Padvali Roti, Gujarati Thin Rotli Recipe

Padvali Roti, Gujarati Thin Rotli Recipe

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Padvali Roti is a traditional Gujarati roti, which is prepared frequently during the mango season to enjoy with aam ka ras. Although these thin Guajrati rotlis are prepared using just whole wheat flour, like any other roti, the method of rolling and cooking the Padvali Roti in pairs makes them quite different from other varieties like phulkas .

The thin Padvali Rotis are cooked only on a tava and not on an open flame. A pair of the rotis are layered for rolling and cooking, in order to make thin rotis that can be cooked perfectly without crisping them or burning them too much. Follow the instructions as given to enjoy perfect Padvali Rotis, and make sure you serve some aam ras with them!

Enjoy a typical Gujarati meal of Padvali Rotis and Aam Ras along with Karela Bateta Nu Shaak , Batata Chips Nu Shaak , Fajeto and rice .

Padvali Roti, Gujarati Thin Rotli Recipe recipe - How to make Padvali Roti, Gujarati Thin Rotli Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 sets
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1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
oil for kneading and brushing
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling and sprinkling
ghee for smearing

  1. Combine the whole wheat flour, oil and salt in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Add 2 to 3 drops of oil and again knead it well.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  4. Roll 2 portions of the dough into 63 mm. (2. 5”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  5. Brush one side of each of the 2 rolled portions with little oil and sprinkle some whole wheat flour evenly over it.
  6. Place one rolled portion over the other with the brushed side facing downwards and again roll into a 225 mm. (7”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  7. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the roti on a medium flame till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  8. Remove on a plate, tap it lightly and gently separate both the layers.
  9. Repeat steps 4 to 8 to make 3 more padvali rotis.
  10. Apply ghee over it and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per set
Energy190 cal
Protein3.9 g
Carbohydrates23.6 g
Fiber4 g
Fat9.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.5 mg
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Padvali Roti, Gujarati Thin Rotli Recipe
 on 25 Apr 20 07:31 PM

Hi tarla mam, my husband is very fond of cooking he tried the padvali roti as instructed by you and believe me it turned out so soft that we had 5 rotis each.We are south indians but wanted to have roti so we went through all the roti recipes and tried padvali roti. Amazingly soft roti even though the making process is time consuming. We enjoyed and will try all your different rotis and subzis. Thanks and Regards, Jayashree Ganesh, chennai
Tarla Dalal
25 Apr 20 11:01 PM
   Thank you for your kind words Agastya, we are glad you enjoyed making this recipe. Happy cooking.!
Padvali Roti, Gujarati Thin Rotli Recipe
 on 09 May 17 09:07 PM

Soft and tasty rotis.
Padvali Rotli
 on 31 Oct 12 09:53 AM

Great to have with aam ras in the Mango season.
Padvali Rotli
 on 18 Aug 11 03:56 PM

this rotli turned out so delicious eaten hot straight from the stove, it reminds me of my mum who used to make this rotlis on sundays when the family is at home, with keri no raas. wow, so soft and melting in the mouth.