With Diwali around the corner, the excitement has just begun! The prep for the festival of light is in the works. You have plenty of special ingredients on your shopping list, a stockpile of sweets at hand and new clothes hanging in your closet, ready to be worn! Yet there’s still so much to do and so little time! We know how the hustle and bustle of this season can catch you off guard but Rotimatic is here to help and we’ll tell you how!

Don't Stress Yourself this Festive Season
Don’t Stress Yourself this Festive Season

Though enjoyable, cooking for Diwali can be an intimidating annual experience for all party hosts. A feast is expected and only the best food can be served for your friends and family to enjoy. With everyone running extremely busy lives, it’s becoming difficult for people to find time to cook such lavish meals, especially if you live in a nuclear household. But worry not, with Rotimatic,  you’ll have an extra kitchen hand! If unexpected guests show up, know that you can whip up a fresh batch of samosas in a jiffy! If you run low on sweets, prepare some fresh puran poli and gujiya effortlessly. It’s so easy to do with Rotimatic and there’s so much to make! 

Gujiyas Made from Rotimatic
Gujiyas Made from Rotimatic

Diwali is all about family and friends. It’s about the conversation, laughter, and bonding.  Playing the perfect host can often hinder you from enjoying such experiences with your loved ones. Making rotis on demand over the tawa during your Diwali dinner can be quite a challenge. Don’t keep scrambling back and forth from the kitchen to cater to everyone’s roti whims! With Rotimatic, it only takes 90 seconds to make a roti, and it can make 20 in 1 go! You don’t need to leave your conversation every 5 minutes to ensure everyone is well fed. There will always be enough rotis and minimal wastage.

Cooking is only half of the hard work. Hosting a Diwali party also means plenty of planning, decorating, entertaining and cleaning and with all the colors, food and noise, it is a completely immersive sensory experience. A celebration of this scale can be as exhausting as it is exciting. It could take days or even a week to completely recover from all the exhilarating activities.

Post-Diwali recovery requires time to unwind and relax from all the planning and jarring external stimuli. What better to aid you than Rotimatic? You will be able to spend time at home alone, unfettered by the thoughts of prepping an effortless breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just press a button and know that your next meal will be taken care off! Click here to know about more such interesting recipes

For those at a loss on what to gift their loved ones, Rotimatic is an excellent and arguably the best option. Not only will it make Diwali a memorable occasion, but it is a cutting-edge gift that promises health, wealth and happiness!  

Spread the love and light this festive season!

From us to you, Happy Diwali.

Flatbread remains a family favorite for just about every culture in the world, and a complement to every meal imaginable. There are delicacies where flatbread take centerstage, like wraps and pizzas, and then there are practices where flatbread is dipped into soups and stews for enhanced taste and textures. Craving flatbread but unsure as to which direction to follow for a different taste? Here are some of the varieties of flatbread from cultures around the world to inspire you.


Roti
Roti is a whole wheat flatbread native to South Asia and parts of Africa, and over the years gained popularity with the South Asian diaspora now scattered all over the world. Rotis are typically and traditionally used to sop up soups, stews, and curries, but that is only the start. Wraps and desserts are almost as easy to make, especially with your Rotimatic sorting out the most tedious bits of roti-making for you.

Don’t believe us? Find dozens of roti possibilities in the form of recipes over here.

Puri
Puris, or pooris, are unleavened breads also which are traditionally fried in oil. A native to Northern India and Pakistan, you should serve them right after they’re cooked – they’re meant to be enjoyed piping hot and crispy! Favorite pairings will have to be puri and chole – combining the puri’s crisp exterior and chewy interior with chole’s spice gives a symphonic burst of flavors and textures in your mouth.

For added flavor, have fun with various spices to flavor your puris. Ajwan seeds, cayenne pepper, and cumin will all be a good start!

Make Puris using Rotimatic
Make Puris using Rotimatic

Tortilla
Tortilla is a general term used to describe a variety of flatbreads native to the Central Americas and Spain. They are made with precision – maize flour that has been dehulled and treated with an alkaline solution, probably explaining why they’re referred to as “corn tortillas” in the United States.

Hot dogs, casserole, or even peanut butter – tortillas go with just about anything. A frequent favorite is the addition of fillings to prepare enchiladas or taking it a step further on the fryer for some melt-in-your-mouth quesadillas!

Focaccia
Going continental, we’ve got focaccia, a leavened bread from Italy that holds its charm with a variety of toppings of your choice. Olive oil, herbs, cheese, meat, or even fruit – you’re able to give the flatbread your very own personality, right down to its dimples that are made by your fingers pressing into the dough before baking.

Focaccia is cooked on a stone hearth, and could be used to make delicious sandwiches, or soak up soups and stews.

Make Tortillas with Rotimatic
Make Tortillas with Rotimatic

Pizza
And then there was pizza. We pay so much attention to its toppings that we forget that this marvel of culinary delight is a result of a masterclass in flatbread preparing. Those videos you’ve caught of pizzeria chefs tossing their dough into the air isn’t just a charade, but it’s done so the dough retains its moisture, and it’s also the best way to extend the dough without putting your fingers through it. Handy!


Over a quarter of the world enjoy flatbread in whichever manner, texture, or flavor it is served in. The Rotimatic, whilst still improving with many more software upgrades in the pipeline, already allows rotis, puris, tortillas, and pizza bases to be ready at the push of a button so you get to have your own fun in the kitchen.

What are you cooking next?

Anniversary gifts or random surprises – you don’t need a hallmark occasion to go out of your way for a gift or a surprise, especially for a loved one. Perhaps that’s the belief that has been thrusted upon on us that we’re only meant to dedicate hours in our day to day duties and responsibilities, so quality time with loved ones only comes in second place. Well, that’s what we at Rotimatic are out to change.

Rotimatic - Quality time with Family
Rotimatic – Quality time with Family

Time you’d spend on a tedious process like kneading, mixing, cleaning and the likes is now taken care of by Rotimatic. It may not sound like much time at all – an hour a day – but soon after you’ll get into the hang of that additional hour in a day, those 7 hours in a week, and indeed 30 hours in a month. That’s a lot of time you could spend on rest & recuperation. A spa outing perhaps? Netflix with your favourite people? And how much sweeter would those few hours taste if you spent it with your partner?

Indeed, movies and massages are great avenues to spend a day out with your partner, but today, we want to tell you about the charm and enchantment of spending a day in – with a surprise meal for your partner. Your Rotimatic’s already awaiting your commands, so why not press, to impress?

Planning a surprise meal sounds like the combination of the two – the surprise, and the meal itself, and you’re not wrong! And wouldn’t that be a cherry on the cake if you made the meal yourself which is healthy as well as tasty? But striking the perfect balance between the two requires a few additional touches to truly make it one to remember. We’ll explain.

The Timing

Your partner needs to be caught off guard, and at the intended time and place you’ve planned the surprise. You’re already thinking of cheeky lies and fake plans you can come up with so your partner leaves with time and space to get your meal prep up and running, but you’ll realize soon that you’ll need the help of friends and family to keep your partner distracted. The key to this is simple – let as few people as possible into your little plan. The more people are involved, the higher the chances of a slip-up.

Enjoy a meal with your partner
Enjoy a meal with your partner

The Mood

You’ve dreamt about this – the fairylights, the drapes, the silverware you keep in your shelves for the right moment. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the mood. The perfect dinner relies much on its ambience, so if you feel like you’ll have to set up an intimate corner on the balcony or patio, go for it. And get some flowers for a dinner table centerpiece while you’re it, or a Bryan Adams playlist to really set the tone ;).

The Menu

So you’ve got your surprise planned, the mood set, and your cutlery laid out – now it’s time for the menu. With your Rotimatic, the possibilities are endless, and near effortless. Don’t hold back – make sure spoil your partner. Starters, mains, and definitely dessert, go for the jugular. Over here, you’ll find heaps of recipes for any course of the meal, any time of day and year, and for any occasion.

A good starter option will be Spelt Biscuits with Creamy Herbed Shrimp Dip. Bite-sized delights with a zesty shrimp-based dip will tantalize your taste buds, and you’re only just getting started. For mains, why not have a go at a Roti Burger? Exactly what it sounds like, only more wholesome and healthier than your typical burger. Go crazy with the number of layers, sauces, and patty choices to both your and your partner’s likings for your own customized delight. We’re not done yet! No meal is complete without the sweet and sensual satisfaction of dessert, and we’re going to point you towards Vanilla Chocolate Teff Roti. Teff, a gluten-free ancient grain is native to Ethiopia, and a great source of protein and fiber. Who said dessert was always going to be a sin?

Choose from hundreds of recipes we’ve got curated for you, but if you’d like to take complete charge and innovate further, make sure you share it with us, along with pictures and videos!

Indeed, therein lies the elegance of Rotimatic; gifting you with time so you have more of it to spend on the people that matter more. And in turn, giving you the opportunities to surprise your partner with a lavish meal – a real Rotimatic surprise.

If you’d like to surprise someone with Rotimatic as a gift, you definitely could. Just head here to order yours today!

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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