Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rumali Roti

Rumali roti is very famous north indian roti which is extremely thin. "Rumal" means a handkerchief and as the name explains, it is so thin that it can be rolled like a hanky. This special roti is usually served in weddings and pretty hard to make. The chef flips them in the air like a pizza and make it so paper thin. I have watched them do that in awe and then carry on stuffing many inside my mouth!

I found a quick and easy way to do rumali roti at home by my fav chef Sanjay at vahreh I tried it today and it was pretty good. Of course you cannot compare to what the pro's make, at the same time not too bad for an ordinary person to make it at home.

I don't have a big skillet as the chef did, so I made my rotis small to be cooked on a 8" skillet.

Get Ready:

  • 1 cup All purpose flour/  Maida
  • 1 cup Atta
  • 1 cup plus a few tsp of warm water
  • A pinch of salt.
  • Rice flour to dust and roll


  • Mix the flours and makea soft dough. I mean really soft dough and keep aside for 15 mins.
  • Heat a tawa or skillet and make it really hot.
  • Make one ball th size of a lemon. Split that into two and roll a small chappathi.
  • Grease one side of the chappathi with some oil and dust it with rice flour on the greased side.
  • Put one greased surface on the other and stick the edges.
  • Roll as thin as you can .
  • Cook on the tawa.
Serve hot with any gravy curry!

You can view the making of rumali  roti   Here as it 's hard to explain...

Enjoyed it with Kashmiri aloo, recipe to follow soon!


  1. awesome yaar ...u made them so perfectly ..those roties r too good ...i wise i could taste some with ur delicious kashmiri aloo..yummy


  2. My favorite one! they look so good and its very much tempting me to make them now..

  3. Yet try rumali rotis at home, looks prefect and soft..

  4. Priya, The colour is not brown like our normal chapathi. It is white, probably they use maida over here more- it is my favourite dish and I have tasted it at a few dhabas, but the colour is white and as rightly said by u, it is so thin that it can be rolled like a hanky or even "pichified".

  5. Healthy and yummy, you've done it perfectly..

  6. Wow..rumali roti looks so thin,soft n have tempted me to try it out!

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  7. The rumali roti looks fab...luve yur space here

  8. I am going to try this love rumali rotis- one question why did you name your blog elaichi - love it -unique!

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  9. @ayush Love the fragrance of elaichi and hence named my blog!

  10. 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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