Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Roti Roll ala Rosemary

So, again we had Indian food. The cold weather and the rain always makes me reach for the curry powder, I can't seem to stop myself.

It was a simple dish of curry mince, which I'll blog about another day, but the real show stopper was the home made roti's. Now I know, in an average Indian home, making rotis is as common a place as me making sandwiches, but in our home it's a production and a special treat.

This is the recipe I use and have never had any complaints, although I have never actually served it to a qualified expert, but this isn't Gordon Ramsey's kitchen, so whatever I say is the last word.

Rosemary Roti

3 cups of Flour ( all purpose)
½ cup Self Raising Flour
60ml melted Butter (or oil)
250ml Hot water

Mix the flours and butter together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the water, mix and then knead to a smooth dough.
Leave covered with plastic wrap to rest for at least 30 minutes.
Break off pieces of dough, about the size of a golf ball and roll out on a floured surface.
Brush with a little butter.
Roll the disk up and twist gently and then roll into a "snail" shape.
 Repeat with the remainder of the dough.
Leave to rest covered for another 30 minutes.
Roll the "snails" out.
Brush with a little butter on both sides and fry in a medium hot pan until bubbles form, turn and cook through.
 Keep covered in a tea towel until you have finished frying all the dough.
Serve warm with your favourite curry.


Marisa said...

Ooooh this is going on my to-make list pronto! I always struggle to find roti's in the shops, now I can make my own. You're my hero.

CandidKar said...

Thank you for the recipe! Have been looking for an easy to follow one for a while now.

Hurrah! I'm excited for trying it out.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive Rosemary :)

polkadotcupcake said...

what a delicious and easy looking recipe! I'm pretty terrified on dough, but I think even I can manage this.. Will go beautifully with my butter chicken, YUM! Thank you!

Kit said...

I'm going to have to try these. It's amazing all the variations of a few basic ingredients there are. These are almost like the tortillas I make except for the shaping into coils and the second rolling out, and yet such a different result.

eatme_delicious said...

Mmmm homemade roti! I didn't know that they were rolled into snails before baking.

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