Roti Bread

We made this Roti Bread as a nice side to go with our Indian Meal night. We have done this recipe several times since then as its a great accompaniment with a curry. Its nice and easy to make and just as good as any you’d get from an Indian Restaurant or Takeaway.

Roti Bread

Makes: 8-10 depending on size | Prep: 15mins plus 1 hour rest | Cook: 10 minutes


  • 2  cups of Flour (wholemeal if desired)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup of Lukewarm Water


1.) Put 2 cups of flour into a large mixing bowl.

2.) Mix salt and 2 tbsp of oil into water. Add enough water, a little at a time, to flour mixture to make a firm (but not stiff) dough.

3.) Knead dough in bowl for about 5 or 10 minutes. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour.

4.) Divide dough into pieces about the size of walnuts. Roll each piece into a smooth ball with your hands.

5.) Sprinkle some flour onto a flat surface. With a floured rolling pin, roll out each ball until it resembles a thin pancake, about 1/8 -inch thick.

6.) Cook each circle of dough in a skillet or frying pan without oil. When small brown spots appear on the bottom of the dough and the edges begin to curl up (about 1 minute), turn the roti over with a spatula. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Additional Tips

Roti is excellent with any curry, especially if your like us and are not keen on very hot curries. We find it always helps us to eat a curry that is slightly too hot for us but we also enjoy them with mild curries. Its great with the mint yogurt too!

The hearty flavor of the flat bread complements the strong and spicy flavors often associated with curries. Contrary to popular belief vegan roti can will keep in the fridge, covered, for a few days. We have never done this as we have always had them fresh but I am sure the tip is correct. It means you can make them in advance which is good.

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