SOFT EASY ROTI
This Indian Recipe Makes ± 1 Dozen (± 12 Pieces)
This soft easy roti recipe is a flop proof recipe.
Roti (otherwise called handmade bread or chapati) is a level bread which originated in India. This bread is widely recognized throughout many parts of the world. It is also common in South Africa.
This bread is often served with curries, chicken tikka & many more tantalizing dishes.
In South Africa, apart from serving roti with meals, it has also been enjoyed with a spread of butter or jam.
Pronunciation: Roh-tee, Cha-pa-tee
Soft Easy Roti Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon unmelted butter or margarine (I have used Rama)
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- ± 1 ½ cups boiling water
- pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons sunflower oil
- Sift flour into a large bowl.
- Add in the salt & mix well.
- Rub the butter into the flour using your fingers. This will resemble breadcrumbs.
- Add in the oil & then the boiling water.
- Stir in the boiling water using a spoon.
- Once it cools down a bit, use your hands & begin mixing it to feel the consistency. If it is too weak, add more flour, & if it is too dry then add in a bit more boiling water. It should make a soft pliable dough.
- Knead the dough on a floured or oiled surface. To save some clean up time, i kneaded the dough in the same large bowl.
- Once the dough is ready, divide into small golf size balls.
- Flour your surface & flatten the ball of dough, sprinkling a little flour over it as well.
- Using a rolling pin, roll each ball out into a circular shape.
- Place rolled out roti’s (one at a time) on a pan, tava, skillet or electric pan.
- Toast on medium to high heat.
- It should begin to puff up after a few seconds.
- Flip the roti & toast the other side.
- Do not add any butter or ghee over it whilst toasting.
- When roti’s are toasted on both sides, remove & place in a container & cover with a cloth.