Masala roti in Rotimatic step-by-step recipe with video and photos.
What is Roti and Rotimatic
Roti is an unleavened Indian flatbread made with atta (Indian whole wheat flour/chapati flour). This is one of the most common flatbreads in India and is made using just two basic ingredients - atta and water. It is typically served with dal and curries, cooked on a griddle and then on an open flame. Roti is very versatile and can be used for wraps, tacos, quesadillas, and even as a pizza base.
Rotimatic is a kitchen appliance that makes fresh rotis from scratch. This robotic kitchen appliance kneads, rolls, and cooks the roti as well. It saves time and effort immensely and gives results that are very close to fresh rotis made from scratch. I thoroughly enjoy my Rotimatic and use it to make not just plain rotis, but also spiced roti, colorful roti, pizza base, poori, and millet rotis.
Rotimatic also lets you choose the flour brand you like, adjust the thickness and roast level of the roti, and gives you that perfectly round roti every time.
This appliance has made my life easy in many ways. There is no effort whatsoever to make rotis. All I have to do is put flour, water, and oil in the specific containers, choose my preferred settings, and let it do the work. I love that I can make and serve hot rotis, and pack fresh roti in lunchboxes in a breeze.
You can read more about this appliance here.
Note: This is NOT a sponsored post and my opinion of Rotimatic is purely based on my experience.
About this recipe
Soft and spicy masala roti is a great variation from plain roti by adding aromatic spices to the flour. It can be paired with dal and curry for lunch or just plain raita for a quick and filling breakfast.
You can customize it as per your liking and adjust the spices accordingly. It is loved by kids and great for lunchboxes. The most important thing to keep in mind when making it in the Rotimatic is that you can use only dry powdered spices and mix them with the atta (chapati flour).
Atta: I have used the Aashirvaad brand; however, you can use any brand recommended by Rotimatic.
Spices: The powdered spices I use are garam masala, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and amchur.
Salt: Use ½ tsp salt along with spices.
Step by step instructions
Combine together flour, salt, and powdered spices and mix them well.
Transfer the flour mixture to the Rotimatic container and place the container as per Rotimatic instructions.
Fill water and oil in the Rotimatic containers and place them as per Rotimatic instructions.
Select roti settings on Rotimatic then select the flour type. Select the number of rotis to be made, thickness, roast level, and oil level. My preferred setting is Thickness 2, Roast Level 2, and Oil 2.
Let Rotimatic make the rotis.
Fresh hot masala roti is ready. Transfer the cooked roti to a clean kitchen/tea towel and keep it covered.
Rotimatic comes with a list of recommended flours. I have used Aashirwaad atta; however, you may use your preferred brand from their list.
Make sure the mixing bowl and spatula/spoons used are clean and dry. We do not want any water or moisture in the flour container of Rotimatic.
It is important to use only dry powdered spices along with the flour. Also, make sure you mix the spices well with the flour. You can also sieve the flour and spices together to ensure it is mixed uniformly.
My preferred Rotimatic setting is Thickness 2, Roast Level 2, and Oil 2; however, you can use the settings you prefer.
Do not add more than ½ tsp of salt as more salt can make the dough sticky.
Be sure to follow the cleaning instructions recommended by Rotimatic.
I am using 3 cups of flour which is a full flour container (of Rotimatic) that makes around 9-10 rotis.
Place warm rotis on a paper towel and then place them in an aluminum foil. The kitchen towel will help absorb the moisture content. This way, the rotis will remain soft, yet not soggy.
Rotimatic is a kitchen appliance that makes fresh rotis from scratch. This robotic kitchen appliance kneads, rolls, and cooks the roti as well. You can read more about this appliance here.
This masala roti is:
- a great variation from regular rotis
- great for lunchboxes
- delicious with curries or can also be served for breakfast
Masala Roti in Rotimatic
- 3 cups atta (Indian whole wheat flour/chapati flour)
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon amchur powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Water in Rotimatic container
- Oil in Rotimatic container
- Combine together flour, salt, and powdered spices and mix them well.
- Transfer the flour mixture to the Rotimatic container and place the container as per Rotimatic instructions.
- Fill water in the Rotimatic water container. Place the container as per Rotimatic instructions.
- Fill oil in the Rotimatic oil container and place it as per Rotimatic instructions.
- Select roti settings on Rotimatic then select the flour type (I am using Aashirwad atta).
- Select the number of rotis to be made, thickness, roast level, and oil level. My prefered setting is Thickness 2, Roast Level 2, and Oil 2.
- Let Rotimatic make the rotis.
- Transfer the cooked roti on a clean kitchen towel and keep it covered.
- Serve hot with dal or curry of your choice.