Usually when I make roti I make roti with dahl filling. However there is another roti recipe that I seriously have neglected the other roti recipe and that is potato flatbread roti. This one is much easier and quite as delicious as the roti with dahl filling. If you have never made flatbread roti before this might be a good version to start with. Want to learn how to make potato flatbread roti? Lets get started!
I have this very old Surinam cook book. It doesn’t contain any images at all only quite a number of recipes and of course one of the recipes is the potato flatbread roti. I love roti recipes as special my fathers rustic roti with chicken. If you have not tried it yet you should. What is really great about this recipe is that you only need three ingredients that are almost available in any house hold.
- Oil for brushing
Nothing else. You can add salt if you like but I haven’t and I didn’t miss it. Start by peeling the potato’s and dice them in small pieces to speed up the cooking process. I took a very crumbly, high starch potato. Once the potatoes are cooked mash them with e.g. a fork in a big bowl.
When the potato is mashed add one cup of flour (I use wheat flour but all-purpose will work just fine). Then combine and add another ½ cup of flour.
Take the dough out of the bowl and knead the dough thoroughly and add the remaining ½ cup of flour. Knead until you have a consistent dough. Brush the dough with some vegetable oil and wrap the bowl with some thin foil and let it rest for 1 hour.
You bake these roti’s in a skillet, a normal baking pan can work but a skillet will get so much hotter that is why I prefer using it. Heat a skillet on high heat before you cut the dough into small pieces about the size of a golf ball.
You will get about 7 pieces. Roll into a roti and bake the roti in the skillet on high heat without oil. Cook for about a minute, flip and cook the other side. Then take the roti out of pan and keep warm.
How to make potato flatbread roti
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Potato flatbread roti is great if you never made roti before. Just 3 ingredients. Want to learn how to make potato flatbread roti? Lets get started!
- 4 potatoes (approx 600 grams)
- 2 cups of flour (wheat flour)
- 1 tbsp of vegetable oil (for brushing the dough)
Peeling, dice and boil the potato's until soft
Drain and mash the potatoes
Add 1 cup of flour and stir through the potatoes
Add another ½ cup of flour and combine thoroughly
Put dough on a floured surface and add the last ½ cup of flour and knead the dough until elastic
Then put in a bowl and brush with oil before wrapping with cling film and let it rest for 1 hour
Heat skillet before taking the dough out of the bowl and knead one more time before cutting it in size of golf balls (approx 7)
Roll the dough into a roti and bake in the hot skillet (no oil). Flip and bake the other side
Take out of the pan and keep warm