Roti is a quick and simple round flat bread that only takes a few minutes to whip up. I have created a flop proof recipe, for soft, delectable and delicious roti's.
Roti is a traditional Indian bread that is made out of stone ground whole wheat flour. The flour is combined with water and salt to make a soft dough. The dough is divided into small balls, the balls are flattened and cook on a cast iron pan for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Other countries that make and eat roti are:
Roti is most commonly enjoyed with savoury dishes such as curries and stews. I have chosen to give it a sweet twist with some banana, cinnamon and sunflower butter. The banana roti is an excellent healthy snack or can be fried in some coconut oil for a tasty warm dessert. There are so many ways to enjoy roti, think of it as a blank canvas that can be filled with sweet or savoury flavours.
Whole wheat roti
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
½ cup/ 125ml whole wheat flour
½ cup/ 125ml chickpea flour or whole wheat flour
Pinch of salt
¼ t/ 1.25ml baking powder
1T/ 15ml oil
¼ cup/ 60ml warm water
1. In a mixing bowl combine flours, salt and baking powder. Stir very well.
2. Add in oil and water little at a time. Stir with a wooden spoon or your hands.
3. Add more water if you wish to make a soft dough. Don’t over mix.
4. Rest the dough for 10 minutes before dividing into 4 equal balls.
5. Roll out each ball on a floured surface. Heat a non-stick pan and cook the roti's for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Spread 1T/ 15ml sunflower seed butter or peanut butter evenly over one roti. Sprinkle over some cinnamon powder (to taste).
Place one peeled banana on the roti and roll it up. Cut into half or into 8 equal pieces.
Quick tip, look for straight bananas to make rolling up easy .
Roti's are best enjoyed immediately after cooking. Try and consume the roti's in one day of them being made.