Roti or chapati or fulka or an indian flat bread is an unleavened flat bread, roti is a healthy and staple Indian diet dish which is consumed in almost every part of india, at my home its included in daily meal. Roti, sabji, dal and rice are regular staple dishes my home. The roti is made from whole wheat flour and water. You can also add small amount of oil and salt while making dough to make roti more softer.
Whole wheat is extremely beneficial for healthy living. Wheat considerably lowers the hazards of heart diseases, owing to its comparatively low fat content. It also regulates blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. Wheat is able to provide you with an immense energy source due in all parts of the grain kernel, including the bran, germ, and endosperm. The nutrient value of wheat is retained even after processing it into flour.
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Roti Step by Step Recipe :

Step 1 : Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Kneed a soft dough using enough quantity of water.

Step 2 : Add water gradually while kneading dough. Dust with dry flour and grease with oil.

Step 3 : Cover with bowl and keep it aside for 20-25 min.

Step 4 : Make a small to medium balls of the dough. Roll the balls in the palms of your hands.
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Step 5 : Flatten the ball. Roll the ball into flour. Alternatively, you can also dust the rolling board with flour.
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Step 6 : Turn on the gas stove and put the tawa to make it hot.

Step 7 : While tawa is getting hot, start rolling the dough ball into a flat round circle.
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Step 8 : Once the tawa is sufficiently hot then put the roti on a hot tawa/griddle.
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Step 9 : Cook one side. It should be less than half cooked or about one-fourth cooked.

Step 10 : Flip the roti and cook the other side. This should be a little bit more cooked than the first side. Brown spots should be visible.
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Step 11 : Hold the roti with a tong and keep the first side which was cooked, directly on fire. the roti will start to puff.
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Step 12 : Turn and keep the another side on fire. Roti will puff fully.

Step 13 : Do not keep for more time otherwise roti will became crispy and hard.

Step 14 : Remove from fire quickly and apply ghee. Applying ghee will make it softer for long time.

Step 15 : Make a stack of roti and store in a casserole or in a roti basket.

Step 16 : Serve the soft hot rotis with dal or a veggie dish.

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Roti or chapati or fulka or an indian flat bread is an unleavened flat bread, roti is a healthy and staple Indian diet dish which is consumed in almost every part of india, at my home its included in daily meal. Roti, sabji, dal and rice are regular staple dishes at my home.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp oil ( optional )
  • Salt according to taste ( optional )
  • Water according to need ( approx. 1 – 1 ¼ cup for gujarati style fulka roti )
  • Dry flour for rolling
  • Ghee for greasing
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Kneed a soft dough using enough quantity of water.
  2. Add small quantity of water at time while kneading dough.
  3. Dust with dry flour and grease with oil.
  4. Cover with bowl and keep it aside for 20-25 min.
  5. Make a small to medium balls of the dough. Roll the balls in the palms of your hands.
  6. Flatten the ball. Roll the ball into flour. Alternatively, you can also dust the rolling board with flour.
  7. Turn on the gas stove and put the tawa to make it hot.
  8. While tawa is getting hot, start rolling the dough ball into a flat round circle.
  9. Once the tawa is sufficiently hot then put the roti on a hot tawa/griddle.
  10. Cook one side. It should be less than half cooked or about one-fourth cooked.
  11. Flip the roti and cook the other side. This should be a little bit more cooked than the first side. Brown spots should be visible.
  12. Hold the roti with a tong and keep the first side which was cooked, directly on fire. the roti will start to puff.
  13. Turn and keep the another side on fire. Roti will puff fully.
  14. Do not keep for more time otherwise roti will became crispy and hard.
  15. Remove from fire quickly and apply ghee.
  16. Applying ghee will make it softer for long time.
  17. Make a stack of roti and store in a casserole or in a roti basket.
  18. Serve the soft hot rotis with dal or a veggie dish.
Notes
While storing in to casserole or in a roti basket, put kitchen napkin at the bottom of it otherwise roti will get soggy.