Roomali Roti

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  • Published Aug 12th
  • Ready In1h 20m
  • Servings6
  • Calories41
A tender and delicious flatbread from Central India.

Roomali Roti Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Roomali Roti for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water

Roomali Roti Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In1h 20m

To cook Roomali Roti, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Roomali Roti is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Roomali Roti within 1 hour 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Roomali Roti easily:

  1. 1 In a large bowl, sift together flour and salt. Add oil and mix in with a fork until flour is crumbly. Mix in water until the dough pulls together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Cover and set aside for 45 minutes.
  2. 2 Knead dough again until smooth; divide into six equal parts. Form each part into a round. Roll out each round as thinly as possible; dust with flour to keep from sticking.
  3. 3 Invert a heavy cast iron pan over burner and heat. Spread roti over pan and cook. Roti will cook in 40 to 50 seconds. Tiny black spots will appear when it is finished. Fold Roti and serve hot.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 41 calories; 4.6 grams of fat; 0 grams of carbohydrates; 0 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 388 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 23rd 2011

    I added boiling hot water. This made the roti softer & more moist. They are now a family favourite!

  2. Dec 22nd 2007

    To make the rotis soft try cooking them turning the following way. The first flip right after you place them on the pan aprox 5-6 secs. Now cook this side for about 1 minute or until soft br ...

  3. Mar 16th 2007

    I cooked it in a regular pan and flipped it when it started to puff up and it turned out wonderful and soft. Would love to find the right spices to add to it to flavor it up a little. Will ...

  4. Feb 18th 2007

    not like the rotli i get from my gujarati best friend. this recipe came out way too dry and hard, and i made it various times with different mixes of flours and various amounts of liquid. w ...

  5. Jan 1st 2007

    We really enjoyed these. Found it a bit difficult to roll thinly, and I was surprised by how crispy they were. The roti at our favourite restaurant is soft and pliable. Does anyone have a ...

  6. Sep 23rd 2006

    This is my # 1 favorite recipe from this site! I have made this many, many times for my 3 year old. He says, "Make some rollie, please, Momma." Thanks for posting this great, easy, and wonde ...

  7. Jul 20th 2005

    My whole family loves this bread! Good made with all white or half white/half wheat flour. I cook it on a very hot non-stick griddle. Make sure you roll out the dough as thin as possible! ...

  8. Jun 5th 2005

    Good...folded these to use as a sort of soft taco with chili for filling. You can't roll these up, they'd break (too stiff). Nice and chewy and it added to the meal, more filling than a to ...

  9. Mar 31st 2005

    Fantastic! Great bread recipe- I cooked it on a crepe skillet on high heat, and noticed that if you flip it one extra time, the bread puffs up and fills with hot air- it's great! It turned ...