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How to Make Potato Flatbread Roti

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how to make potato flatbread roti with two plates with roti

Usually when I make roti I make roti with dahl filling. However there is another roti recipe that I have seriously neglected 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!

how to make potato flatbread roti one plate with roti

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.

how to make potato flatbread roti ingredients

Potato flatbread roti ingredients

If you want to make potato flatbread roti you need to have the following ingredients:

  • Potatoes
  • Flour
  • Oil for brushing

Nothing else. You can add salt if you like but I haven’t and I didn’t miss it.

How to make potato flatbread roti

Start by peeling the potato’s and dice them in small pieces to speed up the cooking process. Take a very crumbly, high starch potato. Once the potatoes are cooked mash them with e.g. a fork in a big bowl.

how to make potato flatbread roti with two plates and a pan with roti

When the potato is mashed add one cup of flour (you can use either wheat flour but all-purpose will work just fine). Stir the flour through the potatoes with the fork until the flour and potatoes are combined.

Then add another ½ cup of flour and stir it through as well. With the final ½ cup of flour you can knead the dough by hand until you have a consistent and elastic dough.

Take out the dough and knead the dough for a couple of minutes before you put it in a bowl. Brush the dough with some vegetable oil and wrap the bowl with some thin foil and let it rest for 1 hour.

how to make potato flatbread roti with roti in a pan and on a plate

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. Take a rolling pin and cover with flour.

Roll the dough into a roti shape and bake the roti in the skillet on high heat without oil. Cook for about a minute, flip and cook the other side for a minute as well. Then take the roti out of pan and keep warm underneath a clean kitchen cloth. This recipe yields about 7 flatbreads.

how to make potato flatbread roti one roti on a plate

Easy potato flatbread recipe is a tortilla made with just 2 ingredients. You can use it with a lot of dishes like a curry, with meat like a taco or turn it into a potato flatbread pizza. Visit for the (video) instruction.

What to eat potato flatbread roti with

If you are wondering what to eat a potato roti with take a look at these recipes:

  • My father rustic chicken roti – this is one of my favorite recipes a recipe I learned from my father and authentic Surinam recipe.
  • Lentil red curry – if you are vegan than this curry will complement your roti even more. Also really delicious if you are not vegan by the way.
  • Yellow chickpea curry – more curry recipes that contain chickpeas which are a great substitute for meat
  • Spicy Thai red chicken curry – This Thai recipe is the ideal recipe for a roti recipe because the sauce and the potato roti go so well together
  • Green curry – A green curry with loads of vegetables is also a great recipe to eat with your potato roti

More flatbread recipes

There are so much different flatbread recipes. Here a small selection if you like to make more flatbread recipes yourself:

How to make potato flatbread roti

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How to make potato flatbread roti

Serves: 7 Prep Time: 80 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes
how to make potato flatbread roti with two plates with roti

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

Nutrition facts

Calories: 149; Fat: 2.2g; Carbs: 28.9g; Protein: 3.5g

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  • Reply
    January 20, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Are these types of bead suitable for freezing? and have you tried with any other flours then white flour?

    • Reply
      January 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      Veronica, these potato flatbread are very suitable for freezing. I make a batch and put them in a plastic zip loc bag and keep them for a couple of months. If you want to use them thaw them first, then wrap them in some aluminium foil and heat for 5-7 in a oven at 350℉. I have made these with wheat flour as well and work just fine. You can also make them with a combination of
      50% chickpea flower and 50% wheat flower.

  • Reply
    April 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    What a great video Mireille! I just shared your recipe on my social networks! 🙂

    • Reply
      April 15, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you Jane! Glad you like the recipe and video. Thank you for sharing it on your social media!!

  • Reply
    April 24, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Nice recipe dear…

    • Reply
      April 24, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Jesni. Glad you like this recipe.

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