The addition of barley flour to this flatbread makes for a tasty textured, somewhat nutty departure from a regular roti.

If you’re not super-pedantic about rolling out neatly circumferenced rounds, these don’t take much time to prepare.


Barley and Wheat Rotis
Makes 8 rotis

  • 1 cup barley flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • pinch of salt
  • additional flour for rolling

My preferred method is to place everything into the bowl of my mixer and let the dough hook do its thing. But if you enjoy getting sticky, mix the flours, yoghurt, oil and salt and knead by hand until the dough comes together. At this point, you could allow the dough to rest for about half an hour before rolling out.

Preheat a crepe/roti pan and brush with a bit of oil.

Divide the ball of dough into eight portions. On a floured board, roll out each portion into a medium-sized round as you usually would with roti.

Cook the rotis on the hot pan, flipping them over once they begin to bubble and brown. Brush each side with a bit of oil as you cook them.

Keep them soft by placing in a lidded container, lined with paper-towels, as soon as they come off the pan.