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A batch of freshly made vegan rotis

Freshly made Rotis made with no dairy products

Quick, Easy Roti-Vegan

This is a very simple roti recipe that works well and is very quick to make. In half hour you can have 5 fresh, soft, warm rotis. I used just oil as I was creating a vegan roti, but you can choose to use butter or ghee in similar amounts that oil has been used.

Here is the recipe.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • About ½ cup extra all purpose flour for filling and spreading on board
  • 2 tblsps.oil & a little more for spreading on roti while cooking
  • ½ tsp. salt or to taste
  • Almost ½ cup of warm-hot water. You may not use it all, so do not pour it all at once


  • Combine 1 cup flour and salt
  • Add 2 tablespoons oil and mix
  • Follow with about ½ cup of water. Do not add all at once, mix ingredients
  • Mix, knead and try forming a ball. If it feels dry, add little more water at a time, continuing to knead, until you get a smooth ball of dough. Add remaining water, a little at a time, as necessary, to make a soft pliable dough
  • Kneading does help to allow air which increases the rising and even cooking
  • Form into 5 balls. *Make a hollow in the ball and add about ½ tsp. of flour
  • Now enclose the flour in the dough. Shape into a ball
  • Roll on board. Sprinkle flour on board to avoid the dough sticking
  • Cook on tava/pan. Apply a little oil on roti top and press on one edge to encourage the dough to rise
  • Turn and cook the other side
  • Serve with your favorite accompaniment. Enjoy
Roti rising as it cooks

Roti rising as it cooks

Rotis cooking being pressed with a spatula to increase rising of roti

Roti cooking on tava/pan. Lightly pressing dough with spatula, encourages it to rise

A small amount of flour is encased in a hollow of a piece of dough

Create a small hollow in a piece of dough. Encase a small amount of flour in the space, form a ball, then roll

>Dough mixed into a round ball

Ingredients mixed together to create this ball of dough

Oil is added to dry ingredients

Oil is added to Dry Ingredients

picture of rolling pin to denote the end of a section

About this Roti

*I learned this tip from a family member, Shobha, who has also contributed several recipes. Add just a small amount of flour in the hollow of one piece of dough, then enclose and form a little ball before rolling.

It is supposed to help the roti to rise. It works well with most types of flours. Do try this tip.

This vegan roti is not just nice tasting and very quick to make, it is also healthy for you as there is very little fat used. Canola oil is regarded as one of those good for you oils. Here is a link if you would like to find out more about the benefits of, canola oil.

If you do not have Canola Oil where you live, just use the oil that you generally use or look for a “good for you oil” in stores near you.

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