These days roti’s can be bought but they are actually so nice when freshly cooked at home, using only 4 basic ingredients. It may take some practice to form them nicely, though. Be daring and try, then fill them with the curry of your heart’s desire and enjoy!

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Roti Recipe

4.09 from 37 votes
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main meal
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8
Calories 114 kcal


  • 2 cups flour sifted
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 tbsp melted butter and extra for brushing
  • pinch of salt


  • Sift the flour and add melted butter.
  • Add salt and pour boiling water into the flour.
  • Use a spoon to mix into a wet, lumpy mixture.
  • Once slightly cooled down, knead into a soft dough. Initially it feels sticky but it will get smooth.
  • You may add a little more butter if the dough does not feel soft and continue to knead.
  • Form 8 balls. Flatten the on a powdered surface with the palm of your hand.
  • Roll into a circle of about 20cm in diameter.
  • Place the roti on a pan and cook until it starts to bubble somewhat.
  • Flip and cook until the other side starts to bubble.
  • Brush with butter flip over again. Brush the other side with butter.
  • Cook time approximately 1 minute per roti, flipping it over three times.
  • Put kitchen towel at the bottom of a container and pile roti's up. Cover when cooled to keep them soft.


Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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