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Recipe to make beautiful Rajasthani Khoba roti. In its most basic form, the rotis are rolled out into about 1/2" thick and then the top is pinched with fingers in a circular pattern. Or you can get fancy like here and make a very intrinsic and beautiful pattern on the roti. It is usually served with a generous drizzle of ghee along with a curry or dal or any other spicy side dish.


4 rotis

Total time

40 minutes


  • 2 cups Atta ((Wholewheat flour))
  • 2 tsps ghee
  • to taste Salt


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine atta, salt and ghee. Add enough water and make a firm, pliable dough. Cover and set aside for 15~20 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Roll out one piece into 6~7" round circle that is about 1/2" thick.
  3. At this stage, you can either pinch the surface or use a tiny forceps or tongs to pinch the top layer of the dough in circular fashion to create the design.
  4. Place the roti non-pinched side down on a hot tawa/ griddle and cook on medium flame till lightly golden. Gently flip and cook the pinch side until lightly golden and cooked through.
  5. At this stage to brown the top of the roti, it can be placed directly on the flame for a few seconds or under the broiler for less than a minute. Remove and serve hot with a curry and Enjoy!! I served with some capsicum lauji (substitute carrot with peppers in this recipe) and palak dal.
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