EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92
THEME: A-Z FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS
What is Mega Blogging Marathon?
Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3:
1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis
2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa
3. A-Z International Flatbreads.
I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to look for flatbreads beginning with all the letters of the alphabet as for this group cannot use batter based flatbreads. However, am up for this challenge.
For Day 22 its V. For that letter I had jotted down vegetable paratha. As I started preparing the parathas, the search on the internet intensified and I came across this very interesting roti —V for Vastad Roti. Its a Mangalorean- Konkani flatbread that is similar to Mangalore Buns. Reading Mangalore Buns was enough for me as that has been on my list to try for so long. If not a fried version than at least let me try the roasted version I thought.
Vastad Roti is slightly sweetish because of the ripe banana added to it and its super soft. Its a roti that is ideal to mop up curries. Its usually served with a spicy curry to balance the sweetness or with the simple dal preparation Dalithoi (dalithoy).
Would I make this roti again? yes, definitely because it was really delicious. I served it with dalithoy and hubby and I loved the combination. Next time will serve it a spicy curry. These rotis can be quite heavy so I made only 4. If you need to make more then double the recipe. You can use either plain or wheat flour or use a mixture.
1 cup wheat(atta) or plain flour
1 medium over ripe banana
1-2 tbsp thick yogurt
½ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp coarsely ground cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1-2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp oil
extra flour for dusting
ghee for smearing
- Mix flour with salt, sugar, coarsely growing pepper, jeera and baking soda.
- Add oil and rub into the flour.
- Add mashed banana and mix.
- Add yogurt a tbsp at a time to make soft dough. it should not be sticky.
- Knead it till its smooth. Shape into a ball.
- Rub ghee or oil over the dough. Cover and let it ferment for 5-6 hours.
- Heat a tawa or frying pan over medium heat.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
- Roll each into a ball and roll it in the flour.
- Take one part and roll it out into a circle of 5-6 inches in diameter. Use flour whenever necessary.
- Put the rolled roti on the hot tawa. Let it roast for 2-3 minutes.
- Flip it over and roast for 2-3 minutes.
- Using a spatula, gently press it down at the edges till brown specks appear and the under side is cooked.
- Flip the roti and press down gently with a spatula till its cooked.
- Transfer to a serving plate.
- Smear ghee over it.
- Repeat steps 9 to 16 with the remaining dough.
- Serve vastad roti with your favorite curry or dalithoy.
- Instead of roasting the roti without ghee or oil you can smear ghee or oil on both sides and roast it.
- When you add mashed banana, the dough will bind together so be careful how much yogurt you use.
A little request:
If you do try this recipe then please either
- add a comment below,
- send a picture to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
- tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
- or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962
You may want to check out what flatbreads I’ve made so far for this event:
A for Akki Roti
B for Bhakri
C for Chousela
D for Dalpuri
E for Ekadashi Thalipeeth
F for Fungawela Mag na Paratha/Sprouted Bean Parathas
G for Gulachi Poli
H for Hyderabadi Halwe ki puri
I for Indori Masala Roti
J for Juar Jo Dhodho
K for Kulcha
L for Luchi
M for Makki Roti
N for Nagori Puri
O for Onion and Carrot Ragi Roti
P for Padvari Rotli
Q for Qubani Naan
R for Rotlo
S for Surati Paratha
T for Tikkar
U for Ubbu Roti
Check out what other Blogging Marathoners have made:
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September 26, 2018 at 10:42 pm
Vastad rotis with dalithoy, i would love to enjoy this combination even for my dinner rite now, love this sweet and dal combination, though this combination weird for my family members, i simply love this combination. Lovely pick Mayuri.
September 29, 2018 at 10:54 am
Thanks Priya.. for Gujjus not weird at all as we love both sweet and chilli taste.
September 28, 2018 at 7:39 am
I made dosa with banana….never thought a roti could be made too. Awesome pick for V…looks so delicious!
September 29, 2018 at 10:44 am
Thanks Sowmya, these Mega BM makes us search for unique recipes.
October 2, 2018 at 4:19 pm
Same pinch Mayuri. We loved these rotis very much and you have made them beautiful as well.
October 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm
Thanks Harini and yes we loved them with the curry.
October 4, 2018 at 1:19 pm
Same pinch Mayuri. Even I made the same. Loved it to the core. Banana adds a nice flavour to the rotis. Yours have turned out perfect..
October 4, 2018 at 6:33 pm
Thanks Gayathri…will be checking out your preparation soon:)
October 5, 2018 at 2:57 pm
Great pick with V and unique bread for me.. Love the addition of banana.
October 5, 2018 at 3:36 pm
October 7, 2018 at 8:06 pm
I loved it too when I had made this last Mayuri, thinking about all these parathas and rotis makes me want to make them again..your flatbread has turned out thick and nice…
October 8, 2018 at 8:31 pm
Thank you so much Srivalli, I like the thickness as that made it easy to have with the curry.
October 8, 2018 at 4:40 am
This is one roti which mega BM has introduced to me . I somehow could never think of banana in a roti , but it seems this is a very popular roti .
Yours have come out really well , they look nice and crisp too . I am sure you don’t need an accompaniment with it .
October 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm
Thanks Vaishali, I too heard about for the first time when I was doing my research. Loved it as it doesn’t turn out too sweet.
Renu Agrawal Dongre
October 15, 2018 at 5:16 pm
Wow banana and yogurt directly mashed in a roti makes it more healthy. They look so perfectly done and yum.
October 15, 2018 at 7:25 pm
Thank you so much Renu, these rotis turned out really good.
October 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm
Mangalore buns are kisd favorite here. Making a roti version on it is equally yum! Nice choice for V, Mayuri.
October 16, 2018 at 4:51 pm
Thank you so much, we too loved this roti.
October 23, 2018 at 1:35 am
after reading vastad roti I felt as if my screen smelling like ripe banana.. just loved this roti. I too find this roti while seraching but did not check how to make it. I decided to make my vrat recipes. You made them so beautiful.
October 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm
Thank you Bhawana, I find that sometimes cooking and clicking too difficult especially when its cloudy as then I don’t get natural light in the kitchen.
October 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm
Thank you Bhawana, try these rotis, they taste so good with any dal or curry.
October 23, 2018 at 5:10 am
Dali Thoy is my boys favorite dal ever in this world and I make it at least once a week. I will have to try this vastad roti soon to go with it. Looks so delicious and my house has a never ending supply of over ripe bananas.
October 23, 2018 at 8:52 pm
Do try the vastad roti Sandhya, we loved it with the dal. I can understand why your son loves the dal…simple and yet flavourful
November 29, 2018 at 5:24 pm
Initially I too decided to make vastad roti, but changed my mood afterwards as my kids are not fond of banana flavor. After looking at your vastad roti, I think I need to give it a try, may be their perception changes 🙂
December 3, 2018 at 10:53 pm
Thanks Ritu, the roti was not too sweet so they like it.