Everyone has a friend whose mum makes amazing food. One of my friends’ mums made amazing Ghanaian rotis when I was growing up, which I’ve based this recipe on. Mine are fried in ghee and made with flaxseed, which is a source of phytoestrogens, that work in a similar way to oestrogen on the body. This makes this recipe a great choice if you’re dealing with hormone imbalances that might impact your skin. You can find out more about the many benefits of eating a fresh seasonal diet in my book Eat Beautiful.
What are the Nutritional Benefits of flaxseed?
Flaxseed offers several health benefits due to its nutrient-rich composition. It is a rich source of protein, fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, thiamine, and copper, making it a highly nutritious addition to your diet. Flaxseed’s omega-3 fatty acids and lignans have been associated with a lower risk of breast, prostate, and colon cancers, too.
Are you sold? Check out my Paleo Roti recipe from Eat Beautiful, below.
Healthy Paleo Rotis Recipe
MAKES 6–8 ROTIS
80 CALORIES PER ROTI
240g golden flaxseed meal
240g tapioca flour
300ml coconut milk
Pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp ghee
- Heat up a non-stick frying pan, at least 24cm in diameter, over a medium heat.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a jug or bowl, and pour half the batter into the pan, spreading it out with a spoon so that it covers the bottom of the pan.
- After 2–3 minutes, or once the batter fluffs up and looks firm/mostly cooked, flip it over with a spatula to cook the other side. (Be patient as this takes time. If you are worried about the outside burning, just lower the heat.) Transfer the cooked roti to a plate.
- Pour the remaining batter into the pan and cook both sides as above.
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