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Godhamba Roti    Veg  HT  CD  ACC  Sri Lankan  40mins plus standing

Makes 4      Hot Cold Vegetarian Vegan Accompaniment Curries   Dairy Free Eggless   Sri Lanka Ceylon Ceylonese Asia Asian

225g/8oz Plain Flour
1 teasp Salt
360ml/12fl.oz. Warm Water (Approx)
Vegetable Oil


1. Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix well.

2. Add 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil and blend well.

3. Add half of the warm water and start mixing into the flour, adding more water as you go to form a dough that does not stick to the sides of the bowl.

4. Knead the dough for a few minutes in the bowl until soft and pliable then the dough into four and shape into balls.

5. Slightly flatten the balls and generously coat each one with vegetable oil then place the balls in the mixing bowl, cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave to stand for about 3 hours.

6. After the standing period, roll one of the balls into a thin circle on a lightly floured work surface.

7. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan the add rolled out dough and fry on both sides until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining balls. Serve with curry.

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