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Rye Roti

As a vegetarian recipe developer, at times there are many trials and errors and other times, like now Eureka!!!….spot on:-).    I have been thinking about rye roti for a while and decided to give it a go today.  With all my measurements, pen and paper at hand I was pleasantly surprised at how effortless this turned out.  I am so happy with the texture. The taste is just m mm mmm Marvellous! And get this…healthy too 🙂  how about that. Just remember this is quite different from the usual roti, (as you may know it) so please, don’t start comparing them.  This is a rye flour roti so let us enjoy it as it is…:-)  I’ve noticed that the roti turns a lovely darkish brown about 20-30 minutes after it’s been cooked.

Rye Roti By Videhi Sivurusan

Preparation + cooking time: 45 – 55 minutes

This is what you will need:

1 ½ Cups (375ml) Pure Rye Flour (Eureka Pure Rye Flour)

+ additional rye flour for dusting and rolling

½ Cup cake wheat flour/all purpose flour

½ tsp (2.5ml) salt

1 ¼ Cup Boiling water

4 tbsp (60ml) vegetable oil

Let’s get mixing and rolling – This is how: 

Add rye and cake wheat flour to a big mixing bowl – mix flours together and then pour 1 cup boiling water over the flour.  Use a fork to mix and combine flour. The dough will be stiff -ish at this point – Add the balance of the water with 2 tbsp oil.  With your fork, continue mixing the dough – add the other 2 tbsp oil.  The dough appears oily and a bit sticky.  Now use your hands and knead the dough for 5 minutes.  It will tend to stick a bit to the dish but that’s fine.

Cover dough and let it rest for 5-8 minutes

Lastly remove the dough from the dish and onto a flat service, lightly knead the dough with your hands – form 1 ball and then into a roll.  Use a knife and cut into 8-10 pieces.

Lightly flour the surface – use a rolling pin to roll out roti carefully, as this dough is quite soft

Heat a heavy base pan or tawa, it should be nice and hot – careful not to hot that it sticks and burns

Fry roti for 1 minute on each side or until cooked.

Pssst 😉  you may reduce the oil to 3 tbsp if you like.

Too keep your rotis soft – cover rotis with cotton cloth and store container with a lid.  This will prevent roti from drying out.



2 comments on “Rye Roti

  1. Tanu
    May 28, 2017

    Thank you for this recipe Videhi, i have made this many times – my family loves it : ) Keep up the great work!


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This entry was posted on January 14, 2016 by in Vegetarian.
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