Update on My Nepali Bread – Roti Pizzas

I posted a few days ago about my Nepali bread fail. It turns out that while my Roti made an awful bread, it makes awesome super thin whole wheat crusts for personal pizzas.

Roti Pizza Crust
Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, melted butter, salt and sugar.
  • Make a well in the center and add warm water and milk, mixing it with the flour until a soft dough is formed.
  • Dust kneading board with flour; place the dough on the board and knead for ten minutes or so.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for an hour or so. (I’m not sure why we are letting the dough rest here, this is unleavened bread.)
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal sized balls.
  • Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Flatten the dough balls into circles of your desired size and thickness. Ours looked were somewhere between pita and tortilla on the thickness scale. I flatted one as the one ahead of it cooked.
  • Place one roti on the skillet, top-side down and cook for 30 seconds or so.
  • Turn over and cook for another minute until small air pockets emerge.
  • Turn it over once more and cook for another minute.
  • With a lightly wet towel, press on the roti, forcing it to develop more air pockets.
  • Cool finished Rotis on a cooling rack.

Makes 10 servings
Calories ~ 182, Fat ~ 2 g, Carbohydrates ~ 37 g, Protein ~ 7 g

Chris made awesome pizzas out of our Roti. He topped them with pizza sauce, crushed red pepper, and crumbled queso fresco. He baked them at 400 degrees, because he is an impatient pizza baker, until the cheese had melted nicely.

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2 comments
  1. I’m surprised that your roti didn’t come out very well.

    In Nepal – my ama would just make roti with water and flour and cook it on a griddle/skillet and it always turned out well. Of course we never added in butter or milk of anything so maybe that was the difference? I’ve been meaning to try and make it for quite some time now – you’ve revived my interest maybe I’ll try it this weekend!

    • Brit said:

      I’m curious to hear how yours turns out and what recipe you use!

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