Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Twin Roti

My Grandmother in law taught me this recipe. Everyday we used to make it together. This helped me survive through my twins childhood, when I used have too much work and nobody around (Being a single earner, my husband had to go to work). My husband used to like only rotis for dinner, and this recipe was quicker. Twin rotis are very good for beginners as you can roll two rotis at the same time so you won't have to roll it too thin. You are making two rotis together so faster too. Since one side of the roti is cooked in steam, this rotis are sweeter. These rotis go well with mango. Many people make it during mango season but we make it every day. When I used to have pain in my wrist I used to combine THREE together-even faster.

Category : Vegetarian, low fat
Preparation Time : 5 min
Cooking Time: 15-20 min
Skill level :  Intermediate

Ingredients :
1 c whole wheat flour
water as needed
ghee as needed
Dry whole wheat flour for rolling

1. Make soft dough with flour and water. 
2.  Make walnut size balls of dough.
3. Flatten the balls into disks.
4. Coat half the disks into flour.
5. For the other half, apply Ghee on top (1-2 drop)
6. Now Arrange it on top of one with flour, greased side down.
7. flatten it bit more.
8. Roll it softly to make both side similar. Dust roties to roll to prevent from sticking.
9. Heat griddle on medium heat and when hot enough (to check put a pinch of flour on the griddle and check if it turns golden-brown) carefully place the roti on the griddle .
8. After 10 seconds, flip it over.
9. When it has brownish spots flip over again.
10. When it has brownish spots both sides its done.
11. Split it open, you have two roties ready. Stack them
12. repeat.

*Let it Stand for an hour or so or overnight in refrigerator. 
*Instead of ghee you can use butter or vegan butter but ghee smells good.
*Flipping roti too many times makes it hard and chewy. (With practice you will know right timings and right temperatures.*To make soft roties adjust your heat just right. If its too much you will get burns and spots will quickly turn black and if it's too low it will take longer and will be chewy not soft.
* If you think your rolling speed is not fast you can turn heat on only after rolling 2-3 roties.