Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I want some Chapati!......Homemade Garlic Roti

If you are making an Indian entree dish, you must know how to make roti, aka chapati!  It is so flippin' easy, it is an actual must!

When thinking about making bread of any sort, it seems like such a task!  All the kneading and baking and worrying.....did I do that correctly?

Well all of that can go right out the window when making roti!  It is unleavened bread, so no need of yeast and such.  Just whole wheat flour, water, evoo and a touch of salt.  Roll that babies out flat and thin and throw on a heated skillet for 2 minutes.  I mean, hot damn, this stuff is easy AND delicious!

I like to jazz my roti up with some sea salt and fresh garlic.  Next time I maybe even be a bit more adventurous and add in some other herbs or scallions...ooooohhhhhh weeeeeeee!

Homemade Garlic Roti
2 c durum wheat flour
3/4 c water
1 tbsp evoo
1/2 tsp salt

additional sea salt for sprinkling on top
2 garlic cloves minced

In a bowl combine the top 4 ingredients.  Knead the dough with your hands for about 10 minutes.
Preheat a skillet on med-high .  Note you are not using any oil on the pan!
Divide your dough into 10-12 sections.  Roll each section into a ball, then roll thin with a rolling pin.  Gently sprinkle sea salt on top of each piece and press in pieces of garlic as well into dough.
Cook each side of the roti for about 1 minute.  Small darks spots will appear at the end.

Enjoy with your favorite Indian dish!  I prepared this with Vegan Lauki Kofta

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