Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Khoba Roti | Rajasthani Roti | Roti recipe

Khoba roti is nothing but normal tawa roti in an artistic way from Rajasthan,India. Khoba is a marwari word and it means cavities or depression. This roti is quite thick and traditionally the impressions are made with thumbs when the roti is still on the tawa and later each cavity is filled with ghee and cooked till the roti is crispy. 

First time when i saw this roti was  from my fellow blogger friend and  i was so impressed about how beautifully it is and also liked her idea of using tweezers to create the impression on the dough instead of using the fingers.

By using the tweezer, the impressions are so well defined and look absolutely gorgeous ! Ever since i came to know about this, it's been on our meal regularly. 

If you're bored of regular roti and want to try something different, then definitely you should give this khoba roti a try !  It is  surely a show stopper on your dining table. Now let's see how to make this gorgeous Khoba Roti. 

Khoba Roti | Rajasthani Roti | Roti recipe

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsMakes :
Recipe Category: Roti | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Khoba Roti, Rajasthani Roti,Roti recipe Khoba roti is nothing but normal tawa roti in an artistic way from Rajasthan,India.
Whole Wheat flour - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Water - as needed
Salt - to taste

Take the flour in a bowl, add salt & oil and mix it with flour well. Then add water to the flour.Mix it with your hand and gather it together as a single mass , now knead the dough well until the surface looks smooth.Cover it with lid and set aside for minimum 15 mins.
Divide the dough into four equal parts and roll them into smooth balls, dust the surface and rolling pin with flour and roll a dough into thick disc. Take a new tweezers to pinch the dough as per your wish.
Here i'm making the criss cross shape first and later fill the gap with more pinches.
Finally pinch the borders also or you can leave as it is.
Heat the tava and grease with ghee/ oil, place the flat surface of the dough as down and let it cook until it has brown spots on the bottom, gently flip and cook on the other sides until that sides has brown spots. Remove it on the plate, apply ghee generously on the top.
That's it, Beautifully looking khoba roti is ready.

Related : How to make Rumali Roti 

  • To get more color on the top, you can place the roti on direct flame for few secs.
  • Instead of tweezers, you can use your finger also to pinch the dough.
  • This roti has more thickness than the regular roti.
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  1. This is so pretty, too pretty to eat. You have put in a lot of effort with the tweezers to get the the even lines all over the roti. Very nice.

  2. Wow your design looks out of the world!..I am so glad you picked up this theme and excelled yourself. Looks like you have set the bar too high..hehehe..very nicely done rotis..

  3. Such an artistic roti. I remember Pavani's and loved that idea of using tweezers. You have wonderfully created a master piece.

  4. WOw, absolutely gorgeous and how you have designed them, awesome job. Looks like you have loads of patience. Well done Sandhiya.

  5. That is awesome work, Sandhiya. Great idea from Pavani to use tweezers. Looks very pretty.

  6. What a beautiful pattern you have made and made our humble chatpati look glamorous ��

  7. OMG this is jaw dropping. Design on normal tava roti, can not believe. It really looks like to be done with load of patience. Great job dear.

  8. Never heard about this roti. Looks beautiful!!

  9. Even I bookmarked this khoba roti fro Pavanis. You have made them so beautifully.

  10. What a art... love your creation, bookmarked.

  11. though I made this few years back I did it by hand. Using tweezers you created such a gorgeous pattern. Will definitely use tweeters when I make it again

  12. This is a work of art and I would not even eat this Sandhiya! Looks so marvelous and I can't take my eyes off it. Using tweezers is just the perfect tool.