Simple and versatile flatbread that goes well with all dishes whether a vegetable or a curry. Rotis are the most commonly eaten bread in Indian homes and at the heart of every Indian kitchen.
Serves: 4 people
Prep : 15 mins
Cooking : 20 mins
Health Hack: Rotis are made from whole wheat flour and therefore naturally high in fiber and iron. They are full of nutrients, packed with energy and promotes healthy digestion.
- Whole Wheat or Chapatti Flour – 280gms
- Salt (optional) – ½ tsp
- Water – 200mls approx.
- Oil – 2 tbsp
- Ghee or melted butter – 3 tbsp
- To make the dough first mix the flour, salt and oil together in a large bowl.
- Add water gradually, kneading all the time with your hand (for 8-10 mins) to make the dough firm and smooth. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for at 10-15 minutes.
- Divide the dough into small to medium balls. Roll the balls in the palms of your hands. Dust the balls lightly with flour and roll into a flat round circle using a roti board and rolling pin.
- Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat until it is quite hot. Place the rolled roti onto the pan and turn up the heat slightly.
- Cook until small bubbles appear on the underside for 20-30 seconds and then turn. Cook this side until the base now has small dark beige spots.
- Turn the bread over, continue cooking until the roti turns golden and fluffs up. Apply ghee and serve hot.
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Handy Kitchen Tips
The dough can be made in advance and stored in the fridge over a couple of days, but it is important to bring it back to room temperature before you cook it.