Indian Cooking From The Heart!
is an East Indian flat bread which was considered,
centuries ago, to be a commoner's meal since it was mostly eaten by shepherds and
farmers. However, today Roti
is a popular meal item amongst all Indian foods. It provides the natural goodness of
whole wheat flour, corn oil and water.
|Just as it is time consuming to make samosas, the same
can be said for rotis. All ingredients are combined into a dough, cooled and then
kneaded. The dough is then divided into smaller portions. Each portion is then hand
rolled into a circle and baked on a hot griddle. Only the very
experienced can rotate the dough in a circular motion, with the use of a rolling pin, as
it is being rolled out to a perfectly round shape.
that is rolled is the side that should go on the griddle first. Once the underside
is cooked then the roti is flipped over. They say a good roti is one that will
balloon out while cooking on the griddle. Once both sides are cooked the top side is
brushed with butter to keep the roti soft.
|Roti can be rolled up for a quick fixing with either a
spread of jam or sugar. It can also be dipped with plain yogurt or can be eaten as a