Live Better

This traditional Indian bread goes perfectly with curry – it mops up juices but still retains a little crispiness.

Roti recipe. Photographer: Jana Langhorst
Makes: 16 large roti
Fresh from the garden: Egg
Season: All


Nothing beats using your own fresh produce or materials around the house.
If you’re missing a thing or two, tick the items you need to add to your shopping list.

Who’s doing the shopping?

Send the shopping list straight to their inbox.


What to do

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 50°C

  • 2. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.

  • 3. Mix the milk, butter, egg and water in the jug.

  • 4. Mix the flour, sugar and salt in the bowl and make a well in the centre.

  • 5. Pour the liquid into the well and stir to form a sticky dough.

  • 6. Sprinkle flour generously onto a clean, dry workbench and your hands.

  • 7. Knead the dough on the bench until it is soft and smooth.

  • 8. Wrap in plastic and leave to rest for 20 minutes.

  • 9. Clean and dry your workbench.

  • 10. Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Brush some sunflower oil onto your workbench.

  • 11. Use oiled hands to flatten each piece of dough on the oiled surface. Stretch the edges to make a disc about 15 cm wide and about 5 mm thick.

  • 12. Heat a large frying pan or barbecue hotplate on medium–high heat.

  • 13. Cook the roti for 1 minute on each side or until golden and slightly charred. Press them with the spatula as they bubble so they cook evenly (adult supervision needed!).

  • 14. Using tongs, transfer the cooked roti to a baking tray and cover with foil. Put them in the warm oven until they are ready to eat.

  • Latest Articles

    Healthy Kids

    Potato tortilla recipe

    A delicious, classic Spanish inspired dish.

    Read more
    Healthy Kids

    Pita bread recipe

    Perfect with curries, dips or as a snack.

    Read more
    Healthy Kids

    Broad bean salad

    A simple salad in a few easy steps.

    Read more
    Healthy Kids

    Vegetable gyoza recipe

    Transport the family with these Asian flavours.

    Read more
    Healthy Kids

    Aioli recipe

    Make this aioli using a food processor or by hand.

    Read more
    Healthy Kids

    Plant a picking patch

    What will you pant? Dill, chives and lettuces of all sorts.

    Read more
    Healthy Kids

    Propagation: softwood cuttings

    A guide to growing new plants for free.

    Read more
    Healthy Kids

    Wicking box

    Create your own self-watering planters.

    Read more
    youtubeui-checkbox-tickui-checkbox-emptyui-checkbox-crosstwitterui-checkbox-tickWellbeing and mindfulness 1Physical Health 1Positive psychology 101 1Wellbeing and mindfulness 4All about gut health 1Understanding Genetics 4Planning for Pregnancy 2During Pregnancy 3The mind-gut connection 4The mind-gut connection 1New Parents 3Page 1Group 10During Pregnancy 2Page 1Physical Health 2Planning for Pregnancy 1Positive psychology 101 1Positive psychology 101 4Planning for Pregnancy 4Understanding Genetics 1Physical Health 4Planning for Pregnancy 3Nutrition 4New Parents 1New Parents 3 CopyMovement for your mind 4Wellbeing and mindfulness 2Nutrition 2sob-icon__mind-bodysob-icon__man-with-laptopAll about gut health 2Positive psychology 101 3Positive psychology 101 2Physical Health 3Wellbeing and mindfulness 3All about gut health 3genetics-changing-what-your-givenUnderstanding Genetics 2During Pregnancy 1Movement for your mind 2Movement for your mind 1Movement for your mind 3