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)
- Optional: Ghee or oil for brushing
- 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.
- 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.
- Preheat the Microwave:
- Place a microwave-safe plate in the microwave and preheat it for a minute.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.