Ginger & Garlic Roti


You cannot go wrong with ginger and garlic Roti. It not only tastes great, but also it is healthy. It comprises proteins, minerals, carbohydrates, and bran, which is good roughage.



  • 10 tablespoons of brown bread flour with bran (Avoid whole wheat brown bread flour, it has coarse grains, which taste like sand or stones in roti)
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger and garlic
  • ½ fresh white onion
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (Do not use olive oil)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ mug of milk
  • ½ teaspoon mashed hot chilli (Optional)




A perfect dough with white onion, garlic, ginger, hot chili, etc

  1. Add salt to the flour
  2. Sieve flour and put back the bran into the flour
  3. Add the rest of ingredients to the flour and knead well into a  dough





4. After the dough is ready, roll it into a long-oval dough. Cut it into 10 equal parts to represent the 10 tablespoons of flour, which you used earlier to make the dough. This is important because it gives you a sense of knowledge of how much food you are eating when the roti is ready. If you eat 1 piece of roti, you will know that you have eaten 1 tablespoon of flour.

Cut the dough into 10 equal parts




5. Use a rolling-pin to flatten some of the pieces. Do not flatten all pieces so that you can have diverse roti shapes


6. Heat the frying pan—DO NOT USE OIL TO FRY THE ROTI. When the pan is hot, put pieces on it and fry them making sure that you are turning the pieces to allow both sides of each roti to cook well. Make sure that they are well-done because if not you might have tummy upset.

The roti is ready for eating

Different shapes and sizes of roti









7. You can eat roti as a snack, while washing it down with tea.

  • Yet, I prefer eating it with Greek Yogurt. Scoop 1 tablespoon of Yogurt into a bowl, dip the edge of a roti into the yogurt and eat it. It tastes very well. It works also with red grapetiser.
  • Or, you can eat roti as your main meal at Lunch/Supper. Use chicken or vegetable stew.
  • Or, you can use salted peanut butter. Otherwise, avoid sweet peanut butter, it tastes awfulcabbage stew, greek yogurt and peanut butter







@ Chipo Muponisi, unedited post


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