This is a flat bread using wheat or whole wheat flour, flavored with ground coriander, chili powder, cilantro and of course fresh crushed tomato and tomato sauce. It is a healthier alternative for wholesome and filling meal if taken along other side dishes containing veggies, lentils or meat.
There is another method to prepare this roti by cooking the tomato and all the spice separately then added to dough. Either way you choose, it is still turned out fabulous.
I didn't add any liquid to the dough since crushed tomato contains some juice but if it is still crumbly add the water by a tablespoon at a time.
The dough is made up with a least oil and let rest for 20 minutes. It is then rolled into flat round disc, fried on a griddle until brown spots appear on both side. From this basic dough, you can create a lot more variation of this healthy roti.
Yield : 4 rotis
1 C wheat flour
1 tablespoon oil
1 tomato crushed
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 tsp shredded curry leaves
1/4 tsp hing (optional)
salt to taste
1-2 TB water if needed
Combine tomato sauce, crushed tomato, spices, cilantro, curry leaves, hing and salt in a mixing bowl.
Add in flour and oil, add water gradually if required to form into soft dough. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
Divide dough into 4 balls. Roll each ball into thin circle.
Fry each roti on heated flat pan, flip if brown spot appears on top, drizzle some oil if desired.
Complete with the rest of the dough.
Serve hot with chutney or spicy gravy.