Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. And these small small things bring lot of comfort and smiles in life ....I often feel if somebody understood these emotions then it can make a marked difference in their life,....life will be more comfortable and lively ....
I always wanted to bring these emotions in life and explain the value to my kids....today I am sharing a recipe of an Indian flat bread 'Tandoori Roti '. Making Tandoori roti at home is very simple ....just knead a nice soft dough by adding all the ingredients and follow the recipe below
2.5 cups whole wheat flour/atta
½ tbsp oil
1 tsp salt or add as required
¾ to 1 cup water for kneading or as required
some ghee or butter for spreading (optional)
sieve the whole wheat flour along with 1 tsp salt in a bowl or a large plate. you can also mix the flour and salt together.add 1 tbsp oil.then add ¾ cup to 1 cup water.
Mix everything and gather the mixture to begin kneading. knead to a smooth, soft and supple dough.
make small to medium sized balls from the dough.
now on a rolling board, flatten a dough ball and sprinkle some flour on it.
roll it into a small to medium sized round.
Tava or griddle method:
After you are done rolling the roti, spread water evenly all over the roti. you can use your fingers to spread water or use a pastry brush.
place the roti, watered side down on a hot griddle, use a cast iron tava/griddle. I will not recommend Non stick as the roti will fall off in the next steps. as soon the roti, gets heated up, you will see huge and sometimes even large bubbles on the roti. Allow to cook for a minute on a low to medium flame.
now carefully hold the tawa upside down on the flame. the flame has to be on low to medium or else the roti might get burnt.
rotate the tava for even roasting. when done take roti out of tawa. The tava will have a few bits of cooked roti, which you can scrape off.
spread some butter or ghee on the tandoori roti.
Take a fire proof wired rack and place it on a low to medium flame.
place the roti on the rack.when you see bubbles appearing, flip the roti. you will see a few brown black spots on the roti. cook the other side now.
flip again and you will the second side cooked well enough.
flip once more for an even cooking.
lastly flip again. the whole roti has to be cooked well.
keep the roti in a roti basket or casserole. take some butter or ghee to spread on the roti.
spread the butter or ghee evenly. if you want you can skip the butter or ghee.
serve tandoori roti hot with any dal, vegetable or paneer curry.