Flat Bread Roti

Flour, water, oil and salt are combined to make a soft dough which is flattened and cooked on both sides. Simple ingredients and so easy to make.


  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 3 tablespoon oil
  3. 3/4 cup hot water
  4. A pinch of salt
  5. 1 tablespoon oil (for pasting)
  6. 1/2 cup white flour for rolling and dusting


  1. In a large bowl put the 2 cups of all purpose flour, salt, 3 tablespoon of oil and 3/4 cup of hot water
  2. Mix well and knead to a soft dough (you can sprinkle a little flour if the dough gets too moist or add a little water if the dough gets too dry)
  3. Allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes by covering with a damp kitchen towel
  4. Divide the dough into tennis ball size pieces
  5. Take one ball flatten it by sprinkling some flour on both sides
  6. Paste with some oil and foil it into a small square
  7. Dip the square into some flour and roll one by one into a 6 inch square
  8. Heat thetava or pan
  9. Once the tava is heated paste with a little oil and put the flattened roti on it
  10. Cook for 2 minutes and paste with some oil
  11. Flip to the other side and paste the other side with some oil
  12. Keep turning the roti until it is done

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