Tandoori Roti is an Indian bread that is usually made in clay ovens or tandoors. I am sharing a recipe using which you can make fabulous roti at home on a Tawa or oven. Here are also add rotis such as Kambu roti and double roti to your list of recipes during the festive period.
What Is Tandoori Roti?
Tandoori Roti is an Indian flatbread made of a mix of wheat flour and all-purpose flour (maida). The Tandoori roti got its name from tandoor which is an appliance used to make the roti. You will find this Indian Bread on the menu of every North Indian Restaurant, which is served together with velvety Dals and rich Gravies. But why wait to go to a restaurant, when you can make it at home. This roti is traditionally made in a tandoor or clay oven at high temperatures. The difficult part is to get the roti prepared completely at a particular temperature level, so you get a perfectly cooked roti. Since we do not have a clay oven or tandoor at home, we will make this roti on a tawa or in a microwave oven. Yes, you heard it right! Even if there is no clay oven, it doesn’t suggest we can’t enjoy tandoori roti now and then.
It is common for people visiting an Indian restaurant to order a naan or a tandoori roti with a thick curry or dal. Making tandoori roti in the house is not an uphill struggle. It is really easy to make, and you don’t need any expensive utensils/equipment. All you require is a microwave/tawa/OTG, a set of tongs, and a rack (that can be kept on the gas range or electric stove).
Note: Below you will find instructions to make Tandoori Roti in a microwave and OTG. Please ensure that your microwave or OTG are not rusted inside. If they are, it would be wise to replace your appliance.
- Uses fewer ingredients
- Is easy to make in the house
- Is similar to the Tandoori Roti made in the restaurants
- Is perfect for joyful meals
How To Make Tandoori Roti In Microwave
- 2 cups aata (wheat flour)
- ¾ cup water
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 small pinch baking soda
- 1 tbsp oil
- In a huge bowl take aata, salt and baking soda. Add a little pinch of Baking soda and mix well. Ensure not to add too much Baking Soda.
- Now add oil and mix and rub between both palms.
- Knead the dough with water. Quantity of water might be a little bit depending upon the texture of the aata.
- Knead it for a couple of minutes and cover the dough with a damp towel or with an inverted bowl.
- Keep it for 1/2 an hour.
- Preheat microwave for 10 minutes keeping the plate inside on which we need to cook roti. If you are using an OTG, preheat the OTG between 250°C and 300°C.
- Make five balls out of dough. Roll each ball into a roti with a rolling pin on wood board (chakla) or with hands.
- Place the rotis on a hot steel plate or the OTG tray.
- Keep this plate on the grill rack. Close the door.
- Select 'grill' from the cooking functions. Now set the time for 14 minutes. If the rotis are thick, then set more time. Though I set for 16 minutes, my rotis were all set in 13 minutes. If you are using an otg, set the timer between 8 to 10 minutes.
- Now begin cooking by pressing start/go button.
- After 7 or 8 minutes roti will be all set from one side. Open the microwave door and turn the rotis to the other side.
- Again close the door and continue cooking with the staying time. Roti is all set. Get from the microwave.
- Keep an eye on the rotis through the door. Next batch of rotis will take less time.