June 12, 2008

Roti Mela: Palak Khasta Roti

Finally I did it!.. I made the fluffiest and yummiest rotis ever.. All thanks to the tip - of adding curd and bread slices to the dough!

... and here is the proof - Palak Khasta Roti.

Off these rotis go to Valli's Roti Mela - as promised in my last post!

Palak Khasta Roti

Adapted from here.


2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 White bread slices, trimmed edges
3 tbsp Yogurt
1/4 tsp Baking powder
Salt to taste
1 cup blanched Spinach, chopped
water - to knead


1. In a small bowl, mix yogurt and bread slices, mash them into a smooth paste.

2. Mix the flour, yogurt mixture and rest of the ingredients. Knead into soft dough using little water. Rest the dough for about 15-20 minutes, covered.

Note: Addition of curd and bread gives a nice, soft texture to the rotis.

3. Shape dough into small balls and roll them out into circular shaped rotis.

4. Put a roti on a heated griddle and cook both sides with some oil. I used PAM spray just to cut down some calories.

5. These rotis taste divine when served immediately with any hot and spicy curry. Y.U.M.M.O!!


Dear Uma bestowed me with 'Inspiration Award'.. Wow.. feels so good to know that -
'I inspired someone!!. Thanks dear..:)

This beautiful award is started by dear Jamie of Flavour Pantry. What an awesome award, dear Jamie! In her own words:
This is given to bloggers whose stories and recipes inspire us. Whether it’s to eat healthier, dive back into our past to conjure up something we ate as children, or just make the light bulbs in our brains go on with a new idea for a recipe.
As recipients of this award, please share with us what inspires you and then pass on the Inspiration Award to 4 other deserving bloggers.
Please let them know what the award means and what to do with it.
Feel free to post the Inspiration Award Logo on your site for the whole blogsphere to see. (logo photo taken by my inspiring friend and co-author of Dueling Foodies, Beth.)
The sole inspiration in my life have been my GOD, and nobody else! Yes.. he is the symbol of strength and the only one who exalts and gives me imperturbable strength to fight back and be true to my conscience!

As per the rule, I have to pass this on to 4 other bloggers who inspired me the most:

Dhivya : for her ever lasting friendship and fo being my BEST FRIEND ever!.
Lathamma : She is one motherly figure whom I adore the most!
Ashaji : I admire her zeal and passion for delectable food!
Arundathi (Anu) : Though, I have known her for a very short time, she ushered so much love and compassion that I see her as my GOOD FRIEND!

Have a great day ahead!



  1. heyyy siri....
    this was one nice post.... :) u can produce the short n sweet posts so easily.. when will i learn that...
    u desere that award buddy...congoooo..

  2. Khasta kachoris and rotis are famous in my home siri, My M-I-L is an expert and all of us are the die hard fans!

  3. Siri..thats the most yummy thing I have seen since morning..thank you!...

  4. wow roti looks yummy...nice combo,..

  5. thats a lovely tip of using bread and curds for kneading dough..indeed the rotis looks so soft,,sure it would melt in your mouth!!!

  6. so bread slices makes the roti fluffy? cool tip siri:)

  7. Almost like my bread Bhatura, really good Siri, good job.Spinach addition sounds great to me. Glad you got in! Now you can go and have a wonderful weekend. Calling dad this Sunday?:))

    Enjoy your award and thanks for thinking of me. Hugs to you.

  8. That indeed looks so fluffy.
    Will try adding bread to it next time

  9. Adding bread to roti dough is new to me but your soft rotis show what a great tip it must be! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. wa, never have seenbread used to soften roti, always used curds or milk. Will try this soon. Thanks for sharing

  11. Just beautiful. An impressive roti!

    I sent you a submission for *AWED* last night. Hope you got it.

  12. that is an absolutely gorgeous roti.

  13. @ Swati: I cite my 'laziness' for such a short post swati. Glad u liked it..:D

    @ Dee: even I love khasta kachoris dee. they are delicious!

    @ Valli: Thanks Valli. am glad u liked my entry for Roti Mela. I am sure this one wud be as yummy as Dosa Mela!

  14. @ Priyanka: Thanks priya!

    @ Sowmya: Believe me it is sowmya. my rotis were so soft and yummy!! and as u said 'melt in mouth' types!!

    @ Sia: thanks sia!

  15. @ Ashaji: Thanks ashaji! I talk to my parents almost everyday and needless to say - my mom is surprised my 'cooking experimentation!' heheh..:)

    @ HC: do try it HC. I am sure u will see the change and let me know how they turned out to be!

    @ Delhibelle: Glad u liked my tip dear!

  16. @ Medhaa: Thanks for dropping by Medhaa. do try it and I am sure u will like the new softer rotis!

    @ Lisa: I will check it right away and reply u promptly Lisa. Thanks for ur kind words for my 'roti'..:)

    @ Bee: Thanks bee!

  17. ooooh! those rotis look so mouth-watering, Siri! thanks for the lovely tip of adding bread slices to the roti to make them fluffy! Your writing style is too good and you are the most amiable person! That's why I get inspiration from you! Congrats on the well deserved award! Have a great weekend.

  18. They are too good Siri. Just love them. Will try out sometime. Viji

  19. Thanks, GOOD FRIEND! ;)

    The roti looks delicious, babe - thanks for the great tip!

  20. the roti looks delicious and melt in the mouth!

  21. Congrats on the award, Siri!! The rotis are beautifully soft... Will have to try adding bread next time. Thanks for the tip, dear! :)

  22. The rotis look too good Siri..I like the addition of spinach here

  23. Siri I came across this from ur site bar. This is something very new to me and a good tip. I regularly make Spinach paratha & have added yogurt too in some occasions, but never added bread to it!


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