Tandoori roti | How to make Tandoori roti

By Sujata Limbu  |  15th Sep 2015  |  
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About Tandoori roti Recipe

This is a healthy roti that is made of wholewheat flour and is a great option for breakfast paired with your favourite sabji. Tandoori roti is a flat bread which originated in the India. Roti is the main staple food for many states in North India and Tandoori Roti is a much loved variety. Other famous varieties are parantha, kulcha, Lachha parantha, and plain roti recipe. Tandoori roti is made on the tandoor which gives it a crispy delicious texture. Infact, tandoori roti is a very popular order in North Indian Restaurants.BetterButter gives this Tandoori roti recipe a big thumbs up!

Tandoori roti is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in UP. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Tandoori roti is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Tandoori roti at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only few minute for the preparation and 8 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Tandoori roti by Sujata Limbu in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Tandoori roti at your home without any difficulties. Tandoori roti is one of the representative dishes of UP which you can serve in any special occasions.

Tandoori roti

Ingredients to make Tandoori roti

  • 250 grams Wholewheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon curd
  • 1 cup water

How to make Tandoori roti

  1. Take a large bowl, put in the flour, salt, and baking powder. Then, pour the curd in and blend all the ingredients well together.
  2. Pour a little water to this mixture and knead into a dough. Note do not pour too much or too less of water, but just enough to make a smooth dough.
  3. Cover this dough with a wet damp cloth. Keep aside for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Before you start cooking, make sure to heat the tandoor or oven for atleast 2 minutes.
  5. Make 4-5 dough balls of equal size from this dough. Put the dough on a floured surface and roll it into a large and round roti shape of thick size.
  6. If you are using a tandoor then cook it for 4-5 minutes, however if you opt for an oven, bake the roti at a temperatue of 200 degree celsius for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Once brown spots appear when the roti is in the tandoor, this means that it is cooked and you can remove it.
  8. Serve hot by spreading ghee on the roti alongside your favourite curry.

A staple of Indian households all across the subcontinent, the Tandoori Roti is also enjoyed immensely by people from different cultures and different countries the world over. So famous is this flatbread that many people have reinvented this roti according to their tastes and preferences. However, nothing can beat the good old tandoori roti.

The recipe for Tandoori Roti provided by Sujata Limbu, outlines the step-by-step procedure for making this essential Indian food item. Her recipe is perfect to serve 3 people and can be made in under 10minutes. From making the dough to the cooking of it-be it in a tandoor or an oven-this recipe covers everything. Follow this recipe and create the classic tandoori roti and enjoy it with different curries and different vegetables. As the name suggests, Tandoori Roti is traditionally cooked in a tandoor. A tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven that cane be used for both cooking and baking. Using the tandoor to cook flatbreads is not limited to India though. This cooking utensil is also used in countries like Turkey and Iran. A charcoal fire or a wood fire generates the heat for the tandoor. The charcoal pieces or the wooden pieces are placed inside the tandoor and then lit, thereby exposing the food being cooked to both live-fire, radiant heat cooking, hot air cooking and convection cooking. Owing to the live fire burning inside the tandoor, temperatures inside the tandoor can reach as high as 480 degree Celsius! Authentic tandoor ovens remain lit for long periods of time in order to maintain the high cooking temperatures. However, for cooking the Tandoori Roti at home, an authentic tandoor or clay oven is not necessary. Many modern-day versions of the traditional tandoor use electricity or gas instead of charcoal. Not only do these electric and gas tandoors make everyday cooking at home easier and quicker but they are also more environment-friendly when compared to traditional tandoors that use charcoal or wood fire.

The combination of Tandoori Roti with your favourite curries and vegetables makes it a perfect everyday dish to make for both lunch and dinner. Cooking this roti in a tandoor, gives it a smoky tasty and a crispy texture that makes it all the more enjoyable to have. So ditch the usual tawa roti and make this delicious Tandoori Roti. Serve it hot and fresh from the tandoor and don’t forget to smear the Tandoori Roti with a dollop of desi ghee (clarified butter) or some utterly, butterly delicious butter after taking it out from the tandoor or the oven.

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Reviews for Tandoori roti (2)

renu dhawan2 years ago


Anjali Bhatia3 years ago

Do need to turn up & down
Sukhmani Bedi
2 years ago
yes that is important otherwise it may burn

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