Due to our passion for Indian food, we couldn’t simply keep visiting Indian restaurants every time we had a craving for Indian food, and that’s why we decided to roll up our sleeves and start cooking some Indian food ourselves. Well, I have to say that most of the time I’m very pleased with the results, and this recipe pleases me very much. One of the easiest and most rewarding preparations you can do at home is roti, a traditional kind of Indian bread that can be prepared in literally minutes.
- Sift the flour into a bowl.
- Pour in the water and slightly combine the ingredients with a fork to achieve a rough dough.
- Tip the content of the bowl onto a working surface and start kneading it by hand until a homogenous and smooth dough is obtained (about five minutes.)
- Wrap the dough into some cling film and let it rest for 30 minutes before moving on.
- Once the time has elapsed, remove the dough from the film and roll it as thin as possible.
- Cut it into your preferred shape using a large pastry cutter or any other sharp object you have to hand. The excess dough can be re-kneaded and cut into more shapes, or simply cooked as it is.
- To cook the roti, preheat a non-stick pan over a high heat. Once the pan is hot, tip in some of the previously prepared roti; the bread will soon start to cook and to puff up. This bread should cook for roughly two minutes on each side, or until is reaches a light brown color.
- Roti doesn’t respond very well if left to sit for a few hours on the kitchen counter, so it is always best to make it when needed.