Bajra roti is a dish from Rajasthan. It is made from bajra (otherwise known as pearl millet) and has a rustic flavor. It is challenging to make but worth the effort! Though not commonly seen on restaurant menus, it is a staple that is both healthy and delicious!
Bajra roti is the ideal carbohydrate to consume for the management of diabetes. It is not only rich in nutrients, but it has a low glycemic index (GI) too! Low GI foods are foods that release energy slowly when digested. They protect your kidneys from over-exertion and reduce insulin spikes. Thus bajra roti is an excellent option for those who are watching their sugar and weight!
But that’s not all, bajra roti is also high in iron and zinc and has been speculated to be useful for anemics. Its anti-inflammatory properties are essential in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. It also has a high amount of antioxidants and polyphenols making it rich in anti-cancer properties! To top it off, its high fiber content makes it a great grain to battle constipation!
Despite all the health benefits, many still find bajra roti taxing to cook! The whole preparation and cooking process takes 30 – 45 minutes for even the most experienced chefs. Flattening bajra can be a nightmare as it has very little gluten and will not clump and roll in the same way as wheat flour will. Wrestling the dough with your fingers in an attempt to flatten it will often lead to lumps. Using a rolling pin may prove to be a challenge as the dough tends to stick to it. The final product is hardly ever a perfect circle, and if flattened unevenly bajra roti will not cook uniformly!
Rotimatic’s new setting will solve all your bajra woes. With this update, each bajra roti will come out perfectly cooked and perfectly shaped! The best part is, you don’t even need to wait half an hour to make a roti. It only takes 90 seconds! Feed your family bajra roti anytime, at your convenience! It just takes the push of a button. Click to order your Rotimatic here.
Some rice, some chicken, a side of veggies, and you have yourself a plate of dinner. Not that there’s much wrong with it, but we’ve all pondered how different our dinner would taste if bothered to be a little more organized or color-coordinated. And of course, it’s a handy skill to have when friends and family visit for a meal.
What if we told you, you don’t actually need a fancy art degree to figure out the perfect plating for the perfect meal? Let us sort you out with our favorite tips and picks:
The White Backdrop
To get your plating right, your plate obviously is where you start – and this is when you get your white plates out of your cabinets. The bright white plate props up the colors of your food get them more vibrant and add that much appeal to your meal. Simple, we know, but definitely true!
The Odder The Better
Sure, there’s beauty in symmetry, but when it comes to presenting food, odd numbers are key! Arrange your plate with all different elements in groups of 3 or 5 (or 7!). Odd numbers are meant to be more aesthetically pleasing – more so with food!
Play to the Senses
Please your eyes, tempt your smell and tease your tactile senses with texture, touch, and mouth-feel. But you have to be careful, and not tinker with the elements of your dish just for the sake of your senses. For example, garnishing your plated meal with red capsicums simply for the pop of red might sound like a good idea, but messes up the other senses. Does the crunch of your capsicum fit well into your dish, or does it just worsen your mouth-feel?
Having height in the center of your dish evens out the overall presentation of your meal. By layering or stacking ingredients, you give the dish more depth and a beautiful symphony of flavours. On top of all that, it’ll get you a delicious Instagram-worthy picture as well!
Be One With The Nature
The dish you’ve prepared has involved a lot of your love, passion, thought, and technique. When it comes to playing, however, be sure to use a lighter hand, and let nature guide you. Your colors should reflect the seasons and the environment, with contrasting shades in your dish that evoke emotion. Keep it simple, sure, but always let the ingredients be the stars.
Like we’ve told you! In science there’s truth, and in art there’s honor. Food plating is a perfect symphony of the two, and we hope our tips have found you well! Send us your food plating photos on the reviews page of our website or post them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag us.
It’s Monday morning, “today is the day,” you pep yourself, and then begins your healthy diet. Fruits for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and then a chicken salad to end the night. Tuesday? Pasta for lunch with mozzarella sticks on the side, and burgers for dinner with dessert to end the night. We’ve all been there, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Adopting a “healthy diet” right away isn’t as easy as it sounds, and there are ways, simple and realistic ways, you can improve your diet, without necessarily making shocking changes to your eating habits! Let us tell you of some! Plan ahead! Before each week starts, create a strategy. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, with healthy snacks to munch on. This helps you shop smarter at the grocery store in an aim to either gain, maintain, or lose your weight. Remember how that one night you couldn’t think of what you’d like for dinner so resorted to a fast food option? And that one night became three nights and more? Plan ahead!
Don’t be salty! On a good day, we should be limiting our sodium intake to 1,500mg a day, but the best of us always go for well more. Reducing sodium, however little by little, not only lowers your high blood pressure risk but also tames your sugar cravings. Two birds, one stone! Keep it to 80%! “Hara Hachi Bu,” a principle practiced by the people of Southern Japanese Okinawa islands, means to only eat until you’re 80% full. It’s proven that their people eat lesser than most cultures, and live longer! The less bloated you feel, the longer you live – must be true! Peel Good! We’ve been guilty of just tossing the peels of fruits and vegetables right into the trash, missing out on an abundance of nutrients. More often than not, the skin of a fruit contains more nutrients than the inside – like citrus peels containing more fiber and Vitamin C than the flesh. Add color! Be it the yellow of lemon, the red of berries, the purple of grapes, or the green of lettuce – colors contain vitamins! Don’t shy away from adding color to your meals. You could even have fun with it! Challenge yourself to add one more color to your dinner table with every meal.
Munching bowls! What if we told you about saving the planet could get delicious? Swap your plastic bowls for bell peppers – halved and deseeded. Go crazy with your favorite fillings, and add a new dimension to your appetizers! There’s a long list of fruits and veggies that could take the shape of bowls. Please cheat! We can’t stress this enough! Your drive and motivation are serving you well, but you’re definitely entitled to a hall pass and enjoy a pizza or some cake every now and again. Some have a cheat day in a week, some had a cheat meal in a day – whichever keeps you going!
And there you have it – some simple, cheap, and let’s face it, realistic ways to keep our diet in check whilst still making the most out of fun and vitamins in your meals! Think you could do better and would like to share tips of your own? Share with us on the Rotimatic Owners community here!
Mummy wasn’t kidding when she’d tell you the secret to a healthy physique laid in her rotis! That endearing aroma of a flattened dough ball taking shape and color on a tawa is one every Indian household must be familiar with, and for good reason too. Unlike conventional sliced white bread, you’ll find at supermarkets, rotis are rich in nutritional value. A small chapati counts for a mere 70 calories, of which you get 3 grams worth of protein, just 0.4 grams of fat, and 15 grams of energy-giving carbohydrates. A slice of white bread, on the other hand, clocks in at 94 calories, 4 grams of protein, 0.8 grams of fat and 18 grams of carbohydrates. It’s no surprise that nutritionists favour rotis to bread – nutritionally speaking, you just get more bang for your buck! Not convinced? Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits of rotis below:
Packed with Nutrients
While modern bread-making techniques use refined flour, rotis are prepared with unleavened flour and therefore packed to the brim with nutrients. A humble roti contains Vitamins B, E, and minerals like copper, zinc, iodine, manganese, silicon, potassium, calcium and other mineral salts. Whole wheat in rotis is also an excellent source of whole grain, and research has shown that 3 servings a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, so you can lead a healthier, happier life.
High in Fiber
Rotis are simple in terms of ingredients, but complex when it comes to its benefits. Whole wheat flour is an excellent source of soluble fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol levels and helps keep our digestive systems in tip-top shape.
Packed with Power
Contrary to popular belief, carbs are not the enemy! Carbohydrates are in fact our bodies main source of energy and help fuel our muscles and organs for the day ahead. Rotis are chock full of complex carbohydrates, keeping you energized and satisfied for longer stretches of time. Indulgence can be healthy too, and these are just a few reasons to incorporate the roti into your daily diet. From dals and curries to fish or meat, no respectable Indian meal is complete without the humble roti. Relish the spread with a tangy yogurt and a bright salad for a delicious and nutritionally balanced meal. Bon appetit!
Rotimatic is one such machine that is loved by so many families who make healthy rotis every day in their kitchen. Read on our blog to find out more about it. Also, Click here to become a Rotimatic Owner today!
Remember all those years ago when we would imagine robots preparing our meals? “The future,” we labeled it. Well, the future is here.
Be it to ease the burden on our parents to get dinner ready, or to optimize our food prep processes so ingredients are cooked to perfection without any wastage – whatever we once visualized, technology has now materialized.
Where the only other form of food innovation involves improved delivery and more frozen food options, we’ve compromised our health for convenience, and people are increasingly distancing themselves from the enchantment of preparing a meal in the kitchen.
Get on with the times and pick from our list of handy kitchen devices so you enjoy home cooked food without losing out on all nutrient goodness!
We just had to start with this one. Rotis are a staple for South Asians across the world, and while time has become tighter and schedules get busier, they just can’t afford the time and effort it takes to prepare rotis daily.
Moreover, roti-making is a craft – from measuring to mixing, and from kneading to puffing, it’s a skill acquired over years of practice.
Therein lies the purpose of the Rotimatic – a robot operating on dozens of motors and patents, with A.I. and IoT capabilities to mimic the pride and craft that makes every roti.
Where mom would have to get up an hour earlier each day and be the last to arrive at the dinner table, the Rotimatic churns flour into a hot and puffed roti in 90 seconds.
There’s a little something for everyone too – tortillas, puris, and pizzas are also options to go for with your rotis, with many more free recipe upgrades in the pipeline.
Truly a case of one Rotimatic, with endless possibilities.
Sous vide Cooking
A new and healthy obsession has been sous vide cooking; to get your meats and meals to the perfect temperature.
The obvious benefit is doing away with diseases that could come with undercooked food, but sous vide cooking is a novelty that is also meant to prepare your ingredients and meals with the optimum temperature, bringing out flavors and textures that could easily be lost with lazy cooking.
Its smart features allow you to monitor and cook from a distance.
Take the meat, put it in a sealed bag, immerse it in a water bath, and your sous vide device does the rest. The sealing process ensures that no moisture is lost, and the water temperature ensures the food can’t overcook.
The result? Tender and perfectly cooked food that you could sear on a pan for that elusive crisp outer texture.
Perfect Drink PRO Smart Scale
Now anyone can be a bartender!
Make your favorite cocktails at home, or get inspired to learn a few more to impress your guests at the next get together.
The gadget comes compatible with iOS and Android devices, giving you access to over 400 cocktail recipes while the scale measures and weighs each of your ingredients and alerting you when it’s ready to be poured into a cocktail glass.
What a glass-clinking delight!
If you don’t enjoy watching what you eat, let SmartPlate do it for you.
This 10-inch plate is, get this, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled, with 3 mini-cameras and weight sensors. The motive is to make your life of calorie counting all the easier. It’ll alert you if you’ve got too much on your plate, and keeps track of every meal you have on it.
Going one step further, you’re able to connect to MyFitnessPal and Fitbit apps to enjoy a whole new idea of organized food-tracking.
The Tefal Actifry Smart XL is expertly combining convenience with health.
Its Bluetooth capability lets you fire over recipes directly from your smartphone – over 200 of them.
Its premise is simple – to do your hard work for you so you don’t need to stay close and worried about temperatures to use, or when to give it a stir. Health-wise, this fryer prides itself on the least amount of oil used, and it goes a long way!
Healthy French fries anyone?
It’s a great time to be around. We may find ourselves increasingly obsessed with gadgets and gizmos, but the time has come for them to help us our in our kitchens become modern so we can spend more of that freed up time with friends, families, and ourselves with hobbies.
And if these appliances help us eat healthier and feel lighter in the process, why not!
70,000,000 Rotis made by 60,000 families with smarter kitchens across 20 countries. Join the Roti Revolution today! Click below to become a Rotimatic Owner today!
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!
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.
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.
We cannot allow years of innovation to be dumbed down into acronyms and gimmicks. It’s time we talked about what really made a smart kitchen.
Artificial intelligence, or A.I. as it is universally and affectionately known, is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Robots, essentially, and the belief that they could one day perform tasks like and for humans, is the crux of artificial intelligence.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is pretty much as it sounds. It’s the marvel of your things, or appliances, being embedded with electronics, software, sensors, or even connectivity, to enable these things to connect and exchange data. This creates opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world, into computer-based systems. In layman, the connectivity of your Rotimatic allows for cutting-edge features like remote troubleshooting, and software upgrades sent straight to your unit. Cool, huh?
Remember the times mummy would get up an hour earlier to prepare your breakfast, or join up with the rest of the family on the dinner table much after everyone else is well fed? It gets labeled a “responsibility” for mummies to feed others before they are fed themselves. As noble and heartwarming as that is, don’t you think it’s time we offered her an alternative that freed her of such demanding expectations?
Measuring, mixing, kneading, flattening, puffing, and then delighting – it’s a tough job description. And to do it daily, and more than once a day, it gets tiring. Us as humans, with access to new and perpetually innovative technology, could make this task easier, surely?
Here’s where A.I. and IoT charm and surprise – to take over the task previously only you (or mummy) could perform, and to perform better. From measuring to puffing, it’s all distilled down to a push of a button – emphasizing on the “automated” definition of the Rotimatic.
“Automation” is a term birthed from “automatic” which perfectly encapsulates the A.I. and IoT capabilities. The right amount of flour and water? Automated. The resulting dough ball? Perfect, and automated. Flattening the dough ball, heating the roti inside and out so as to achieve a perfect puff? 90 seconds, perfect, and automated.
Perhaps it’s not being celebrated quite like the first washing machine was, or the first coffee-maker, because the concept of a roti-make has existed for a while now. The idea to simplify roti-making has been toyed with, but never quite automated. There is no appliance in the world that learns your preferred roti settings and performs real-time dough ball correction. And more than that, it’s an appliance that gets better with time – with every new recipe software upgrade sent straight to your hardware through Internet connectivity.
The Rotimatic has been a sensation amongst the South Asian diaspora in the UK. If not just making their days easier by pressing a button as compared to ancient traditions of mixing the dough and cooking it on a rock, it gives them the taste of home.
We understand the hesitancy and reluctance to leave something as pure as the taste of mom’s rotis to a modern-day robot, but it is important we keep up with the times. Socializing has become effortless with social media, transportation has reached new heights with the likes of Uber and Tesla.
You could argue food has gotten more convenient, but at the cost of health. Packed and frozen food from supermarkets, or a variety of delivery options for dinner – they’re both meant to provide an easier mean of consuming food and completely takes away the fun and inspiration that comes from cooking a meal in the first place. Isn’t that what a kitchen is for?
Along with the UK, the Rotimatic is available in 11 other countries including USA, Canada, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai.
If you’re looking to be swayed by words of Rotimatic Owners, we’ve got a real-time collection of their thoughts and memories made with their Rotimatic over here.
Or if you may need more reasons and inspiration to get back into the kitchen and make your own dinner, check out our Rotimatic recipes over here, and get creating!
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.
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.
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.
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 ;).
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!
April 2018 will go down as a milestone – for Zimplistic, for Rotimatic, and indeed for our collective vision of a smarter kitchen. What started as a frustration in our kitchen in 2008, very quickly transformed into an ideal – easy access to healthy home-cooked meals, with a push of a button. It’s only poetic that a full decade later, we ecstatically share with you the news of our Series C round of funding, a US$30 million injection for us to finish what we started.
“The future’s ours to knead. Won’t you join us?”
The Roti Revolution
It’s not every day that you see an invention come to life. The idea of Rotimatic began as a far-fetched dream of a woman who has been the source and persevering force behind it. As we announce this funding milestone, we can’t help but feel tremendous gratitude towards our users who have supported us on this long journey and have always been by our side. This is the start of a new era for Zimplistic. We are humbled and delighted to be joined by partners who believe in our vision. Their support is a testament to Rotimatic’s potential of being a disruptor in the kitchen industry, by redefining how people cook with smart technology. Credence Partners, South East Asia’s leading private equity fund, specializes in investments in manufacturing, logistics, information-communication technology, mobile devices, services companies, and consumer sectors. This, along with the support from EDBI, a premier Asian investor firm that is the investing arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, is a strong endorsement and comes at a time when we are rapidly evolving and innovating to make Rotimatic a gadget of the smarter kitchen.
Spending It Right
We have heard and are always listening to you. We take your feedback and your praises seriously and have made it our priority to work towards a cohesive and seamless customer service experience – for both existing and future Rotimatic owners. You’ve heard it before – One Rotimatic. Endless Possibilities. And we’re driven to improve your Rotimatic, one upgrade at a time. From an appliance that once only churned out fresh rotis, we’ve upgraded the menu to include puris and pizza bases. Today, we are inching ever-closer to tortilla, wraps and gluten-free flour capabilities to bring you even healthier meals.
The future’s ours to knead. Won’t you join us?
To our community of 40,000 Rotimatic families, we can’t thank you enough. Your faith in our invention and mission keeps us going, and your enthusiasm through the recipes you share remind us why we started at all. You have been patient and understanding. You have been an integral part of making Zimplistic what we are today. For all that, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. Sincerely from Pranoti, Rishi and the entire Z team.
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This year Rotimatic’s charity of choice is Akshaya Patra, a NGO that strives to better a child’s opportunities by fighting hunger and malnutrition one student at a time.
Akshaya Patra currently supports 1,675,008 children in need. It has 34 kitchens across 12 states of India and provides students with a freshly cooked meal on all school days. These children will not only be able to study more but enjoy healthy and nutritious meals that aid their growth and development.
Rotimaticrotis are nutritious, fresh, homemade and costs just 5c. With this amount and with hundreds of rotis made a week, we can raise enough money not just to feed one child but a school… and we will do it! For the first 2 weeks of February, we will be raising funds by donating 5c for every roti made with the Rotimatic. We will also sponsoring one child’s meal for an entire year for every Rotimatic sold. The more rotisyou make, the more we feed. So spend Valentine’s Day a little differently this year. Spread the love and keep cooking!