Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rotli | Thin Whole Wheat Flatbread from Gujarat

For the second day of making Flatbreads, I have the Rotli from Gujarat. When I was making the Gujarati Thali, I wanted to make their basic simple bread that I could easily make it myself. Since I was making the thali during a week day, I decided on a simple menu and this one suited me best.

Rotli is quite similar to the Rotis. Everything is the same, except for the texture and thickness. These rotis are rolled out super thin by dusting it with all purpose flour and with adding oil to make the dough softer. When I was discussing the menu with Vaishali, she suggested I could settle with the simpler one. Then while searching I landed in Roshni, who again got the dishes from Vaishali. As I said if you find gujju dishes on the net, all would have originated from Vaishali!

Anyway the rotis were super soft and super sleek. So much so that one didn't know how many one ate!

Ingredients Needed:
Makes 8 Rotlis

Wheat Flour - 1.5 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Warm Water about - start with 3/4 cup (as required)
Salt a little

For dusting
All purpose flour / Maida as required for dusting. Before cooking, you can pat it down with your palms to remove excess flour
Ghee for serving

How to make Rotlis

Take the Wheat Flour in the mixing bowl. Add a tsp of oil and mix well.

Add warm water little at a time and knead into a smooth dough. Knead for 5 mins, finally add another tsp of oil and knead once again.

Cover and let it rest for 30 min. Divide the dough into 8 small balls.

Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into thin circles. Dust with all purpose flour as you roll.

Cook on both sides on a hot tawa. You can also cook on flame directly for a puffed rotli.

Apply some ghee. Serve with some side dish of your choice.

This was part of the Gujarati Thali

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vaishali sabnani said...

Valli I am honoured ! Truly you got me on cloud 9 ��. The rotis look real soft and you are right when you say you can really eat rhese n no counting !
But the Gujjus use rice flour for dusting.

rajani said...

I remember both the posts - one from Vaishali and from roshni. The rotlis look so thin and tempting in both their posts. You are right, you won't even realize how many you eat since they are paper thin!! Nice to see them in their rightful place in the thali

Varadas Kitchen said...

The simple everyday bread works so well with the Indian sides. Your thali looks great too.

Holy Food said...

Very delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Love the everyday kind of roti. The whole setup is tempting.

Pavani N said...

I didn't know the difference between roti and rotli, thank you for the clarification. Gujarati thali looks amazing.

Chef Mireille said...

like this thin roti - I would imagine it would make a great wrap also!

Sapana Behl said...

Perfect looking rotlis.I loved it too.

Priya Suresh said...

Rotli looks great and i second Mir's comment too, can make excellent wraps with this thin flatbreads.

Nisha Sundar said...

Thats a nice spread Valli. Those thin rotis are super tempting....

Sowmya :) said...

That's a lovely spread Valli. Rotlis look yumm

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