Asha Gomez’s Roti

Photography by Andrew Thomas Lee

Roti is an Indian flatbread made with wheat flour. It works especially well to scoop up bites of saucy dishes, such as the Railways Beef Curry.

Asha Gomez's Roti
Yields 12
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups durum wheat flour, plus more for kneading
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 3/4 cup water
  4. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, ¾ cup water, and oil until the mixture pulls away from the sides. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface. Knead until smooth and pliable, about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Divide dough into 12 equal parts, form into rounds, and cover with a damp cloth. Flatten the balls with the palm of your hand, then roll out each piece into a 6- to 8-inch round.
  3. Cook the roti for 2 to 3 minutes, flip, then cook for another minute. The roti should have some darker brown spots when finished. Best served warm.
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