How to make a Roti

Roti or Chapati is a round flat bread served with every meal, this bread is native to the Indian subcontinent and is delicious and perfect for mopping up your favorite curry. If you are visiting Jaipur and wanting a cooking lesson or home stay experience, I would recommend a stay with Himashu Ranthore and his family. This was a highlight of our trip this year.

  • 500g ( 2 cups ) whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • teaspoon of oil
  • 3/4 cup water

Process – To the wholewheat flour, add salt and little water and start kneading for about 10 minutes, add little water at a time till you get a consistent dough. Once the dough is ready, take a little refined cooking oil on your palm and just rub that hand over the kneaded dough lightly. Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and let it rest for around 20 minutes. Divide dough into 12 equal balls.
Then take a rolling pin and start rolling the patty of dough into a nice round shape( about 15 cm) apply dry flour while rolling so that it doesn’t stick.

Rotis with dinner at Praptap Bhawan Homestay in Jaipur with Himashu Ranthore and his family

Heat a pan/skillet on a medium heat and roast the chapati on both side evenly for a about a minute. Then place it directly on gas flame which will make it puff up.

Roti done in a pan – wait for it to puff up before taking out .

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