30 minutes

    This is such a fun thing to make and with a bit of practice you too can get them to puff up when cooking them. The recipe is simple, to master them it is about technique and practice.


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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1-2 cups warm water
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a bowl sift the whole wheat flour with the salt. Add a bit of water and start mixing.
    2. Keep slowly adding the water a bit at a time and kneading into the flour.
    3. Once the dough is binding but not damp continue to knead until pliable and soft. You will NOT need to use all the water.
    4. Break the dough into the small balls slightly smaller than a golf ball. Flatten with your hand then dust both sides of the disk with additional flour.
    5. Roll the dough until about 1mm to 2mm thick.
    6. Heat a think bottomed frying pan (or tawa if available) to hot.
    7. Add the roti, and cook until about 1/4 cooked, then turn to cook the other side to 3/4 cooked. Turn to the original side to finish, at this point it should puff up.
    8. Brush with melted butter as soon as it comes out of the frying pan.

    Don't Give Up!

    Don't worry if it doesn't puff up to start with, it takes a bit of practice and tweaking of method to get this to work consistently.

    See it on my blog

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    Was easier than I expected.  -  19 Jan 2015