Vegan Roomali Roti – 5 Ingredients

This famous Indian flatbread recipe is called “Roomali” Roti, as the texture and form is supposed to resemble a soft and thin scarf or, hand-kerchief. Most Indian restaurants with open kitchens will get their chefs to toss up the dough into the air to stretch the dough out before baking it on upturned hot clay pots. This recipe has been adapted for my home kitchen and uses only 5 ingredients and, no oil. I cooked the rolled and stretched out flatbread on the back of a cast iron wok with a dash of nonstick spray.

We need,

  • Wholemeal Flour – 1.5 cup
  • Strong White Bread Flour – 1.5 cup
  • Coconut Yogurt – 4 tablespoons
  • Warm Water – Approximately 1 cup, may need more or less
  • Salt, to taste

Directions,

  1. Add the flours, salt and yogurt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually add warm water in to knead a soft dough.
  3. Allow dough to rest covered for 30 minutes before separating into lemon sized balls.
  4. Heat an inverted cast iron wok on slow heat.
  5. Roll out individually on a flat surface covered with nonstick spray. Use a few drops of oil to grease the surface if desired.
  6. Stretch the dough as thinly as possible into a round/ oval shape.
  7. Transfer stretched out dough onto the back of a pre heated wok.
  8. Wait till a few bubbles appear and flip over to cook the other side on high heat.
  9. Spray with nonstick spray before folding and storing in a clean tea towel.

These taste best when hot to warm as they are very thin. Enjoy!

Priya@MasalaVegan

I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I’m found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❀️

16 thoughts on “Vegan Roomali Roti – 5 Ingredients

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Looks delicious!

Thank you 😊 Hope you can try it out.

Love making it more than eating!! Tossing this in the air is a fun. This is one of the main attractions in outdoor garden buffets. Delicious as well. Thanks for this great share Priya.

Thank you Sumith 😊 The air tossing is so beautiful to watch… Unfortunately I just stretch them by hand!

I used to practise them with wet towelsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜„

Oh my πŸ˜„ Wet towels is a great idea! My little one has been asking to roll out dough, I shall direct her to the towels from now on!

Wet the towel and then squeeze it. Hold your hands straight, put the cloth on top and try to toss in the air. Keep practicing it. You too can try itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜„

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

What is coconut yogurt in Hindi or Marathi, I know coconut cream and coconut milk…

Thanks for stopping by 😊 Coconut yogurt is made with coconut milk in the same way as dairy yogurt. Some probiotic powder and coconut milk and, a long incubation time for the yogurt to set is all that I use πŸ˜„ Coconut in Hindi is, “Nariyal” and in Marathi is, “Naral”. Yogurt is “Dahi”. Hope that helps 😊

Yeah I know what is coconut called…. But coconut yogurt was new for me πŸ™‚

Love all variants of rotis…

Thank you for your kind words 😊

Looks great Priya.. Feeling like grabbing one and eat with curry.. Roti and vegetable my favourite meal

Thank you 😊

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