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Restaurant style tandoori roti topped with onions
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Tandoori Roti Recipe

Tandoori roti recipe is a special roti or flat bread typically cooked in a tandoor or clay oven . You can easily make these delicious restaurant style tandoori roti at home using a regular tava. With some tips and tricks you can indeed make best tandoori roti with typical chars and smoky flavor at home 🙂 Here is how to with step by step photos!
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: tandoori roti
Servings: 12
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Harini


  • Cast iron tawa with handle or a sturdy fry pan with handle


  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda optional
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • butter for serving
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves finely chopped


  • Take 2 cups wheat flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Mix very well. Add warm water gradually and make a soft and smooth dough. Knead the dough very well just like we do for rotis. Rest the dough for 30 to 60 minutes, covered with a damp cloth.
    Wheat flour, salt, baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Divide the leavened dough into 10-12 equal parts. Make each part into a very small smooth ball.
    dough divided into equal small portions
  • Take a dough ball and roll into a slightly thick roti. Brush one side of the rolled roti with water liberally. In the meantime heat a iron tawa. Once the tava is hot maintain medium flame.
    water applied on one side of the roti
  • Place the rolled roti on tawa, watered side down. Cook that side for 40-60 seconds. Small bubbles will appear on the roti now. Once bubbles appear flip the tava upside down and cook the other side on direct flame.
  • Cook for a minute till chars appear and the edges turn very slightly crispy.
    cooking tandoori roti
  • Remove the cooked roti from flame. Apply butter liberally and sprinkle . Serve tandoori roti hot warm with choice of side dish.
    butter smeared garlic roti


1. Do not use nonstick tava for this recipe
2. Make sure apply water well else the roti will off while you flip.


Serving: 12rotis | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg