Roti-s: Plain and Simple!

Sometimes the simplest things in life are hardest to make. Indian flatbreads or Roti-s are made from wheat flour and water, rolled out and then baked on a cast iron skillet (tava), then made to puff over an open flame. But we have all failed miserably at this many times over. However, it can be done! Learn some simple tricks to impress your friends and family, but first and foremost yourself!

For the dough you will need:

  • Good quality fine ground whole wheat flour
  • Water

A clean rolling surface and a good rolling pin. Some extra wheat flour for sprinkling. An iron or regular skillet (not non-stick), a gas stove-top, otherwise if you have an electrical stove-top, then have a small toaster oven ready for the final puffing step. Proportions:

  • for 4 oz of wheat flour (1/2 cup) you will need 4 tablespoons water (or almost 1/4 oz). Add the water slowly and mix with your fingers until you make a smooth dough.
  • This dough will make 6-8 roti of 4-5 inches diameter.
  • It can be refrigerated 2-3 days.

Click here to watch the demonstration with Malvika on youtube.com

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