How to make Besan Roti ?


Besan Roti

1 cup of besan (chickpea flour)
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of fenugreek powder
1/2 teaspoon of asafoetida
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne
3 tablespoons of ghee, or a mixture of butter and oil
approximately 3/4 cup of warm water
butter or ghee for frying

In a large bowl, combine the flours, fenugreek powder, asafoetida, cayenne and salt. Rub 3 tablespoons of ghee or butter into the mixture. Stir in enough water until a firm dough is formed. Knead the dough on a floured surface for roughly 5 minutes until smooth. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into 12 balls and on a floured surface, roll each piece out into a round measuring 7 – 8 inches.

Heat some butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, cook one roti at a time until nicely browned on both sides. Add more butter to the pan as needed and keep the rotis warm in the oven until you have cooked all 12.