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Stovetop Tandoori Roti

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  • Author: Nisa Homey
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 3-4


Learn to make this whole wheat Indian bread at home without the use of a tandoor or clay oven.


  • Whole wheat flour/atta: 1 1/4 cups
  • Plain flour: 1/4 cup.
  • Baking Soda: A big fat pinch.
  • Sugar: 1/2 tsp.
  • Oil: 1 1/2 tbsp.
  • Curd/yogurt: 1/4 cup.
  • Water: To bind and knead.
  • Water: To brush


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz, use the steel blade. (you can also knead with your hand)
  2. With the mixer running, pour a little water through the feeder, maybe 1/3 cup or so, until the dough is gathered.
  3. Plop it into another bowl and knead with preferably oil greased hands until the dough is smooth and soft. Cover and leave it for about 20-30 min.
  4. Divide the dough into equal parts that are slightly bigger than ordinary flatbread or roti.
  5. Return to the same bowl with little wheat flour (this is just to coat and not to get sticky).
  6. Meanwhile, heat a tawa or a pan and put some water in a small bowl and keep aside.
  7. Take one ball and lightly flatten it into a circle with your fingers, sprinkle flour if needed.
  8. And then roll out with a rolling pin.
  9. Note that, you should roll out according to the size of your tawa or pan, and it should be slightly thicker than than ordinary roti/chappati.
  10. Brush water on one side of the flattened dough.
  11. Put the watered side on the hot tawa or pan, raise the heat to high and let it stay for a few seconds. Don’t overcook because the heat will release the dough from the pan and we need the dough to be sticked to the pan.
  12. With flame on high, turn the pan upside down, since the dough is stuck to the pan it will not fall off and we can cook the other side directly over the flame. Decrease and increase the flame as needed, tilting and moving the pan until the other side is cooked and charred a bit.
  13. Put the pan back on the flame, for another minute, once done, remove from the pan.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Bread
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