Watch: A step-by-step guide to making rumali roti


Watch: A step-by-step guide to making rumali roti

A thin flatbread prepared using all-purpose flour on a tandoor or cylindrical clay oven



A step-by-step guide to making rumali roti Video Credit: Anas Thacharpadikkal/Gulf News

The bread 

Ingredients: 

1 kg all-purpose flour

2 tbsp ghee or clarified butter

30 ml oil

½ tbsp kevda water (screwpine)

700 ml banana milk paste (1 banana and 1 cup milk mixed together)

Rumali roti or handkerchief  roti
A step-by-step guide to making rumali roti Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

1. Add all-purpose flour into a bowl and start mixing the rest of the ingredients well.  

Guide to making rumali roti
Add all-purpose flour in a bowl Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

2. Next, add salt to taste. 

Guide to making rumali roti
Add salt to the flour Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

3. Pour kevda water into the mix. 

Add Kevda
Add kewra water/kevda Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

4. Mix all the ingredients and begin kneading with your hands. 

Knead the dough into a round ball
Knead the dough into a round ball Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

5. Break a piece of the dough and roll it into a ball.

Guide to making rumali roti
Break the dough into small sized balls Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

6. Roll out the dough.

Guide to making rumali roti
Roll the bread flat using a rolling pin Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

7. Flip the bread in air. This process stretches the bread evenly, and requires practice. Alternatively, you can also use a rolling pin to flatten the bread.

Making Rumali roti
Toss the roti in air Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

8. This requires practice. 

A guide to making rumali roti
Tossing rumali roti in air Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

9. By now, it has stretched out evenly and ready to be placed on a hot cylindrical clay tandoor. 

Rumali roti
Flipping rumali roti in air Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

10. Place the rumali roti on the cylindrical tandoor.

Guide to making rumali roti
Place the rumali roti on a dome shaped oven Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

11. Poke the bread with fingers. This allows the dough to rise slowly.  

A guide to making rumali roti
Poke the roti with fingers Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

12. Once dark brown spots begin to appear on them, remove from the tandoor. 

A guide to making rumali roti
Poke the roti with your fingers Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

13. Fold the rumali roti into a half, holding the two opposite edges.

A guide to making rumali roti
Fold the roti diametrically opposite Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

14. Fold it further, making it a triangle. 

Rumali roti
Fold the roti into a cone Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

Note: To make rumali roti at home, use a kadhai or wok; turned upside down. The cylindrical part of the kadhai will resemble the shape of a tandoor.

Serve with with a a gravy-based dish. It is best paired with dishes such as butter chicken, chole and black lentil dal

Rumali roti or handkerchief  roti
A step-by-step guide to making rumali roti Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

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