Roti is a type of bread popular in South Asia as well as the Caribbean. It is made with wheat flour and no leavening. Plain Roti is simple mixture of flour (white, wholemeal or half and half), salt, vegetable oil or ghee (clarified butter) and water, and is very quick and easy to make.
- 225g plain flour – white, wholemeal or half and half
- 1/2tsp salt
- 1tbsp vegetable oil plus extra for oiling the pan
INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE PLAIN ROTI
- Place the flour, salt and 1tbsp oil in a bowl. Add 150ml warm water and mix to a soft dough. If the mixture feels too dry add a little more water, if too wet add a little flour.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth. Cover with cling film and leave to rest for 10 mins.
- Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll each one out to an 18cm diameter circle.
- Heat a heavy-based frying pan until hot, a little splash of water should spit when the pan is hot. Grease the pan lightly with a little oil and place one roti in the pan. Cook for 1-2 mins until the roti starts to puff up and the underneath is brown in places. Flip the roti over and cook on the other side for 1 minute. Keep the roti warm in a clean tea towel while cooking the remainder.