thirty mins to 1 hour
An authentic roti bread recipe, brilliant to serve with curries, producing a good option to rice.
30 mins to 1 hour
- 225g self-raising flour, plus additional for dusting
- tsp salt
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil, plus further for brushing and frying
Sift the flour and salt into a big bowl. Sprinkle above the oil, and include adequate water to make a soft dough (about 140ml/4fl oz) – include a little far more flour or water if necessary. Knead gently right up until smooth. Cover and depart to rest for about thirty minutes.
On a floured operate surface, divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll every single a single into a thin circle about the thickness of a twenty pence coin (about 2mm), making use of a rolling pin.
Brush the bottom third of 1 of the roti with oil making use of a pastry brush, dust with a little added flour and fold the oiled third towards the middle. Repeat with the top third, fold inwards once again. Give the roti a quarter flip (90 degrees) and repeat the folding method – you need to finish up with a rough square. Depart to rest even though you make the remaining 5 rotis.
Heat a little oil in a hefty-based mostly pan. Utilizing a rolling pin, roll out one particular of the roti thinly and then fry on a single side till it puffs up and is speckled brown on the underside. Turn it over and fry on the other side for a few minutes, until finally it too is puffed and speckled brown. Take away from the pan, permitting the roti to great for a few seconds, then fold into 4. Wrap in a clean tea towel positioned in a colander till ready to consume. Repeat right up until all the roti are cooked. Serve warm.