Monday, July 16, 2018

RAJASTHANI KHOBA ROTI / KHOOBA ROTI


Rajasthani Khoba Roti or Khooba Roti is a thick flatbread made with whole wheat flour. Khoba roti may look a bit complicated to you from the appearance, but it is very simple to make. Traditional way to cook this roti is to cook it on a charcoal sigri. but since we do not have those now-a-days we have to make on a tawa and then finished on the flame directly.
Khoba Roti has a nice crisp outer layer and soft inside. It goes well with almost all the spicy curries, chutneys and pickles. Traditionally it is made simple with just the addition of salt, ghee and ajwain / cumin. But some people like to add few more ingredients like garlic, kasoori methi etc etc for variation.

Ingredients:
Wheat flour .... 1 cup
Desi ghee ....... 1 tbsp (to add while kneading)
Salt ............... to taste
Ajwain seeds ... 1/8 tsp
Cumin seeds .... 1/8 tsp
Desi ghee ........ as needed to brush on top

Method:

Mix together all the ingredients in a large plate or a bowl.









Knead with sufficient water to make a soft dough. Cover it and set aside to rest for 15 minutes.








Now take the entire dough and roll out into a thick roti.









Heat a tawa and transfer the roti on to it.









Pierce with a knife and roast it on one side for half a minute. Piercing helps in cooking the inside part well.










Flip the side and close the gas. Pinch the roti with your fingers to make depressions on it all over.








Now light the gas and roast the other side carefully.










When it is 3/4 th done, roast it over the direct flame using tongs.









 Turn it around to roast evenly .You get the best results when done on charcoal. Remove it in the serving plate and brush ghee generously on it.

40 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. And seems challenging to pinch the roti while it's still on the pan.

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    1. Yes, absolutely true.. Initially it is difficult but practice makes you perfect.
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  2. This looks great. Pinching the hot roti must be difficult Superb share.

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    1. Yes Sujata . it was a bit difficult.!
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  3. Traditional recipe. First time, I am encountering this type. Worth to give a try. Like you said, it would be difficult in the beginning to make marks on the roti, while when it's still on pan.

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    1. Yes Malini.. but I guess we could remove it carefully on a flat plate and put it back after pinching.

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  4. This is such a unique and fun share Shobha! I want to try making this...mine may not look as beautiful as yours. Great share!

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    1. Thanks Sandhya dear.. it is not as tough as it looks to be.. even I made it for the first time. So give it a try.

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  5. Wow, knob roti looks so beautiful. This roti is on my to try list. Pinching the roti while its hot must be difficult.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri.. yes it was a bit tough pinching the hot roti.

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  6. This is one of my favorite, unfortunately I do not have a flame gas here but enjoy when I go to my mom's place. Lovely share

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  7. Loved your blog. Very informative and wonderful recipes across the country.

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    1. Thanks a lot for visiting my space and liking the recipes Reena.

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  8. What a fabulous recipe!!! love to see the expertise with making it in every step of your pics

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  9. WoW loved this another variation of roti, it looks beautiful. I have tried this knob version in sweet mathri at my home but I have made these marks before frying with the help of plucker. No this roti is on my to try list. Pinching the roti on a hot pan must be difficult task.

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    1. Thanks for liking Jolly.. Yes it was a bit difficult to do that.

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  10. I have always been in love with Rajasthani cuisine and this roti only reminds me that my blog should soon have some recipes from the cuisine. The rotis look beautiful and I am sure delicious in taste.

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    1. Vidya.. same pinch. I also love Rajasthani cuisine. I have tried out many dishes.

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  11. A very interesting roti! Good tip to prick the roti for even and quicker cooking. Will try soon!

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  12. This looks so artistically made but seems to be easy. Nice share.

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  13. Very interesting recipe. I love the pattern it creates when you pinch it halfway. It makes the roti look amazing.

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  14. The roti looks very artistic di !you have done it so well..want to give it a try now..thanks for the wonderful share

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  15. I admire how beautiful it looks, it looks like an art..Indian cuisine always amazes me with the same basic ingredients variety of dishes can be made

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    1. True Lathi.. We can go making so many dishes..list is endless.

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  16. These khooba roti looking very inviting. must say that it is very hard work making one roti if trying first time. need practice to make them. fabulous work here.

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  17. Such an interesting design! The way you pinch the roti whilst it is still on the pan is amazing!

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  18. I am yet to try this classic Rajasthani dish, you have nailed it Shobha.

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  19. Khoba roti looks so delish. I am always amazed at the way the design is made by pinching the rolled dough.Yet to try it. Lovely share.

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    1. Lovely isn't it.. even I got attracted because of the design made on it.

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  20. Wow Shobha , love it. My family loves this variety but we make in little different way. So yum yum

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    1. Would love to know your version too.
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