About this recipe:This popular Indian pancake can be made as part of a meal or for a nice snack. As kids we ate it sprinkled with sugar. It's typically served with curry and sambal if you choose to spice it up.
200ml warm water
1 teaspoon salt
a pinch of sugar
600g plain flour
1 egg, beaten with a little water
3 1/2 tablespoons ghee, plus extra for cooking
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:15min › Extra time:3hr › Ready in:3hr25min
Dilute the salt and sugar in the warm water. Put flour in a large mixing bowl. Work the ghee into the flour using your fingertips. Add the beaten egg and gradually add the salt-sugar water while kneading the dough.
Knead the dough until it becomes soft and pliable. Form balls with the dough and let it rest for 2-3 hours in a well-oiled bowl.
Working on a flat greased surface, take a dough ball and flatten it using the heel of your palm to make a paper thin circle. Spread 1 teaspoon ghee inside it. Fold the edges together to make a square.
Heat a flat griddle pan and cook the roti until brown on each side. Serve hot.