Yummy soft Roti 2 – with detailed pictures

Roti2

I know I have already posted a roti recipe but this is my new favourite recipe and I just had to share it with you. It’s so soft, much easier and oh so delicious!

3 cups flour 
1/4 cup oil 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
Boiling water to make a soft dough

Sift dry ingredients, add oil and rub into flour. Add boiling water and mix with a spoon. Leave for a short while until you are able to handle the dough with your hands.

Oil rubbed into flour

Oil rubbed into flour

Boiling water added to make a dough

Boiling water added to make a dough

Knead the dough then roll like long sausage. Ensure your surface us well floured. Slice into even pieces, roll into balls and leave aside.

Dough kneaded

Dough kneaded

Roll dough out

Roll dough out – this step is optional. You can just roll like a sausage after it has been kneaded.

Roll it like a swissroll - this step is optional

Roll it like a swissroll

Slice dough

Slice dough

Shape into balls. Follow the picture right to left.

Shape into balls. Follow the picture right to left.

With a rolling pin, roll each piece of dough into circles.

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Make a mixture of 1/4 cup oil with a tablespoon of margarine and heat in the microwave.

Once you have rolled your rotis toast each piece on a tawa / frying pan.

Rotis rolled out

Rotis rolled out

Toast one side first, when it starts to bubble turn it over, add a few drops of the oil mixture and using the back of a spoon smear it all over the roti. Flip the roti over and add a few drop of your oil mixture on the flipped side. Smear and flip roti again for a minute. Remove from heat onto a tray or plate.

Roti toasting

Roti toasting

Very lightly smear roti with oil/margarine mixture. Only a few drops needed.

Very lightly smear roti with oil/margarine mixture. Only a few drops needed.

Leave to cool. Your rotis are now ready to eat or can now be frozen.

Notes: 
– If you are freezing your roti, there is no need to thaw them out. Reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

– Don’t be afraid to make rotis. It doesn’t have to be round. You can make squares or any shape that it turns out to be. If you want round rotis but are unable to roll into a circle then a pizza cutter should become your best friend! Just roll and trim. (but don’t let your mother in law hear that ;))

– 3 cups of roti will yield between 12 and 15 depending on the size of your roti. In the pictures above I had doubled the recipe.

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