Round Flatbread Roti
The circular shape of the roti ensures that the water molecules get heated equally throughout the surface area of the roti. This has three advantages. The roti inflates evenly throughout i.e. without burning one side, while the other side remains deflated. The roti looks amazing.
Roti is a round flatbread native to the Indian subcontinent made from stoneground wholemeal flour, traditionally known as atta, and water that is combined into a dough. Roti is consumed in many countries worldwide. Its defining characteristic is that it is unleavened.
- 3 cups flour
- Pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons soft butter, not melted
- Boiling water
- Sift flour into a bowl
- Add salt
- Rub in butter into the flour
- Gradually pour boiling water into the flour
- Use about 3/4 cup at first, then mix lightly using a wooden spoon, be careful not to get burnt.
- Then add little more water
- Make into a soft dough
- Knead for about 5 minutes
- Break off pieces, little bigger than a golf ball size
- Roll into balls
- Roll out into roti shape
- Place a non-stick pan or Thawa on the stovetop on medium heat
- Cook for 1 minute, then turn over, cook for another minute
- Then turn, place half tsp melted butter and gently smear all over the roti, then turn again
- Butter, then remove from stove
- Wipe out the pan with a tissue before cooking the next roti
Prepared, tried and tested by Jennifer Govender Bisnath
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Amount Per Serving Calories 261Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 55mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 7g
Please note, I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition information on this blog, EsmeSalon, has been calculated by using an online calculator and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, please be advised that you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.
Need more Roti recipes? Please check out my Pure Steak Mince Curry with Peas and Roti
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