Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Soft Indian Roti

Amiko hasn’t been in the best of mood lately.

Her school hours are definitely overwhelming for a child her age. But me and my husband are those rare parents that allow *cough* skipping *cough* school once in awhile. We believe a day off from hectic routine will actually refresh the mind and she’s barely 8 years old. She deserves more holiday. More holidays means I have more time to enjoy my bed in the morning and not thinking of what to eat for breakfast. Such a win-win situation, right?

Sadly, with the school term coming to an end and summer holiday is one and a half month away, she can’t afford to bail plus we spent too much time in Bali last March. So the only thing left for us to do is to make each weekend fun with enough time to rest and provide her with nutritious snacks which she can nibble whenever she wants for extra energy. As for meal, I personally love to cook something special every mid-week and weekends. What I mean by special is soul food. Not chicken soup, though. It is great only for when you’re having a cold and as a book title.

So since one of Amiko’s favorite food is Indian food, anything with garam masala is absolutely welcomed on our humble table. But what’s Indian food without something edible to scoop it with? Surely I don’t like using spoon and fork when I have my curry. So a speedy roti recipe is a good way when you want a quick flat bread to accompany your curry.

120gr cake flour
5-10 gr poppy seeds (optional, but makes pretty rotis)
1/2 cup warm water
a pinch or two of salt
1 tsp oil
1 tbs melted butter

Let's knead!

Mix all of the ingredients except the melted butter. Knead it well until it's soft. The better you knead, the softer roti you get. You can add water if you think that the dough is too dry. Form a ball.

Roll the dough flat then brush with melted butter. Roll the flattened dough like you roll a roll cake then cut into four pieces... or six if you want smaller size of rotis. Take each piece and roll it flat.

That's it?

Yea.. that's it.. just get your non stick pan or griddle, heat it and cook the roti. Each will puff up nicely and you'll be a happy gal, or boy.

Serve these beautiful rotis with your favorite Indian food. 


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