BM #92 Day 10 - 

Janta Roti which means a 'Pre cooked Roti', is a soft and melt in the mouth kind of Roti from the state of Odisha. It is made by cooking the dough in milk and water to a gooey consistency, cooled and then rolled out as rotis. This process apparently makes it easier on the tummy and is given to the elderly and convalescing patients.

This recipe has been shared by my friend's mom who is from Odisha. These are the softest rotis ever. 

Recipe Source Padma's mom
Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 1 1/2 cup
Water 1 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar 2 tsp or to taste
Ghee / Butter 1 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a bowl, mix water, milk and ghee. Bring it to a boil.

Add salt and lower the heat.

Slowly add 1/2 cup of flour and mix well so that there are no lumps.

Add the remaining flour and mix well for about 2-3 minutes until a soft dough results. Remove from heat, cover and allow it to cool.

Grease your hand and transfer the dough into a mixing bowl, dust a little flour and knead well until the dough turns soft.

Pinch about 10 equal portions of the dough and roll out thin discs.

Gently place the thin disc on the hot griddle.

After bubbles appear, flip it, spray oil/ghee and after a few seconds, flip it and spray oil/ghee until both sides are uniformly cooked.

Cover in a paper lined box and continue with the rest of the dough.

Serve it with any accompaniment of your choice. 


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Preparation Time 40 minutes
Makes 10
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, September 12, 2018


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. How amazing we Indians na to dish out many fabulous rotis with different cooking process, this roti is definitely an interesting one. Precooked Janta roti rocks and its looks super soft.

  3. This was my first pick for the alphabet, but as I was doing too many Indian recipes, I skipped this. The rotis look so soft because of the precooking. Would taste great with any spicy curry..

  4. Sowmya :) Says:
  5. That is such an interesting recipe! Adding milk would have made it soft and delicious! Awesome pick

  6. Mayuri Patel Says:
  7. Harini your janta rotis have come out so well. I made them and struggled with the recipe as the dough became too soft Because I didn't want to throw away the dough, added quite a bit of the dry flour and kneaded the dough and made thick rotis. Though it turned out soft, in the end had no measurement of the flour used. Looking at your recipe, will definitely try it out later.

  8. code2cook Says:
  9. wow thats an amazing roti recipe Harini. Precooked dough and then making roti makes it very interesting. I dint come across such kind of roti. Great that you shared step by step photo for this recipe. Bookmarked I am gonna try it soon.

  10. This is a very interesting recipe. Though e add milk to roti to make it stay soft but precooking wheat flour....that's something new to me. Can't wait to try it.

  11. CookwithRenu Says:
  12. Wow I never knew about this method of making roti. It would have been so soft and yummy. Would love to try

  13. Same pinch Harini for the alphabet. We loved the texture of the Janta roti and will be making it more often. Looks great!

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. This was a surprise one when I had made it last time. The taste was wonderful and I thought this is something we should make it often. Nice pics.

  16. preeti garg Says:
  17. This janta roti looks so tasty and easy to make.

  18. Padmajha Says:
  19. I too chose this janata Roti but made jowar Roti instead. It looks so soft and the puffed up Roti looks so good Harini.

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