Indian roti is a basic daily bread that is so simple to make that many families make fresh roti for each meal! Give your fork a rest and use torn bits of roti to scoop up your food.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16


  • 1 1⁄2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup water


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and gradually mix in the water by hand until you have a soft dough. Knead for 7 to 8 minutes; cover and allow to rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Divide into 16 equal pieces, and shape into balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a 6- to 8-inch circle.
  • Preheat a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Once hot, reduce heat to medium. Cook roti in skillet, flipping over when dough begins to bubble up. Gently press down on the roti with a spatula, flip over again, then remove from pan. Cover to keep warm while others are cooking.
  • Serve warm.