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Curry Pepper Roti South African Recipe

Curry Pepper Roti South African Recipe

Curry Pepper Roti South African Recipe


Roti pronounced rho tee is a staple flatbread of countless South Africans influenced by Indian cooking. Roti is usually eaten with soups, stews, and curries used in such a way to take the place of a spoon in Western culture.



Curry Pepper Roti


Ingredients
1 cup warm water (tap water works well)
2 ½ cups wheat flour or all-purpose
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon red pepper flake (or to taste)
1 teaspoon ground curry
Pinch of salt


Directions
Mix flour and salt to make dough by hand. Add water or more flour depending on the dough’s consistency. The dough should feel slightly sticky to the touch but not stick to your hands. 

Knead the dough and roll it into small balls of equal sizes. On medium heat add one tablespoon of oil to a large frying pan or griddle. 

Roll out the dough into round shapes using rolling pin. Place rolled dough into the hot pan. 

Cook until light brown and flip in order to lightly brown the other side. Remove from heat and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Add more oil to the pan as needed.







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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.