Wednesday 22 June 2011

Rumali Roti / Roomali Roti ~ Step by Step Recipe

Rumali Roti is a thin bread from the northern part of India and Pakistan and a traditional element in Mughlai cuisine. The word rumal means handkerchief in Urdu and Hindi, and the name rumali roti means handkerchief bread. The extreme thinness of the bread and the fact that it is usually served folded like a handkerchief are the probable sources of the name. (Wiki)

First make the dough, roll out a lemon sized ball and spread 1 tsp of ghee maida paste....

Roll the second ball to the same size again and put on the first roti spread with ghee.....

Roll out the sandwiched rotis together to a large thin roti.....

Cook roti on both sides very quickly on low heat....

Immediately separate the 2 rotis stuck by the paste, fold each roti into a triangle and serve!

In picture: Rumali Roti and Dal Makhani

Now the whole recipe in one place :)

Rumali Roti / Roomali Roti
(Recipe Source –Nita Mehta)

1 ½ cups All purpose flour / Maida
1 cup Wheat flour / Atta
2 tbsp Oil
½ tsp Salt
2 tbsp Ghee
1 tbsp All purpose flour / Maida
  • Mix maida, atta, oil and salt with a little water to make slightly stiff dough. Keep aside with a damp cloth for one hour.
  • Make a paste of ghee and maids in a small bowl.
  • Make 2 lemon sized balls of the dough.
  • Roll out 1 ball about 5-6 “ diameter.
  • Spread 1 tsp of the ghee maida paste on it. Keep aside in a plate.
  • Roll the second ball to the same size again and put on the first roti spread with ghee.
  • Roll out the sandwiched rotis together to a large thin roti using a little dry flour for rolling.
  • Heat a tawa on low heat and cook this roti on both sides very quickly. Do not make it brown.
  • Remove from fire and immediately separate the 2 rotis stuck by the paste.
  • Fold each roti into a triangle and keep soft in a casserole.
  • Serve with Dal Makhani or your choice of curries.

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  1. wow, thanks for the step by step pics. I am going to bookmark it and make it soon :)

  2. Roomali Roti looks perfect and wonderful !! Step-Step pics are very helpful !! Thanks for it !!

  3. Looks perfect,thanks for the step by step pics..

  4. Oh how awesome Swapna! I had made some kadai chicken recently and was just wishing I had rumali rotis to eat them with! Didn't think it would be this simple to make! Bookmarked!

  5. perfect roti!!nice click dear!

  6. one of my fav roti, handkerchief...

  7. I love Rumali rotis--never knew they were made this way[sticking 2 and then separating].Dal makhani looks delicious!

  8. My my..gorgeous!This technique is new! The rotis look fab! Dal makhni too looks yum yum! Tks for sharing wt a pictorial!

  9. Yum ...that platter is so yum...and liked your way of doing it ....

  10. I am also bookmarking to try,wanted to try for long time! Lovely pictorial!

  11. I love this bread but I am a total novice and I'm showing it by asking what is the difference between Maida and Atta. My all purpose flour is made of wheat so you wouldn't have listed the same flour twice.

    Can you let me know because I would love to try this.

  12. Although love rumali roti, never knew how to prepare. Loved the illustrative clicks and bookmarked.Thanks for sharing.

  13. Nice stepwise...and soft rotis u have got...yummy

  14. Wowo superb and I don't think i will be ever able to make this so perfect.

  15. I love roomali roti but never attempted at hiome..ur version sounds nice,will try sumtime..:)

  16. Hai dear

    This looks so yummy...You have a lovely blog..Please check my blog..I ma following your blog..Hope you will do the same..

  17. it looks pretty simple when you put it step by step, I always thought it was so difficult to make! Thanks for the step by step instructions :)

  18. Thanks everybody for the lovely comments :)...
    @ Maureen ~ All purpose flour / Maida is bleched wheat flour and Atta is Whole wheat flour which is unvleached and brown in colour...

  19. Step by step recipe
    Thanks a lot

  20. amazing Roomali Rotis. I luv this dish.

  21. Dear Swapna,
    I really love the Roomali Rotis that you have made , there look wonderful and no doubt delicious. keep up the good work.


  22. Looks delicius and so soft. I like very much the step by step presentation.I love these a lot! chowringhee restaurent in satyaniketan


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