantro Chutney
– Paneer and Broccoli Masala with Fresh Curry Leaves


The dessert was most special!
– Sweet Roti, Cardamon Creme Anglaise, Mango and Coconut

If you’re itching to try some unique recipes yourself, here’s the recipe of the delicious dessert:

SWEET ROTI, CARDAMON CRÈME ANGLAISE, MANGO AND COCONUT

Recipe: Serves 10

Cardamom Crème Anglaise:
2 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
2 Tablespoons cardamom pods, toasted and ground
8 large egg yolks
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Ice for ice bath

Make Crème Anglaise: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, bring milk, cream, salt and cardamom to a simmer. Combine the egg yolks and sugar in a medium bowl and beat, using a hand mixer, until pale, light yellow and thick, about 3-5 minutes. Slowly, add half the cardamom milk mixture to the yolk mixture and beat on low until blended. Add the second half of the milk mixture. Transfer the mixture back to a saucepan and cook over low heat until it reaches 160oF or when the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Quickly remove from heat (It will turn to scrambled eggs if it goes over this temperature) and strain immediately into a bowl placed on an ice bath.

Coconut and Mango Topping:
2 ripe mangoes, diced
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut, toasted 1 lime, zested and juiced
2 teaspoons sugar

Mango Topping: In a medium mixing bowl, add mango, coconut, sugar, lime zest and juice, toss and set aside.

Roti
1/8 cup ghee, melted
1⁄4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Brush Roti: Mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Brush the roti with ghee, then sprinkle a generous amount of the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Serve: Cut roti in quarters. Carefully put 2 Tablespoons of cardamom anglaise in the center with 2 Tablespoons of topping. Roll and eat.

Recipe created by Parties That Cook

On a seemingly regular Saturday, Zimplistic office was brimming with excitement. The most unflappable in our team was caught gushing and blushing. How could they resist?

We shared our love for rotis with our favourite cricketer of all time. One of the most legendary batsmen ever, the king of test cricket, former West Indian captain, Brian Lara!  

Brian was intrigued by Rotimatic and impressed with all the hard work and technology that went behind its invention.

He enthusiastically heard all about the evolution of Rotimatic over the years, toured around our office, tried the different Rotimatic roti recipes, recollected fond memories with the Indian cricket team and of course posed with the team for selfies :)

After understanding all the inventions that made Rotimatic possible, Brian admired the spirit of perseverance and resonated with the importance of “preparation before proceeds”.

In Brian’s words, For me preparation was everything. If I didn’t prepare properly, I wasn’t going to score runs. One of my favourite sportsmen, Michael Jordan said that he practised so hard that when he got into the match it was like cruise control, he knew what he was doing. I suspect in this environment it’s almost the same. You spent so many years building a product that eventually it is going to stand the test of time. I am really proud to be here and really proud of you guys for building something that is so exciting. For us West Indians, we have a lot of rotis and stuff like that. So it’s pretty cool to see what’s going on here. Well done!” 

To our delight, Brian is also a fan of rotis, he understands the art and science behind the roti-making process.
We were glad to know that rotis are very widely consumed in West Indies and learned about a popular West Indian roti-dish called Double Trinidad/ Doubles. Doubles essentially is made of two barras (flatbread) stuffed with curry channa (spicy chickpeas). Among South Asia recipes, Brian says it’s closest to ‘Chhola Bhatura‘.
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Brain Lara loves Rotimatic
We were as inspired as we were elated to hear encouraging words from Brian Lara. He too is looking forward to having a Rotimatic at his home and hosting a roti party!

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Planning a party can seem like a daunting task and if it’s a party with kids, the challenges double. But with these roti recipes from the in-house chef at Rotimatic, we have got all bases covered.  Here are three roti recipes that are healthy, quirky, easy to prepare and most importantly, loved by all. As you will see, rotis are extremely versatile and can be used in various cuisines from Pizzas to Quesadillas! Hope these trigger some more fun and healthy roti ideas!
Let’s dive in to see how simply these recipes are prepared:

 Margheroti Pizza

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Who says pizzas are junk and unhealthy? Try the Margheroti Pizza loaded with mozzarella and made of whole-wheat flour. It barely takes any time to prepare, and makes for the perfect comfort food. Kids LOVE it! When too many guests turn up, Margheroti Pizza saves the day. The maximum roast level in Rotiamtic is ideal for the base of Margheroti Pizza.
If you’re looking for something super healthy, check out these healthy roti recipes from Rotimatic.

The Recipe for Margheroti Pizza:

Ingredients
1/2 canned Tomato Pasta Sauce, 300g
1pkt Fresh Mozzarella, cut into small pieces
5 stems Basil leaves, roughly torn
1 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
1 Medium size onion, small diced
Olive oil, Salt

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 °C, stand by baking paper & tray.
Step2: On a medium heat pan, drizzle some olive oil. Sauté garlic and onion until caramelized. Add in pasta sauce and mix well. Remove from heat.
Step 3: Take a fresh roti, lay it on the baking paper.
Step 4: Spread the tomato sauce in the center. Leave some gap from the edges.
Step 5: Break the mozzarella cheese and place it gently onto the sauce. Drizzle some olive oil. Slide them into the oven. Bake for 4-5 minutes.
Step 6: Scatter basil leaves on the top. Season with salt. Ready to be served.

Spinach and Cheese roti Quesadilla

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One word for this roti recipe- Yum! It has cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese, what else you need, right? But for the health freaks out there, it even contains nutrition of spinach which provides your body with required iron. This recipe has a tradition of stealing the spotlight of the party.

The Recipe for Spinach and Cheese roti Quesadillas:

Ingredients
1 bunch Spinach, roughly chopped
3 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp Butter
Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
Cheddar (shredded)

Instructions
(2-4 servings)

Step 1: Put butter on a medium heat pan. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown. Add spinach into the pan, cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until softened. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, set aside.
Step2: Take a fresh roti. Spread the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese evenly. Spread about 2 tbsp of sautéed spinach on top of the cheese and place another fresh roti on top.
Step 3: Pan roast the filled roti until the cheese melts. You can also use a sandwich toaster to melt the cheese. This will bring a crisp texture to the roti and they are ready to serve.

Smoked Salmon and Lemon Crème Fraîche

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This smoked salmon and lemon Crème Fraîche is simply scrumptious – all the flavours work so well together smoked salmon, lemon, sour cream….what’s not to love? With less than 3% fat and a tangy flavour that works in both sweet and savoury dishes, crème fraîche is the ideal ingredient for healthier cooking.

The Recipe for Smoked salmon and Lemon Crème Fraîche:

Ingredients
100g Smoked salmon
2 tbsp Crème Fraîche or Sour Cream
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Lemon zest
Fresh dill (garnish)

Instructions

Step 1: To make lemon sauce, mix crème fraîche or sour cream with lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl

Step2: Take a fresh roti, cut it into 4.
Step 3: Tear smoked salmon into bite-size pieces and lay them onto the cut roti.
Step 4: Put lemon cream on top. Season with dill and they are ready to be served.
These roti recipes will make any party a memorable one with unique combination of being healthy and outlandish. So go ahead, plan a dinner this weekend and give your guests a taste of #RotimaticLife

P.S. Spinach and Cheese roti Quesadilla is our personal favourite. Let us know which you liked from these 3 roti recipes!

In today’s sedentary world, who doesn’t want to have a healthier lifestyle? Eating healthy food definitely tops the list of our goals towards a healthier lifestyle, doesn’t it?

As you wonder if this time your resolve to become healthy will last, we at Rotimatic want to do our bit to help you eat healthy.

Rotis are predominantly consumed in South Asian and specifically Indian Cuisine but these healthy flatbreads are extremely versatile. We do a lot of experiments with rotis, so do other Rotimatic owners.
Combining some ideas from the community, we have churned out three healthy roti recipes to help you stick to your health resolutions.
There is no limit to creativity with food, so go on and add your own zing to these or get inspired by these and try something new.
Here are three roti recipes for a healthy meal:

Roti Fattoush

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This salad, with a roti twist, has almost everything your body needs to maintain its health. It is rich in essential vitamins like Vitamin A and Vitamin C and minerals like manganese and selenium.

The Recipe for Roti Fattoush:

Ingredients

1/2 Lettuce, roughly diced
250g Cherry tomatoes, halved
2 Japanese Cucumber, small diced
Handful of Fresh Coriander
1⁄2 cup Olives, halved
1 tbsp Goat cheese
Handful of Mint leaves

Dressing

3 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Lemon zest
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp minced Garlic
Salt, pepper

Instructions
(2- 4 servings)

Step 1: Wash all the vegetables. Dice lettuce, Japanese cucumber and put them in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Step 2: Half the cherry tomatoes and olives. At the same time, roughly chop the coriander and mint leaves. Put everything into the same mixing bowl.
Step 3: Pre-heat oven to 180 °C. Place 2 rotis on a tray and bake them for 3 to 5 minutes or remove when rotis become crisps.
Step 4: Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients in a separate bowl.
Step 5: To serve, toss the dressing into the salad bowl. Finish by breaking the goat cheese on top and cut the rotis into 1⁄3 to add for some crunch.

Smoked salmon rotis

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This simple but delicious recipe brings out the best in the smoked salmon. Packed with omega 3 fatty acids, smoked salmon rotis will be beneficial for your heart, and for your brain.

The Recipe for Smoked salmon rotis:

Ingredients

100g Smoked salmon
4 tbsp Crème fraîche
1 tsp Lemon zest
1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp small Capers
Fresh dill (garnish)

Instructions

Step 1: Mix crème fraîche with lemon juice and zest In a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

Step 2: To serve, take a fresh roti and add a slice of smoked salmon, drizzle with crème fraîche.

Step 3: Top it with small capers.

Step 4: Garnish with fresh dill. Ready to serve.

Tropical fruit Roti

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This recipe is perfect to cool your mouth after a meal. Rich in vitamins B and C, the tropical fruit roti is a great dessert for the health conscious.

The Recipe for Tropical Fruit roti:

Ingredients

1/2 Cantaloupe fruit
1/2 Dragon fruit
1/2 Papaya
8oz softened Cream cheese
1tbsp Vanilla extract / 1 Vanilla Pod

 Instructions

Step 1: Mix softened cream cheese & vanilla on a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Cut the fruit into small triangles. Set aside.

Step 3: Take a fresh roti. Spread a good layer of vanilla cream cheese, add cut fruits on top and they are ready to be served. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Bonus

Watch this amazing recipe of healthy Chat puri that you can make using Rotimatic:

 

Hope these help you maintain your health streak and give you another reason to indulge in fresh and puffed Rotimatic rotis.

If you try these healthy roti recipes or experiment with other variations, do share them with us. Tag us on social media #RotimaticLife

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We are humbled and delighted to have crossed another landmark in the short history of Zimplistic. At the Singapore National Day Rally speech last evening, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recognised Rotimatic as an innovation that will enable families to enjoy fresh rotis and chapatis without the women having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

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We also had the honour of serving fresh Rotimatic rotis to the guests at the reception dinner post the speech.

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Rotimatic started with a bold idea, a seemingly impossible mission, but the story and evolution of Singapore as a nation showed us that anything is possible. The supportive system and environment in Singapore has allowed us to tackle difficult problems and develop a world-class product.

We want to take this occasion to thank each one of you for being an earnest part of the Zimplistic family. Every word of support and appreciation from you encourages us to do even better. We hope you continue to support us in our journey forward.

We are happy to share that we have now shipped Rotimatic to all the pre-order customers in Singapore! We are now gearing up to bring Rotimatic to the homes in the US.

This is a big milestone for the team, marking the beginning of a new phase – Rotimatic from the lab to the homes. To express the gratitude for the support we received through the journey, we invited our Singapore preorder customers to our office to meet the team, get inspired with some exciting roti recipes, and to take their Rotimatic home.
Have a peek at the event here:

For all of you who are eager to know how Rotimatic is doing in the homes of users in Singapore, here is what they have to say:

Follow the link to the Straits Times’ article to read more about it.

We had a chance to share the Rotimatic experience with Joanna Stern and Geoffrey Fowler from Wall Street Journal. They tested Rotimatic at the Converge Technology Conference. Understandably intrigued with the product, they spoke to us about the inspiration behind the product, the complicated ways in which is works and of course the big question, ‘Can Algorithms Replace Mom’s Home Cooking?’