Khoba Roti

Posted on Nov 29 2013 - 5:16pm by IBC News
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Someone once said, food is an art form, and he was right. This intricate, beautifully designed Indian bread will make you want to pack your bags and travel to Rajasthan.

The meaning of ‘Khoba’, which means valley, is displayed in the intricate design of this rustic bread, which travellers carried along as hearty meals in the heat of the desert.


4 cups All purpose flour
2 teaspoons Carom seeds
½ teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
To taste Salt
¼ cup Clarified Butter


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, carom seeds, chilli flakes and salt with 2 tablespoons of clarified butter. Mix very well and knead in enough water to make a soft pliable dough. Cover with a moist muslin and keep aside for 10 minutes.

2. After 10 minutes, divide the dough in half. Roll out each half into a thick roti of about 12 to 14 inch diameter.

3. Beginning from the centre and moving outwards, pinch the surface of the roti to make a design on the roti. Repeat for the second roti.

4. Heat a griddle over low flame, place the roti design side up and cook over gentle heat. Drizzle a tablespoon of clarified butter along the edges and brush the surface with a tablespoon of clarified butter. When one side is cooked golden, carefully turn the roti over and cook on the other side. Repeat for other roti.

5. Serve hot with pickle.

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