Basically, roomali roti is a popular popular Indian roti recipe coming direct from the punjabi cuisine. probably, the name of this roti has been derived from its texture and appearance. in other words, roomal literally means handkerchief in punjbai or even in hindi and urdu languages.
However, when served with tandoori curries, roomali rotis tastes heavenly. especially, when served with palak paneer, kadhai paneer or even with dum aloo recipe, it tastes amazing. contradictory, the preparation of these rotis can be overwhelming, especially the kneading part. i almost knead the dough for minimum of 15 -20 minutes to make it a smooth dough. as a result, the roomali rotis would turn soft and thin in texture
To PREPARE DOUGH
- 1 cups maida / all-purpose flour / plain flour
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 cup warm milk, add as required to knead dough
- ¼ cup maida / all-purpose flour to dust
- TO PREPARE SALT WATER:
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp salt
RUMALI ROTI DOUGH RECIPE:
1first of all, in a large mixing bowl, take 2 cups of maida.Add pinch salt and a teaspoon of oil.Add warm milk little by little and start to knead.Knead for atleast 15 minutes.
2Grease the dough with a tsp of oil to prevent from drying.In conclusion, cover with moist cloth and rest for atleast 20 minutes.
RUMALI ROTI RECIPE:
3Pinch a small sized ball.dough, roll and flatten it.Also dust with some plain flour.Furthermore, roll it into a thin circle.roll as thin as possible.Stretch little so that it become thin.Roll the rumali roti carefully over the rolling pin .
ROASTING ROTI RECIPE:
4Take kadai or chapathi tawa and heat for 2 minutes.Then reverse the kadai and heat further more a minute.Sprinkle some salt water over kadai.Or you can take on Tawa too as I have shown in the video .Now slowly unroll the rumali roti over hot kadai.After 30 seconds you can see bubbles forming over roti.so flip off and cook the other side.