Tandoori Roti is another type of Indian unleavened bread which is usually made in a clay oven called a tandoor and commonly enjoyed with chicken, lamb, mutton or other non-vegetarian dishes. Vegetarians out there, don’t worry. It tastes just as fabulous with vegetarian curry dishes as well! Try this easy to make at home recipe and method. You won’t need to run out and buy a tandoor!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Rest Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 5 to 6 Rotis
Chapati Flour – 1½ cups
Salt – ¼ tsp
Warm water – ½ cup + 1 Tbsp
Dry Chapati Flour – ½ cup, for rolling
1. In a medium bowl, mix together Flour and Salt.
2. Add Warm Water slowly and knead to form a medium firm dough.
3. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes, covered.
4. Divide the dough into golf ball size balls.
5. Dip the dough ball into dry flour and roll it out into an oval shape (approx 5 inches).
6. Tandoori Rotis are a little smaller and thicker than normal chapatis.
7. Place rolled out roti on a hot tava and cook until bubbles appear.
8. Flip the roti over and cook this side until light brown spots appear.
9. Remove roti from tava and keep in a covered (preferably insulated) container.
10. Repeat the process until all rotis are cooked on tava.
11. When ready to eat, pop rotis into a toaster and toast them on medium until they puff up.
12. You may need to re-toast the roti until darker brown spots appear.
13. Once the roti is done, remove from toaster and lightly butter it.
14. Place the roti in a paper towel and lightly crush it.
15. Serve hot.
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