Easy Sada Roti Flatbread

Easy Sada Roti Flatbread

Learn how to make West Indian sada roti. This flatbread is very easy, requiring just three steps and ingredients you likely already have.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Step 3

    Add 1 tablespoon of oil, or ghee if using, and mix it into the flour.
  4. Step 4

    Add just enough water to knead and make a dough. Start with 3/4 cup of water and knead the dough, adding a little bit more water at a time if you deem it necessary. Not all flours are alike, and not all doughs need the same amounts of water. The dough needs to be soft and pliable, and you'll get that after a few minutes of kneading, between 4 and 8.
  5. Step 5

    Form a ball with the dough and rub some of the remaining oil on top to prevent the dough from forming a skin. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Heat a cast iron griddle, pan, or tawah if you have one, over medium heat.
  7. Step 7

    Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Cover the rest of the dough as you work with one piece at a time.
  8. Step 8

    Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin.
  9. Step 9

    Form one piece of the dough into a ball, then flatten it into a disk. Roll it out into a 5-inch circle of about 1/4 inch thickness.
  10. Step 10

    Transfer the dough disc to the heated griddle or pan and lower the heat to medium-low. Let cook on one side until the roti puffs up.
  11. Step 11

    Flip the roti and cook the other side for 1 or 2 minutes. Remove roti from the pan and wrap loosely in a clean kitchen towel, or any flour-bag type of fabric.
  12. Step 12

    Repeat the process with the remaining pieces of dough. Serve warm.