Jola Rotti

Jowar flour flatbreads of North Karnataka

Description

Jowar flour flatbreads of North Karnataka

Ingredients

To serve

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl put the jowar flour, salt, chilli powder. Mix lightly.

  2. 2) Gradually add in some warm water a knead into a slightly stiff dough. Cover with a wet cloth ansd set the dough aside for 20 mins.

  3. 3) Then knead once again and divide into big lemon sized balls. This quantity should yield about 12 portions approx depending on the size.

  4. 4) Place the dough on a floured flat surface such as a marble rolling board, flatten it and roll out/ spread the dough with your palm into a thin flat discs. Dust with flour in between if it sticks.

  5. If you find it difficult to remove and transfer to pan, lightly grease the surface before you roll out the dough.

  6. You may also place the portions on a lightly greased clean plastic mats (specially meant to roll out rottis etc) and dust with some flour and roll out.

  7. 5) Carefully transfer onto a hot iron tava/ iron griddle and cook over medium heat.

  8. When the bottom side of the roti turns slightly dry, sprinkle very little water on the upper side and press with a cloth and continue to cook until the water evaporates very slightly.

  9. Then flip and cook the other side till done. Keep pressing with a cloth so that the rotis puff up in some places. When cooked, brown spots appear on both sides.

  10. Serve hot!

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