roti recipe

Roti recipe: Just what you need for a hearty curry. Image: Pixabay.

Roti recipe – Quick and easy homemade rotis for a curry feast

Grab your apron and get ready to prepare your own homemade rotis for the ultimate Indian food experience.

roti recipe

Roti recipe: Just what you need for a hearty curry. Image: Pixabay.

What goes better with spicy curry than a freshly prepared roti? This roti recipe is much easier than you think and will make your curry dish even better. Roti originates in India but is enjoyed worldwide. It is a type of flatbread that contains only a few basic ingredients that you already have in your pantry.

There is nothing better than dipping a rolled-up roti in a piquant curry sauce. So, whenever you pull out this roti recipe, make sure your curry dish is saucy and flavour-packed.

The secret to making a good roti is the dough. It is vital that you don’t over-knead the dough when preparing. Also, the temperature of the frying pan is important. If it is too hot, the rotis will burn. On the flip side, if the pan is too cold, the consistency of the rotis will change. Medium heat is the perfect temperature.

Next time you plan on having a curry evening, be sure to whip together your own rotis with this easy roti recipe. Within 30 minutes you can have your own homemade rotis ready.

Roti recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: SidesCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 cups flour

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter plus extra for brushing the rotis

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 pinch of salt


  • In a mixing bowl, sift the flour.
  • Add the melted butter.
  • Pour in the boiling water and mix using a fork or wooden spoon.
  • When the mixture is cool enough, knead with your hands to form a soft dough. If the dough is not soft enough add a dribble of butter.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Break the dough into 8 small pieces and roll into balls. Flatten each ball with your hand and roll each one out into round discs on a lightly floured surface.
    You are never going to get a perfect circle every time, but practice makes perfect.
  • Place the roti in the pan and toast on either side until it starts to bubble. Brush with butter on both sides as you are toasting. It takes about one minute to toast the roti.
  • Enjoy with curry or with a generous smear of butter.


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