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JAnta Roti 1

Janta Roti

Janta roti, an Indian flatbread prepared using precooked wheat flour is very soft and has a melt in the mouth texture.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Odia
Servings 6


  • 2 cup Wheat flour
  • 2 cup Water
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Oil


  • Heat 2 cup water in a pan and allow to boil.
  • Once starts boiling add the salt and oil, mix well. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the flour in parts and start mixing in the hot water.
  • Soon the flour will absorb all the water and a sticky lump will form.
  • Then transfer the whole mixture into a plate.
  • Cover the plate and allow to cool down for 5-10 minutes.
  • When it is still warm, start kneading the dough by sprinkling some flour over it.
  • Once the dough is ready, divide the dough into lemon size round balls.
  • Roll the balls between both palm and make them into round shape ball. Keep aside.
  • Heat an iron tawa / skillet on gas over medium heat.
  • Take a rolling board, place a dough ball on it.
  • Dust the dough ball with some wheat flour and start rolling into 5-6 inch diameter circular disc.
  • By now the skillet must become hot enough for cooking the roti.
  • Place the roti on tawa / skillet and roast for 20-30 seconds until small bubbles starts appearing on dough.
  • Flip the roti and roast on other side again for 30-40 seconds until the bottom starts becoming light brown in color.
  • Turn the gas on high flame and take the roti off the tawa / skillet and place it on direct flame.
  • Roti should start getting puffed up. Roast the roti on direct flame for 5-10 seconds and let it puffs up completely.
  • Now flip the roti and roast the other side on direct flame just for 2-3 seconds.
  • Reduce the heat and take the roti off the gas and keep them in a container that keeps food warm like a casserole / in a roti basket or wrap them up in a kitchen towel / napkin.
  • Repeat the rolling & roasting steps and make remaining rotis.
  • Serve the delicious roti hot with any vegetable curry / dal !


  • Dont add the flour all at once to the boiled water, else lumps will form.
  • Roasting over direct flame is not necessary. But I prefer to do that step.
  • The amount of water to make the dough depends upon the quality of the flour. So adjust accordingly either 2 cup or little more.
Keyword Flatbreads, Wheat Flour Recipe