Give your usual rotis a new avatar by trying out these beautiful looking Rajasthani style Khoba Roti. Traditionally they are made into a much bigger size. But I went in for a mini version that are both baked and fried. I should confess that I really enjoyed making these intricate designs.
They are really a visual treat and are generally relished with panchmel dal or any side dish. Please do drizzle some ghee over the end product to enhance the flavour. So hope you will give it a try by following a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (makes five)
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tbsp. melted ghee
- 2 tbsp. yoghurt
- 1/2 tsp. ajwain (carom seeds)
- water as required to knead
- melted ghee
- Rajasthani dal or any side dish to serve
In a bowl. mix together (except water) all the ingredients. Add water little at a time and knead a dough. Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Divide into 5-6 equal portions (slightly thicker than the normal roti). Roll out each into a small round disc, just like a poori.
On one side make small gashes with a knife. Turn over and get started making your design either by pinching using your thumb and index finger, with a small tweezer or a small scissor. Make similar designer rotis with the remaining dough.
Place them on a greased baking sheet / tray and brush all over with some ghee. Bake at 180 degrees C. for 15-18 minutes. Drizzle some more ghee over the roti and serve with Rajasthani Panchmel Dal or any side dish.
In a bowl. mix together (except water and oil to fry) all the ingredients.
Add water little at a time and knead a dough.
Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
Roll out each into a small round disc, just like poori. On one side make
small gashes with your knife.
Make designs using a small tweezer.
Place them on a greased baking sheet & brush with some ghee. Bake in a
microwave oven in the convection mode at 180 degrees C. for 18-20 minutes.
After it is baked.
Make designs with a small scissor.
Make it the traditional way by pinching with your thumb & index finger.
Serve with Rajasthani Panchmel dal or any side dish.
Khoba Roti that are fried......
- oil / ghee as required to fry
Heat a tawa / griddle and fry the khoba roti on both sides for a minute each. Drizzle some oil / ghee and fry till it is cooked on both sides on a medium flame. Transfer to a serving plate and serve these yummy Rajasthani Khoba Roti with any side dish. (I had mine with matar ghugni (dried white peas curry)
I relished these yummy fried Khoba Roti with matar ghugni curry.