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.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 3cups all-purpose flour
- 3teaspoons baking powder
- 1teaspoon salt
- 1teaspoon sugar (white)
- 2tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola oil, or ghee ; divided)
- 1 ¼cups water ( lukewarm )
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Step 3Add 1 tablespoon of oil, or ghee if using, and mix it into the flour.
Step 4Add 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.
Step 5Form 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.
Step 6Heat a cast iron griddle, pan, or tawah if you have one, over medium heat.
Step 7Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Cover the rest of the dough as you work with one piece at a time.
Step 8Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin.
Step 9Form 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.
Step 10Transfer 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.
Step 11Flip 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.
Step 12Repeat the process with the remaining pieces of dough. Serve warm.