Do you think tandoori roti cannot be made without a special tandoor set up? Do you avoid making tandoori roti because its “too complicated” to make? Do you satisfy your craving for a tandoori roti by ordering it from a restaurant? If you answered these questions with a big yes, then you must continue reading ahead!
Making tandoori roti is not difficult at all. It does not require any special cookware or ingredients and can be made at home on your everyday roti tawa. Don’t believe us? We have prepared a step-by-step guide to provide you with a restaurant/dhaba like tandoori roti experience at home.
- Wheat flour – 2 cups
- Baking powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Ghee – 1 tablespoon
- Curd – ¾ cup
- Water – as required
- Salt as per taste
How to make:
- Combine wheat flour, baking powder, curd and salt in a stainless steel bowl. Gradually pour water in the mixture and start kneading a dough. Ensure you do not pour all the water at once and add only as required. Once the dough is ready, cover it with a moist cloth and keep it aside for 45 minutes.
- After 45 minutes, make small balls from the dough. Keep the dough on a rolling board and use a very little wheat flour for dusting the dough ball. Use your fingers and flatten the dough ball. You can also use a rolling pin to flatten the dough balls into a circle, like in the case of regular rotis. However, remember that tandoori rotis are thicker than regular rotis and do not roll the tandoori rotis very thin.
- Brush one side of the tandoori roti with water.
- Heat the roti tawa. Place the rolled tandoori roti over the hot tawa with the side brushed with water facing the pan.
- Cook for a minute on low flame until the tandoori roti develops small bubbles.
- Flip the tandoori roti from the roti tawato the medium flame directly. On the flame, flip the roti at short intervals until it is golden brown.
- Once the tandoori rotis are golden brown, take it off the flame and season it with ghee or butter. You can also use flavored butter if you wish to.
How to serve:
Serve the golden-brown tandoori roti that you prepared on a roti tawa at home with a side of north-indian vegetable of your choice and buttermilk for a restaurant/dhaba like experience at home.