Wednesday, August 04, 2010

roti basket / indian flat bread platter

What a lovely weekend it was,saturday night we had a small family potluck  which was a surprise farewell party given to our frends rashmi and shrikant ,as they were moving back to india and we had too much fun and leisure ,we played boys verses gals dumsharads and we made sure that each and every person participated in enacting the films and also we played a couple game which was just too funny and embarrasing for some as it was a test for husbands to know few things about their married life and especially it was knowing each others interests and some important days of our married life.We had a complete meal followed by high ginger tea,some yummilicious starters ,main course and ofcourse last but not the least dessert.This time i had opted for indian flat breads and few of my frends insisted me on making my delish mughlai paratha but my hubby suggested me to make something different and mix roti platter so i chose three different varieties and i made missi roti ,mint kulcha and mughlai paratha.So here are the recipes for missi roti and mint paratha and mughlai paratha i had long back posted in my blog so u can find the recipe here.

MISSI ROTI ( makes around 10-12 rotis )  :
ingredients :
3 cups besan/gram flour
1/2 cup  wheat flour (regular atta ) + 2-3 tbsp extra
2 finely chopped green chillies
2 tsp kasthuri methi
2 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
finely chopped corriander leaves
salt to taste
method :
Mix all the above ingredients together ,using little water make a soft dough ,at this stage your hands will get sticky and messy as the besan might stick to your hands so you can use 2-3tbsp of extra dry wheat flour to rub your hands and can dust with it so it will be little easy to bind the dough.Once the dough is made ,cover it and keep aside for 10 mins.Divide the dough into lemon size equal balls,roll out round,circular chapati's using dry wheat flour and slap it on preheated tava/griddle ,flip over and heat till it get brown spots,then place it on the high flame and just like phulkas puff it on the direct flame,then remove from the flame and apply some ghee and serve immediately or even  can  apply some oil/ghee while on tava and fry like any other stuff parathas and serve hot.

MINT PARATHA ( KULCHA ) (approx will make 12-14 )
ingredients :
2 cups plain flour / wheat flour ( i used plain flour )
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves ( u can add more or less as per your req)
1/2 cup chopped corriander leaves
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp kalonji ( nigella seeds )
2-3 finely chopped green chillies ( adjust acc to your taste )
salt to taste
ghee/oil/butter for frying
water as required
method :
Mix all the above ingredients and knead a medium soft dough and keep aside for 1/2 an hr.Divide the dough into mandarin size equal balls.Roll out one dough into chapati / roti size,apply little oil in centre and make flat folds like a chinese fan ,again make  a ball and again roll out in circular way ( round ) chapati size and slap it on a preheated tava/griddle till you get brown spots all over,then flip it over and again heat till its evenly browned,apply ghee/butter on both the sides and serve hot.


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  2. Sonu, I'm drooling here...beautiful click as well..

  3. hi sonu ,
    the platter looks so colorful with so many types of yummy paratha/rotis ...i loved ur moghlai paratha too ...all r very beautifully explained ... bookmarked ...thanks for sharing dear


  4. Whole roti basket is delicious ans so inviting...

  5. Wow, that is a beautiful platter, all my favorites on it :)

  6. That is a lovely spread. I am sure rotis should have vanished in no time

  7. Hi...Very attractive and delicious roti basket, can't make up my mind which one to choose....

  8. Never tasted missi roti before.Sounds really tasty.thanks for sharing !

  9. Hey sonal, first time here..loving your awesome space with so many yummy recipes..i bookmarked some, have 2 go through some more :) liked the papad ki sabji..
    the roti basket looks beautiful..
    have book marked your site , will b visiting often
    take care,

  10. I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Roti basket looks yummy and delicious.
    You are welcome in my blogs.


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