Roti is the traditional Indian bread, normally eaten with curries or cooked vegetables. It is made most often from wheat flour, cooked on a flat or slightly concave iron griddle called a tawa. It is similar to a tortilla in appearance. Like breads around the world, roti is a staple accompaniment to other foods, maybe spread with ghee (clarified butter) or yogurt.
Roti are the perfect accompaniment to most Indian dishes.
- 1 cup atta flour or strong white flour
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons yogurt (optional)
- ½ cup water
- Tip all of the ingredients and half of the water into the food processor with a plastic blade or dough hook attachment
- Blitz the mixture whilst adding a more water a little at a time until you have a soft, pliable dough that is not too sticky
- Remove from the processor, dust with a little flour and rest for 30 minutes in a bowl, covered with a damp tea-towel
- Divide into 6 equal parts and roll into balls
- With a rolling pin on a floured surface, roll each roti out into a 13cm (5") disc, about the thickness of a small coin (penny, dime, nickel etc)
- Without using any oil, heat a tava or frying pan until very hot
- Cook each roti for about 2 minutes a side until flecked with brown patches. They should puff up slightly.
Keep warm whilst the remaining rotis are are cooked.
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