The most important aim of this recipe book is to help people to cook heart healthy meals using readily available and economical ingredients.


Recipe from Jannifer Foster

Makes 8 rotis

Rotis are often associated with a time-consuming process and for being quite fatty. These are easy to make and don’t require lots of fat.


1 cup (250 ml) cake flour

1 cup (250 ml) wholewheat flour

2 tbsp (30 ml) sunflower oil

½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt

1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin (optional)

1 cup (250 ml) boiling water

2 tsp (10 ml) sunflower oil for frying


  1. Place flours in a large mixing bowl. Rub the 2 tbsp of oil, salt and cumin into the flour with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  2. Mix water into the flour mixture and knead to form a soft dough.
  3. Divide dough into 8 balls and roll each ball out into a circle.
  4. Fold the circle in half and half again and roll into a circle again. Repeat with all the balls and cover with a clean tea towel until ready to fry. For a perfect circle, cut roti with the lid of a small pot.
  5. Heat a thin layer of oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Fry roti on one side until it puffs up. Turn over and fry on the other side until lightly golden brown.
  6. Serve as a starch with any meat dish of your choice. This is delicious with curries or as a wrap.
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