How to Make Roti

By LeafTV Editor

How to Make Roti. Roti, similar to the Mexican tortilla, is a type of Indian flatbread and is a delicious and essential component of any Indian meal. Roti is simple to make, can be served plain or stuffed and is great with curry or other Indian dish.

Step 1

Reserve enough flour for dusting your work surface and put the rest of the flour in a large bowl. Gradually add the water and mix the flour and water with your hands until it forms a stiff dough.

Step 2

Put the dough on the floured surface and knead it until it is smooth. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 3

Return the dough to the floured surface and divide it into eight equal parts. Roll each into balls approximately the size of a small peach.

Step 4

Flatten each ball using the palms of your hands. Add a little more flour to the work surface and rolling pin, and use the rolling pin to roll the flattened ball into a circle. Continue rolling the dough until it is about 8 inches in diameter.

Step 5

Heat some butter in a cast iron skillet, on medium heat, and place the dough in the pan. Cook it for about a minute, or until it is golden brown and bubbles begin to appear. Turn it over and cook the other side.

Step 6

Brush with melted butter and serve hot.