Roti – Indian flatbread
Today we would like to introduce you to a traditional Indian food. It is the Roti, also called Chapati, which is a pita bread made from wholemeal wheat flour. Roti is one of the most common foods in India and is known for its light texture and filling action.
The bread goes perfectly with other Indian foods like curries or the famous dhal (lens stew).
It is traditionally made very simple with just a few ingredients, including freshly powdered wholemeal wheat flour. Since it is wholemeal flour, Roti also contains a lot of fibers and important minerals. It is best to grind the wholemeal wheat flour fresh with one of our „Salzburger Getreidemühlen“. Our recipe contains no animal based products and is therefore vegan.
- 250g wholemeal wheat flour (freshly grind with the „Salzburger Getreidemühle“)
- about 120 mililiter of water
- 1 dessertspoon oil
- ½ teaspoon spread salt
- flour for rolling the dough
First mix the wholemeal wheat flour with water and salt. Then knead the mixture by hand until a smooth dough is formed. After that allow the resulting dough of Roti to rest at room temperature for about 1 hour.
When the dough has finished resting, make balls the size of a table tennis ball. Then roll out the balls until the pita has a diameter of about 15 cm. To make it easier to roll out, we recommend adding a little flour to the kitchen surface.
Bake the pastry in a hot pan (iron pans are best) on each side for about 1-2 minutes. If bubbles form in the dough, turn the bread over and press down to get a uniform shape.
After baking, apply some oil on the roti and keep it warm. You should serve warm and ideally with a dhal, curry or a spread.
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