Serves 6-8 rottis
Preparation time – 30 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes
For the dough –
4 cups wheat flour
½ cup olive oil or as required
1 tsp salt
Water to knead the dough
For the filling –
2 cups beef/mutton (boiled)
2 big onions
½ cup curry leaves
4-5 green chillies
1 cup carrots (shredded)
½ cup cabbage (shredded)
1 cup potatoes (diced)
1 cup leeks (chopped)
1 tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp mustard
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 ½ tsp chillie powder
½ tsp chillie flakes (optional)
salt to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
- Sift the flour, add salt, 2 tsp olive oil, water and knead into a soft and smooth dough.
- Add 2-3 tsp olive oil and keep kneading the dough for 10 minutes turning it over the work surface until it incorporates to soft, smooth and shiny dough.
- Make small balls about 2 and a 1/2 inch diameter, drizzle some oil on each ball and cover with a damp cloth and leave the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
- 4. This dough can be used instantly without leaving to rest for 30 minutes either way it tastes great.
- Heat oil in a medium size pan over a medium heat and temper onions and curry leaves.
- Add the green chillies and stir. Add the carrots and potatoes and let it cook for 2 minutes.
- Stir in shredded cabbages, leeks and mix well. Add the spices and salt.
- Keep sautéing for a minute and add a cup of water keep it closed for 5-6 minutes checking occasionally for the water level and make sure the vegetables doesn’t get burnt.
- If the vegetables require more cooking add more water as required.
- Once the vegetables are tender add the meat and sauté for a few minutes.
- When the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan stir and take off heat.
- Let it cool for 15 minutes.
- Roll each ball of dough into 25 cm by 14 cm thin sheets and place a generous amount of the vegetable mixture on one side and fold in the three sides of the dough and roll it like a roll.
- Heat a griddle in high and turn it to medium place the rottis and cook each side until slightly golden brown about 4-6 minutes on each side and remove from heat.
Hints- Use a pressure cooker to boil the meat if you have one which will help you prepare within the time mentioned.
This rotti is idea for a picnic, lunch box or a quick snack to be taken anywhere and eaten at any time, easy to eat with less mess.
- As these rottis contain vegetables I believe this is an ideal way to serve vegetables for kids who are really picky and avoid vegetables.
- Wrap the rottis in a foil to preserve the crispiness on a picnic or lunch box.
- You can prepare this with either meat or vegetable filling (use both for extra flavor).
- These wraps/rottis are an appetizer/snack which is very delicious and sure you’ll end up eating more than 2 forgetting about your diet.
- Can be served as a quick breakfast.
Recipe by mafaza haleem