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Indian Sweet Bread Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Indian Sweet Bread

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"This recipe is an old family favorite. A crisp and sweet flatbread that's fried on the griddle. Everyone in my family loves it!"

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Original recipe makes 12 roti Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt and water until a soft dough is formed. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Divide dough into golf ball size pieces and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap.
  2. Select a ball of dough and roll out until very thin but not torn. Sprinkle lightly and evenly with sugar. Fold up dough into a small square and roll out again until thin.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium heat. Place the rolled dough onto the pan and cook for 1/2 to 1 minute on each side until golden. Serve immediately. Repeat until all dough balls have been rolled and cooked.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 16, 2006

This bread was very good, and I like the fact that I didn't have to make a special trip to the store to get the ingredients! I intend to serve this as an after school snack! I really enjoyed this recipe, once I made the following adjustments: I had to add a BIT more water (gradually) so that I could work with the dough. The recipe didn't specify to do so, but I did chill the dough prior to baking, with good results. Also, I added the "three sisters," cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, to the sugar I put on the dough. I also doubled this recipe, and it was BARELY enough, everyone liked it so well! I followed the directions for rolling out and frying, but after about four of them, mine were too doughy, and I personally don't like oil, so I took the rest of the flattened balls (I rolled all of them and the flattened them all at once), laid them out and cut them into strips with a pizza cutter and baked at 345 until golden! Served with honey butter, and both blackberry and strawberry preserves (and vanilla ice cream), these went faster than I could bake them! The next time I make this recipe, I'm going to try baking small rounds of it over inverted ramikens to make little edible dessert bowls. This is a keeper!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 04, 2007

you need to sprinkle this with sugar at the end or it is just a tortilla. and dont roll them out thin, roll them out medium.

 

63 Ratings

Apr 14, 2003

I substituted flour for pancake mix. I was looking for an easy recipe for my fiance' to make. I rolled them a little thinner than recipe called for, and fried them as directed. They were very good, even with pancake mix. I then mixed some butter and honey together to make honey butter and dipped the bread into the butter. MMM!

 
Aug 03, 2003

Very simple to make. I substituted 1/4 of the flour with whole wheat pastry flour and liked the "nutty" taste that resulted. Very similar to chapatti, just sweeter.

 
Feb 13, 2006

This recipe was so easy and wonderful. Tip: I added sliced banannas to the center before re-rolling it, and it tastes just like bananna roti I used to eat in Chaing Mai, Thailand. Drizzle some sweetend condensend milk on top for the truly authentic version. Thanks for the recipe!

 
Apr 14, 2003

Really good, and simple, since these ingredients are always on hand. Also can be made more or less sweet with the amount of sugar added. Requires some messy rolling, however.

 
Feb 26, 2006

i liked this a lot. its REALLY delicious if u use brown sugar, too- but keep it away frum the edges and really coat it in flour so the sugar doesnt burn. i rolled it in some cornmeal, also, for added flavor and crunch. after making the balls, i just made however many of the breads i wanted, then refridgerated the rest for when i wanted to make some. My only complaint is that it takes a lot of effort to roll it thin.

 
Jul 04, 2007

This was great! it reminded me of a flat version of pita bread. the only thing I would do different next time is add more sugar, and roll it paper thing before cooking it. I will be making it again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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