Classic Indian Roti

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Dec. 12, 2006

Learn how to make Roti, Indian flat bread which is part of everyday Indian meal. This Roti recipe shows how whole wheat dough is roasted directly on the stove. It is a classic and basic Indian recipe.


Whole wheat flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (To Make Dough)
Butter 2 Teaspoon (To smear on top) (Optional)



1. In a bowl, take flour.

2. Add water to the flour and knead it into a soft dough.

3. Heat a tava or griddle.

4. Make a golf-size ball from the dough.

5. Flatten it, dust it with the flour and start rolling it.

6. Roll it till it is of a desired size and put it on the hot tava or griddle.

7. When bubbles start forming, it is time to flip the roti. Let it cook for a minute.

8. Remove roti from tava and cook it directly on the flame. It will fluff up.

9. Flip on the other side and cook that side as well.

10. Smear butter over it, if you like it.


11. Serve Classic Indian Roti with dry vegetables or vegetable curry.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 238Calories from Fat 28

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 3 mg0.13%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%


Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet