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Simple Roti

Simple Roti

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Simple Roti

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: appetizer,entree

Cuisine: South East Asian

Yield: 30

Serving Size: 30 based on how big your doughballs are

Simple Roti

A quick,easy, and simple roti recipe.


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Butter (for frying the roti)


  1. Preparation
  2. Measure out flour and salt and place in a boil.
  3. Heat water until it is lukewarm (around 30 seconds, if using the kettle let the water sit for 5-10 minutes so you don’t burn yourself)
  4. Add the water slowly, stirring as you go with either a wooden spoon or your hands, until the dough starts to come together
  5. Keep stirring, adding a little more water if the dough is dry (you’ve added enough flour when the dough can be formed into balls and hold its shape)
  6. Break off a little piece of dough (about the size of the palm of your hand), knead it, and form it into a ball. Set the ball aside in a bowl and cover the bowl with a cloth. Keep doing this until you have no more flour.
  7. Measure your vegetable oil and using a brush or spoon sprinkle it around the bowl where the dough balls are.
  8. Let your roti balls sit with the cloth covering them for 10-30 minutes)
  9. Cooking
  10. Grab a parchment sheet big enough to roll your dough ball in. Fold it in half and stick the ball inside the fold
  11. Then using the rolling pin roll out the roti to around half a centimeter thick).
  12. On the stove top and put it on medium heat, place your pan on top and add a teaspoon of butter on the pan. When the butter starts to sizzle add the rolled out roti to the pan. Add butter each time you fry a new roti.
  13. Wait about 2 minutes and flip the roti over. Your roti is done when there are brown spots on each side.


Appliances/Utensils needed: Stove top and microwave/kettle, Measuring cups and spoons, Large mixing bowl, Large cloth, Frying pan, Brush/spoon, Little bowl for vegetable oil, Spatula (one for frying), Wooden spoon (Optional), Parchment paper (you can buy a 20 pack from the dollar store and you should only need 1-2 to make roti, Rolling pin or some sort of cylinder object .

Recipe by Juanita Gnanapragasam

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