Tandoori Roti

April 25th, 2009 filed under Breads
YouTube Preview Image Tandoori roti is made with whole-wheat flour and traditionally cooked in a clay oven or tandoor. This recipe uses a regular home oven with pizza or baking stone which provides a similar effect to the tandoor.Recipe make 4 Rotis

Tandoori Roti RecipeIngredients:

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • About 1/4 cup of water as needed

Also needed:

  • 1/4cup whole-wheat flour for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clear butter)


  1. Mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt together.
  2. Next add the oil and yogurt and mix to make crumbly dough.
  3. Add water as needed and mix to make smoother dough.
  4. Knead the dough for about a minute. Set the dough aside and cover it with a damp cloth.
  5. Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Heat the oven to 500 degrees with a pizza stone (baking stone) for about thirty minutes so the stone becomes hot. Using a baking/pizza stone will help to give roti close to same kind of heat as tandoor.
  7. Next turn the oven to high broil.
  8. Divide the dough into four equal parts.
  9. Roll each dough piece into a smooth ball and press flat. Take each ball and press it into the dry flour on both sides makes it easy to roll.
  10. Roll each dough piece into 6-inch circles.
  11. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly dust the dough with dry flour.
  12. Before putting the rolled dough into the oven, lightly wet your palms and take the rolled dough and flip them between your palms before placing them onto your baking/pizza stone in the oven.
  13. You can place about 2 pieces of rolled dough on the baking/pizza stone at a time. The roti will take about 2 minutes to cook, depending upon your oven. After the roti is baked, there should be golden brown color on top.
  14. Take roti out of the oven and brush lightly with clear butter (ghee).
  15. Wait for 2 to 3 minutes before baking the next roti to allow the oven to reheat.
  16. Serve the roti hot

Serving Suggestions:
Serve roti with dal, or any gravy base dish and a side of sukhi subji complimented with chilled yogurt raita.

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74 Responses to “Tandoori Roti”

  1. I should definetly try this at home!!!
    Very good presentation!!!

    I am a chef, food photographer and have just recently started blogging as well!!!

  2. Tasneem says:

    Easy n nice method. I like it

  3. sarita says:

    Hellow Aunty,

    i am very fond of tandoori roti but i dont have pizza stone at home, can i use nonstick tawa for this, or anty other alternative.

  4. shalini says:

    what is pizza stone and were would i get it

  5. Megha says:

    Hello Aunty
    I tried tandoori roti with your method it was sticking on the pizza stone i did wet my hands and i did put some butter on the pizza stone before putting the roti onto the stone it was cooking from the upper side and stick on the stone and i tried alot but it wont come too can you plz tell me wat i m doing wrong


  6. Deepa says:

    Hello Manjula aunty,
    I love your method of teaching and all your recipes. You are doing such a big service to so many of us newly married women who are just learning to cook.
    Can you please tell me the brand of your pizza stone and from where you bought it? I’m moving to the US soon, so i’m planning to buy one. Thank you!

  7. anita says:

    Hi aunty,
    I love your website and tried most of your recipies. They are too good thank you verymuch.
    Can you please tell me where I can get Pizza stone. I am in India Mumbai. can you please tell me where it is available.
    waiting for your reply.

  8. sania iqbal says:

    hello manju anti ap ki naan khati both achi the ma banai the.

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