This roti-style flatbread is very easy to make and is a delicious accompaniment to all dishes. Soup, curries, lentils, braises, salads and many more. Tonight it was a very early and quick snack/dinner of sautéed mushrooms with some quickly whipped up buttery roti. A super combination.
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A Quick Roti Style Flatbread
Mix together some plain flour and some besan – maybe 1.5 cups of plain and 3/4 cup besan. Stir in 1 tspn eno and salt to taste. The eno makes it lighter. Add a little melted ghee or olive oil and then gradually add water until a pliable dough forms. Take a medium-small ball of dough and roll into a circle. Heat a tawa or flat pan, adding a little ghee. Cook the roti on the pan, flipping after a couple of minutes. Drizzle a little ghee or olive oil on the topside and around the outside of the cooking roti. When the second side is cooked, remove from heat and serve.
recipe notes and alternatives
Great for eating with something moist – dals, wet curries, sautéed mushrooms.
Eno helps to make the dough lighter. You can use a little baking powder instead of eno.