Sada Roti

Indian Flat Breads
Indian Flat Breads. Richard Jung / Photolibrary / Getty Images
  • 43 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: 4 sada roti (serves 4)
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Sada Roti is a type of Indian-influenced flat bread. Of all the West Indian roti(s), it is the easiest to make as it only involves 3 easy steps: kneading the dough, letting the dough rest, and cooking the roti.

What You'll Need

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil or ghee
  • Lukewarm water

How to Make It

  1. Add the first four ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add the oil or ghee and rub it into the flour.
  3. Add enough water to knead to make a dough. Once the dough comes together, knead it for 2 - 3 minutes to a soft pliable dough.
  4. Rub the dough with a little oil so as not to form a skin. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a cast iron griddle or pan on medium heat.
  6. Cut dough into 4 equal pieces. Cover the rest of the dough as you work with one piece at a time.
  1. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin.
  2. Form one piece of the dough into a ball, then flatten to a disk and roll into a 5 inch circle of about 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. Transfer rolled dough to tawah or pan, lower heat to medium-low. Let cook on one side until the roti puffs up. Flip the roti and cook the other side for a minute or two. Remove roti from tawah and wrap loosely in kitchen towel (flour-bag type of fabric)
  4. Repeat from step 8 until all the roti is made.
  5. Serve as is with butter, jam, a spread of your choice or sauteed vegetables or a curry.

Edited by Hector Rodriguez