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Tandoori Rori Recipe | How to make tandoori roti on tawa | Dhaa style Tandoori roti

Tandoori Roti is a popular Indian dhaba style flatbread that can be made at home on tawa or skillet. Ghee smeared hot tandoori roti along with a side is just sheer bliss.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
resting time30 mins
Course: Bread, dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
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Servings: 10 rotis
Author: Arpita@Gastronomic Bong


  • Large bowl
  • rolling pin
  • Cast Iron Skillet/ Cast Iron Tawa


  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour / Maida (basically for the colour, you can skip if you wish to and replace it with whole wheat flour)
  • 3 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Oil
  • Water to make a soft but firm dough
  • 3-4 tbsp Ghee /butter to brush on top of the rotis


Making the dough

  • In a large mixing bowl add wheat flour, all purpose flour, all purpose flour, yogurt, salt and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Mix it well with your finger tips.
  • Make a well in the centre and gradually start adding little water at a time and keep kneading the dough. Make smooth and firm dough.
  • Cover it with the damp kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Make Tandoori Roti on Tawa/ Stovetop

  • After the resting time knead the dough again to make a smooth dough.
  • Next divide the dough into 10-12 equal portions and make balls. Then flatten each ball between your palm and make disc.
  • Roll them with rolling pin into a medium-size disc or roti shape.
  • Mean while heat the cast iron tawa/skillet on a medium-high heat. It should be nice and hot.
  • Pat a little water on one side of the roti and place the water patted side on the pan. Lower the heat now.
  • Let the roti cook for a minute on medium low heat.
  • When you see bubbles on top surface, turn the tawa upside down on flames. Roti will be facing the flame directly.
    The roti will start puffing up completely.
  • Once the roti facing the flame is cooked, take off the pan from the flame.
  • Remove the cooked tandoori roti with a help of a tong and smear it with some ghee or butter.
    Follow the above steps to cook all the roti.
  • Serve hot with curry of choice.