The aroma of Chapati or Roti being roasted with ghee and sprinkled with sugar is a fond childhood memory. Dieting was unheard of, ghee and sugar used liberally, and the sweet aroma clung to the house like a dear friend. Thought of posting it today as I was feeling particularly nostalgic about my childhood as I went through the old photographs.
- 300 gms wheat flour
- A tsp of salt
- 200 ml hot water
- Ghee/clarified butter
Heat the water enough to handle it. Add the salt, flour and oil and bind a soft dough. Cover it and keep it aside for 15 mnts. The hot water softens the dough. Knead it well for a couple of minutes. Make 18 balls. Flatten them. Dust them with flour and roll into six inch diameter disc’s. Heat a skillet. Apply a tsp of ghee. Place the rolled Roti over it. Roast till small bubbles start appearing. Drizzle a tsp of ghee on the uncooked side and flip the Roti. Roast till the Roti turns a golden brown, gently flipping it all the while to see that it is roasted evenly on both sides. Remove. Sprinkle with sugar and serve hot.
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