Rawa Roti (Unleavened semolina bread)

Rawa Roti (Unleavened semolina bread)

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Servings: 4
Calories: 272


  • 9 oz Semolina rawa, fine
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds rai
  • 1 tsp Bengal gram chana dal
  • 16 floz Water

ground to a paste:

  • 8 Green chillies
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • a pinch Asafoetida hing
  • 2 oz Onions small, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Yoghurt dahi, sour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Green coriander hara dhaniya, finely chopped
  • 5 Curry leaves kadhi patta


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan (deep curved); add mustard seeds and Bengal gram. When the seeds start crackling, add water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, add semolina and mix by stirring constantly.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Add green chilli paste, onions, yoghurt, green coriander, and curry leaves. Knead to a thick dough.
  • Divide the dough equally into 4 - 5 balls. Pat the balls on a wet cloth or polythene sheet to make thick roti.
  • Heat a griddle (tawa); lay a roti flat on it and fry with enough oil on both sides. Remove and repeat till all the roti are fried.


Use fresh not roasted semolina.
Calories: 272 kcal
Carbohydrates: 55 g
Protein: 9 g
Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Sodium: 1184 mg
Potassium: 167 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 71 IU
Vitamin C: 37 mg
Calcium: 39 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Dishes Bread
Cuisine Indian
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