Tandoori Roti Recipe - Type of Indian unleavened bread which is usually made in a clay oven called a tandoor.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta), Salt

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

Tandoori 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.

Tandoori Roti Recipe - how to make Tandoori Roti

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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

Sieve flour and salt into a bowl. Add sufficient water and form into a soft and smooth dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for a few minutes. Divide the dough into four equal portions. To make roti, pat each ball on the palm of your hand, till it is of desired thickness, or till approximately five to six inches in diameter.

Step 2

Put on a gaddi and stick it in a moderately hot tandoor. Remove when cooked on the outer surface. If cooking in an oven, place on a greased baking tray and cook for five to six minutes, in a preheated oven at 190º C. serve hot with vegetables or any meat preparation.

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