Tandoori Roti in Microwave

Tandoori Roti in Microwave

While traditional tandoori rotis are typically cooked in a tandoor (clay oven) or on an open flame, you can make a version of tandoori roti at home using a microwave. Here’s a basic method to make microwave tandoori rotis:


  • Whole wheat flour (atta)
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Optional: Ghee or oil for brushing


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • Take the desired amount of whole wheat flour (atta) in a mixing bowl.
    • Add a pinch of salt and a bit of water.
    • Knead the dough until it’s smooth and soft. Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Divide and Roll:
    • Divide the dough into small portions and roll each portion into a ball.
    • Flatten the balls slightly and roll them out into thin circles using a rolling pin. The thinner you roll them, the better they will cook in the microwave.
  3. Preheat the Microwave:
    • Place a microwave-safe plate in the microwave and preheat it for a minute.
  4. Cooking in Microwave:
    • Place a rolled-out roti on the preheated plate.
    • Microwave on high for about 1-2 minutes or until the roti puffs up and cooks through. The time can vary depending on your microwave’s power and the thickness of the roti.
    • If you see any uncooked spots, you can flip the roti and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds.
  5. Finishing Touches:
    • Once cooked, remove the roti from the microwave.
    • Optionally, brush the roti with a little ghee or oil for added flavor and moisture.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the microwave tandoori roti hot with your favorite curries, vegetables, or chutneys.

Please note that while microwave tandoori rotis can be a convenient alternative, they won’t have the exact texture and flavor of traditional tandoori rotis cooked in a tandoor or on an open flame. However, they can still be a tasty and quick option when you’re looking to make rotis in a microwave. Experiment with the dough consistency, rolling thickness, and microwave time to find the best results for your preferences.

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