Uplift Recipes - Oil / Paratha Roti - Kurt Supermarket

Uplift Recipes - Oil / Paratha Roti

Jun 07, 2023Brittney Bunbury



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • Additional flour for rolling and dusting (1 cup)
  • Additional oil or ghee for cooking
  • Butter (optional)

    Note: Extra flour for cooking
              Extra oil for cooking


    1. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
    2. Gradually add warm water to the flour mixture while stirring with a spoon or your hands. Continue adding water until a soft dough forms. Make sure at this point the dough is not super stiff or too wet and sticky 
    3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil or ghee onto the dough and knead it for about 2-3 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough feels sticky, you can sprinkle a little flour and continue kneading.
    4. Roll the dough into one big ball and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes. Divide the dough into four to six equal-sized balls 
    5. Take one dough ball and flatten it with your hands. Dip it into the additional flour to prevent sticking.
    6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough ball into, a round circle not as thin as the final product. If needed, dust the dough with more flour to prevent sticking. 
    7. Brush the rolled-out dough with some vegetable oil or ghee. Drizzle a bit of flour
    8. Starting from one end, make small pleats or folds along the entire length of the rolled-out dough.
    9. Coil the pleated dough into a spiral shape, tucking the end underneath.
    10. Press down the spiral-shaped dough with your palm to flatten it slightly.
    11. Dip the flattened dough into flour and roll it out again into a thin circle.
    12. Heat a tawa or a flat skillet over medium heat. Once hot, place the rolled-out Paratha/ Oil Roti on the tawa.
    13. Cook the Paratha Roti for about 1-2 minutes until you see small bubbles forming on the surface.
    14. Flip the Roti and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes. Brush some oil or ghee on the surface.
    15. Flip again and cook for a few more seconds, pressing down with a spatula to ensure even cooking and browning.
    16. Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
    17. Serve the Paratha Roti hot with your favorite curries, chutneys, or yogurt.

    Enjoy your homemade oil Roti!

    The Flaky texture signature to the roti depends on the folding process. If you dont understand the technique of folding you can see a visual representation 

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