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Dhalpuri Roti Recipe      Veg   HT  CD  ACC CBF  West Indian   80mins plus soaking


Makes 8     Hot  Cold  Vegetarian  Pulses Accompaniment  Savoury Bread   Eggless Caribbean West Indies  Nth America  North American


For the filling
125g/5oz Cooked Split peas or Lentils
1 heaped teasp Ground Cumin or Curry Powder
1 small Onion, chopped
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
Salt and Pepper
For the Dough
450g/1lb Plain Flour
2 teasp Baking Powder
1 teasp Salt
150g/+5oz Butter
210ml/7.oz. Water (approx)
Vegetable Oil




1. Place all the filling ingredients in a food processor and process until mixed but not too pureed. Set aside.


2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.


3. Rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs then slowly add the water and mix to form a dough.


4. Knead well for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic then divide into 8 balls.


5. Roll out the dough balls to about 12mm/1/2-inch thick then place 2 or 3 tablespoons of the dahl mixture in the centre of each.


6. Enclose the dhal mixture with the roti dough, form into a ball then gently roll out to a bout 7mm/1/4-inch thickness, being careful not to break the roti dough enclosing the dhal mixture.


7. Brush a large frying pan or flat griddle with plenty of oil and heat until hot. Fry the rotis for about 3 minutes on each side, brushing with a little vegetable oil as it cooks until golden brown and crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels.



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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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