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Indian Tandoori Rotis

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Tandoori roti is made with whole-wheat flour and traditionally cooked in a clay oven or tandoor. This recipe uses a regular home oven with pizza or baking stone which provides a similar effect to the tandoor.Recipe make 4 Rotis
  Whole wheat flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Yoghurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whole 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Rolling)
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon (Clear Butter)

Mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt together.
Next add the oil and yogurt and mix to make crumbly dough.
Add water as needed and mix to make smoother dough.
Knead the dough for about a minute. Set the dough aside and cover it with a damp cloth.
Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes.
Heat the oven to 500 degrees with a pizza stone (baking stone) for about thirty minutes so the stone becomes hot. Using a baking/pizza stone will help to give roti close to same kind of heat as tandoor.
Next turn the oven to high broil.
Divide the dough into four equal parts.
Roll each dough piece into a smooth ball and press flat. Take each ball and press it into the dry flour on both sides makes it easy to roll.
Roll each dough piece into 6-inch circles.
If the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly dust the dough with dry flour.
Before putting the rolled dough into the oven, lightly wet your palms and take the rolled dough and flip them between your palms before placing them onto your baking/pizza stone in the oven.
You can place about 2 pieces of rolled dough on the baking/pizza stone at a time. The roti will take about 2 minutes to cook, depending upon your oven. After the roti is baked, there should be golden brown color on top.
Take roti out of the oven and brush lightly with clear butter (ghee).
Wait for 2 to 3 minutes before baking the next roti to allow the oven to reheat.
Serve the roti hot

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Vegetarian, Low Sugar
The Tandoori Roti is a classic from the North Indian cuisine. Like most of the Indian flat breads, it can be served with almost anything. This recipe uses a regular home oven with pizza or baking stone which provides a similar effect to the tandoor. Enjoy the video!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1053 Calories from Fat 498

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 57 g87.2%

Saturated Fat 23 g114.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 87.8 mg29.3%

Sodium 1344.1 mg56%

Total Carbohydrates 122 g40.7%

Dietary Fiber 16.7 g66.8%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A 1.4% Vitamin C 0.47%

Calcium 11.8% Iron 36.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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