Khoba Roti – How to Make Rajasthani Khoba Roti

Khoba Roti – How to Make Rajasthani Khoba Roti: easy to follow ‘khoba roti’ recipe made 2 ways using atta and besan (chickpea flour). This is a rustic Indian bread from the state of Rajasthan and served with curry, meats, veggies or even pickle.

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What is Khoba Roti?

In India, we have an amazing variety of roti’s / bread that we make on a daily basis and this Khoba Roti is one such popular option.

It’s a thick roti made using flour (or a variety of it) and the top of the roti has indents or wholes (like in my roti here) where you drizzle ghee. 

In typical Rajasthani home, it’s made all the way by hand and then small indentation are made all over the roti and then it’s cooked thoroughly on clay stove or tandoor.

It originates from Rajasthan, a state in Western India, popular for its music, colorful clothes, sand-dunes, old forts and definitely food. Oh, the food is excellent – Spicy and rich in flavors + ghee. 

A lot of times people even like eating khoba with freshly chopped onion, green chilies, and some salt and it’s also served with meats, curries, vegetables or even pickles.

Khoba Roti recipe

Growing up in New Delhi, we used to often drive down to Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer (all cities in Rajasthan) to nosh on their delicacies and site seeing.

And one of my favorite dishes that we only could get in Rajasthan was Khoba Roti with Spicy Buttery Meat – OMG, it used to be so delicious..almost soul-satisfying (It felt that the whole purpose of that 2-3hrs drive was just to eat these 2 things 🙂 ).

Fast forward now and let’s talk about this roti, a.k.a ‘Indented Bread’ – which is a thick circular/oval-shaped roti/bread, made using whole wheat flour or any flour combination.

I’m also adding some ‘garlic powder’ and ‘sesame seeds’ on mine for some elevated taste but you can totally skip this step.

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Now, of course, we don’t have any clay stove at home but you can get the same taste and texture by making it on our regular modern-day kitchen stovetop.

The recipe is very similar to making any Indian bread, just that you have to tweak some things here and there – Trust me, its easy and super yum!

Today I’m discussing 2 Ways to Make Khoba Roti :

Method 1 – using whole wheat flour (atta)

Method 2 – using chickpea flour (besan) …. this is my favorite version as it adds a lot more rustic smokey flavors to it.

Notes for Perfect Roti Everytime

1. You can replace GlutenFree Flour with Whole Wheat Flour or a Mix of Whole Wheat + All Purpose.

2. You can absolutely omit the garlic and make them plain too.

3. If Vegan, you can skip ghee and use coconut butter or any other vegan butter or oil.

4. You can skip mint and use coriander or just skip this step.

Seriously, it’s an easy-peasy recipe and absolutely customizable to your taste. The only thing I insist upon is trying it with curry.

It tastes SUPER Delicious and nothing beats that taste. Add some ghee on the piping hot khoba roti to enhance the taste even further.

How to Make Khoba Roti:

The process to make the dough, roti and serving is the same for Both the Methods:

Making the Dough

  1. In a food processor, add the flours, garlic powder, carom seeds, 1 tbsp ghee and pulse for 10 seconds to mix everything.
  2. Add 1/2 cup water to this mix and pulse again (you’ll see dough lumps forming)
  3. Add 1/4 cup water and mix again to form a smooth but slightly hard dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 equal balls.

Making the Khoba Roti

  1. Now, take one dough ball and roll it into a thick circular shape using a rolling pin.
  2. Use your fingers to form that star shape on the entire circle (see the process).
  3. Use a fork to indent the inside of the circular roti (see the process pic).
  4. Repeat this process until all rotis are made.
Step by Step Khoba Roti Process

Step by Step Khoba Roti Process

Cooking the Roti

  1. Heat a non-stick pan on high.
  2. Place the raw khoba roti on it and let it cook for 1 minute (lower the heat during this process for even cooking).
  3. Turn the khoba roti to another side and cook for another minute.
  4. Follow this Method – If you have a Kitchen Tongs:
  5. Lift the cooked roti using the tongs and place it on high flames (side down) for 1/2 minute.
  6. Turn to another side and cook evenly.
  7. Repeat this process until all rotis are cooked.

** Follow this Method – If you DONOT have Kitchen Tongs:

  1. While the roti is cooking on the pan, use a thick kitchen cloth to press and cook it even further.
  2. Turn the roti to another side and continue the same process using the kitchen cloth.
  3. Cook all the roti’s similarly.
  4. Once the rotis are cooked on both sides, smear some ghee on top of each roti, sprinkle with garlic powder, sea salt, and crushed mint leaves.
  5. Serve with Hot Curry for Best Taste.


Cooking the roti over flames

You can also make the dough and freeze it for later (stays up to a week in the freezer). 

 

Khoba Roti recipe

Khoba Roti recipe

So, go ahead and try this roti recipe over the weekend along with this easy Indian  Chicken Curry.

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Yield: 10

Khoba Roti - How to Make Rajasthani Khoba Roti

Khoba Roti recipe

Khoba Roti - How to Make Rajasthani Khoba Roti: easy to follow 'khoba roti' recipe made 2 ways using atta and besan (chickpea flour). This is a rustic Indian bread from the state of Rajasthan and served with curry, meats, veggies or even pickles.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Method 1 - using Atta (wheat flour)

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (atta)
  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour (maida)
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder - you can add or remove as per taste
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee - optional
  • 1/4 Tsp Carom Seeds (ajwain) - optional
  • 1 Cup Water - 2-3 tables more incase the dough is dry

Method 2 - using Besan (chickpea flour)

  • 1 Cup Chickpea Flour - besan
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (atta)
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder - you can add or remove as per taste
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee - optional
  • 1/4 Tsp Carom Seeds (ajwain) - optional
  • 1 Cup Water - 2-3 tables more incase the dough is dry

For Decoration - optional

  • 7-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Sesame Seeds - crushed
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt - any course salt or even regular salt will do

Instructions

The process to make the dough, roti and serving is the same for Both the Methods:

Making the Dough

  1. In a food processor, add the flours, garlic powder, carom seeds, 1 tbsp ghee and pulse for 10 seconds to mix everything.
  2. Add 1/2 cup water to this mix and pulse again (you'll see dough lumps forming)
  3. Add 1/4 cup water and mix again to form a smooth but slightly hard dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 equal balls.

Making the Khoba Roti

  1. Now, take one dough ball and roll it into a thick circular shape using a rolling pin.
  2. Use your fingers to form that star shape on the entire circle (see the process).
  3. Use a fork to indent the inside of the circular roti (see the process pic).
  4. Repeat this process until all rotis are made.

Cooking the Khoba Roti

  1. Heat a non-stick pan on high.
  2. Place the raw khoba roti on it and let it cook for 1 minute (lower the heat during this process for even cooking).
  3. Turn the khoba roti to another side and cook for another minute.
  4. Follow this Method - If you have a Kitchen Tongs:
  5. Lift the cooked roti using the tongs and place it on high flames (side down) for 1/2 minute.
  6. Turn to another side and cook evenly.
  7. Repeat this process until all rotis are cooked.

** Follow this Method - If you DONOT have Kitchen Tongs:

  1. While the roti is cooking on the pan, use a thick kitchen cloth to press and cook it even further.
  2. Turn the roti to another side and continue the same process using the kitchen cloth.
  3. Cook all the roti's similarly.
  4. Once the rotis are cooked on both sides, smear some ghee on top of each roti, sprinkle with garlic powder, sea salt, and crushed mint leaves.
  5. Serve with Hot Curry for Best Taste.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

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