Monday, August 19, 2013

This is the way my mother prepares roti. She very rarely makes chapatti and almost always makes these rotis. They are so soft and tasty. The roti can be made with complete wheat flour or with an equal ratio of wheat flour and all purpose flour or any combination of ratio provided wheat flour is half or more than half in quantity.

I most of the times make chapattis just to avoid the extra steps but do make these rotis whenever I make paneer, paya, mutton or chicken khurma, fish curry etc.

Here is the recipe..

Makes 6 rotis

Ingredients :
Wheat flour - 1 1/2 cups
All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water as required
Ghee / Oil / Butter / Vanaspati as required
Oil or ghee for drizzling on roti as required

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl sieve wheat flour, all purpose flour and salt and mix them well.
2. Add water little by little and knead to a soft but firm dough. Keep kneading for 5-10 minutes.
3. Keep it aside covered for 30 minutes.
4. Divide the dough into 2 portions.
5. Take one portion and roll it into a disc by dusting wheat flour.
6. Apply some ghee / butter / oil / vanaspati all over the disc.

7. With a sharp knife cut vertical strips on the disc as shown below.

8. Start rolling the strip quite tightly and form a cylinder.

9. You can roll from a second strip if required.

10. When you roll to the desired size place the cylinder vertical and press it down. This is called peda.
11. Secure the end of the strip by pressing against the peda.

12. Make pedas in similar way with all the strips and then roll out the second portion of the dough and make pedas from the that too. Keep all pedas covered.

13. Take one peda and roll it out into a disc by dusting wheat flour.

14. Roll out all the pedas to form roti discs. Place them on top of one another and cover them if not roasting immediately.
15. Heat a tawa and reduce the flame to medium high once hot.
16. Put one of the rolled rotis on the tawa and flip it once light brown spots start to appear.
17. Srinkle oil or ghee and spread on the cooked side and flip it over again to turn to the other side.
18. Apply oil or ghee on the other side too and flip it again.
19. Keep flipping and moving the roti from side to side on the tawa till it is cooked on both sides with dark brown spots.
20. Cook all the rotis in the same way.

Enjoy Rotis.

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