How to make Sweet Roti - Sesame and jaggery combined to make this Indian bread.

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Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा), Jaggery (gur) (गुड़)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

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Sweet Roti

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Sweet Roti checkout Roomali Roti, Matar Ka Parantha, Thepla, Gobhi Parantha . You can also find more Breads recipes like Litti, Thengai Arushi Adai , aloo prantha, Papaya Parantha .

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Sweet Roti

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sweet Roti Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 1/2 cups

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 8 tablespoons

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee 2-3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, add grated jaggery and two tablespoons water and cook on low heat till the jaggery melts. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 2

Mix flour, melted jaggery, sesame seeds, ghee, salt and sufficient water in a bowl and knead to make a stiff dough.

Step 3

Divide the dough into four equal portions and roll out each portion into five inch diameter rotis.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick tawa and cook the rotis, one by one, on medium heat, turning sides, till equally golden on both sides.

Step 5

Apply some ghee on the rotis and serve.

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