Yogurt Roti

September 29, 2018mayurisjikoni

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.

Day 25, can’t believe the Mega BM is nearly over. With letter Y for today, nothing was coming to my mind except for yogurt and yam. The dilemma was should I go for yam or yogurt stuffed parathas. Neither actually won. Didn’t find good yam in the market and with stuffed yogurt parathas, the recipe called for paneer and I didn’t want to buy some as I didn’t want to leave the left over in the freezer as I’m traveling soon. Frequent power  cuts means that I cannot store too many things in the freezer. If the power goes away for more than 14-16 hours, then I have to throw away the frozen goodies as the freezer becomes too warm because of the hot weather.

I love stuffed rolled parathas, Frankie’s, Kathi rolls whatever one wants to call. However, most of the ready made ones, the roti tends to be chewy and its not easy to enjoy a roll. I don’t want to eat the fried paratha rolls all the time. It’s when I wanted to try out soft rotis for rolls at home that the idea of a yogurt roti came to my head. So for Day 25 its Y for Yogurt Roti. 

Try this roti out for all your stuffed rolls option, I promise you you’d not want to buy a ready made one again. The rotis are so soft, pliable and easy to roll with any stuffing. What I love about rolls is that it is like a complete meal all rolled into one.. a protein and veggie filling and the roti gives the required carb. I like to roll the flatbreads a bit thick so that it has a balance of all the ingredients. However you can definitely opt to roll them as thin as you like.

Add whatever spices you want to the dough. I add spices depending on what stuffing I will be using. Usually for an Indian filling like paneer, veg kebabs, veg cutlets, etc I add turmeric and cumin, carom seeds to the dough. If I’m using Chinese filling then I leave it plain or add chili flakes. If I’m going to stuff falafel then I like to add herbs to the dough. The options are endless. I prefer to use wheat flour but you can use a mixture.

yogurt roti 4

yogurt roti 2

YOGURT ROTI

Makes 6

1½ cups wheat flour

½ cup thick yogurt (hung yogurt, greek yogurt)

1 tbsp oil

½ tsp salt

½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera) -optional

¼ tsp carom seeds (ajmo, ajwain) – optional

¼ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)

extra flour for rolling

extra oil for rubbing

  1. Mix flour, salt, spices, herbs etc whatever you are using.
  2. Add oil and rub it into the flour.
  3. Add yogurt and form a soft dough.
  4. Knead till it becomes smooth. Shape it into a ball.
  5. Rub oil over it and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Heat a frying pan or tawa over medium heat.
  7. Divide the dough into 6 parts.
  8. Roll each part into a ball.
  9. Take one ball, roll it in the flour. Press it between the palms.
  10. Roll into a circle of 7 to 8 inches in diameter using flour as and when required for dusting.
  11. Put the rolled flatbread on the hot tawa or frying pan and let it roast for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Flip it over and let it roast for 2-3 minutes. You may use a clean towel or kitchen cloth to press it gently to roast it evenly.
  13. Don’t let the flatbread becomes crispy.
  14. Cover the cooked flatbread with a clean cotton cloth or tea towel.
  15. Repeat steps 9 to 14 using up the remaining dough.
  16. Make sure the flatbreads are covered well with a cloth so that it remains soft.
  17. Stuff  yogurt rotis with whatever filling you prefer and serve.

 

Tips:

  • Use thick yogurt, hung yogurt or greek yogurt for this recipe.
  • Don’t omit using the baking agent.
  • Add spices, herbs of your choice to the dough.
  • Wrap the cooked flatbread in a kitchen towel or clean cotton cloth till required.
  • Make the flatbread big so that its easier to stuff it.

 

A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email mayuri.ajay.patel62@gmail.com
  •  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 Rotla

S for Surati Paratha

T for Tikkar

U for Ubbu Roti

V for Vastad Roti

W for Wheat Khakhra

X for Xtra Flaky Farsi Puri

 

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23 Comments

  • Priya Suresh

    September 30, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    What an interesting and lovely rotis there. How prefect those rotis looks to have with some spicy curries. Yogurt rotis looks super soft. Kudos to you for coming up with this incredible rotis.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 3, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much Priya.

       
  • Sowmya:)

    September 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Those yogurt rotis look so soft and delicious. They make a tempting meal along with those cute luscious kebabs. Lovely pick!

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 3, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you so much Sowmya.

       
  • harini

    October 2, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    My little one asked me to make yogurt rotis as well. but I went with something different. But I am sure I will make these soon. They look so good and as you mentioned a great option to use as wraps.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 3, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Harini, try it… soft and easy to fold too.

       
  • Simply Tadka

    October 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    This yogurt based roti makes every bread so soft and flavorful.. love to use further as roll.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 5, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks Preeti.

       
  • Srivalli Jetti

    October 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Excellent choice and as a wrap these rotis would have tasted so good!..buying just for one dish is such a waste especially if you can’t use it right away…good decision, these have turned out great anyways.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 8, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you so much Srivalli.

       
  • vaishalisabnani

    October 8, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Yogurt roti sounds so versatile . I like the recipe and the way you play around with herbs is so interesting !
    It is interesting to see how well they roll up and can be stuffed with just about anything .

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 8, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Vaishali… my versatile recipe for stuffed rolls.

       
  • gayathriraani

    October 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    The rotis look super soft. I like the variation of the dough depending upon the stuffing. The rolls look absolutely yum.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 11, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much Gayathri.

       
  • Padmajha PJ

    October 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Yogurt roti looks so soft and the ones with the fillings look even more delicious and so filling too!

     
  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    October 18, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Wonderful pick for the letter. Yogurt roti looks super soft. I can have them as is with just a cup of tea.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 18, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much Renu.

       
  • code2cook

    October 19, 2018 at 1:27 am

    wow, this yogurt roti actually came out great and making wraps you simply excelled it. Love those wrpas with all veggies. fabulous share

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 19, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much Bhawana.

       
  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    October 23, 2018 at 5:14 am

    The yogurt would have added a slight zing and extra softness to the roti. Love the wrap that you have made with these rotis. So perfect!

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 23, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you Sandhya, the yogurt definitely makes them soft and as I had used home made yogurt, didn’t have the slight tangy taste.

       
  • Annapurnaz

    November 29, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Same pinch Mayuri, though your yogurt roti is entirely different from mine. But this is the way we learn to make different things from the same ingredients. Beautiful presentation.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 3, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you so much Ritu.

       

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