Tandoori Roti Recipe by Manjula

Today I will be making tandoori rotis. Tandoori roti are made with whole wheat flour. And traditionally they are made in tandoor. Tandoor is a clay oven. We are going to make this in home oven. Using the pizza stone which give very much heat like a tandoor. This is a very easy recipe to make. This recipe will make 4 rotis. First let me show you the ingredients. We need: 1 cup of whole wheat flour 1/4 cup of all purpose flour (maida) 1/4 cup of yogurt 1.5 tablespoons of oil 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda About 1/4 cup of water. And some melted butter or ghee to put over the rotis. First we are going to mix all the dry ingredients together. Salt Sugar Baking soda Mix them well. Now we are going to add the yogurt. And oil. This has became like a crumbly dough. It’s time to add the water. And make a soft dough. Dough is looking pretty hard. So I think I need couple of more spoons of water. So it depends how thick was your yogurt. Dough is looking good. And I will knead the dough little bit to make it smooth. And cover the dough with the damp cloth. And let it sit for at least half an hour before you make the tandoori roti. So I have prepared the another dough about an hour back. So this one is ready. So I am just going to knead little bit. And divide them into 4. And make a smooth ball. And flatten them into the pattes. Before rolling take one piece of dough and put in the dry flour. They are easy to roll. Then turn it around. Little more. And just roll them about this thick. We will do one more. I have already preheated the oven on 500 degrees with pizza stone. And about 2 minutes before, I changed for baking to high broil. And I am going to put this on pizza stone. Pizza stone is set not on the highest rack , one down from the high rack. So let’s open this. Pull it out. Wet your hand. And flip the roti between your two palms. I have rolled the rotis about 6 inch diameter. And we are going to do the same thing with the another one. These rotis should take about 1 or 1.5 minutes. It has been a minute and rotis are looking great. Tandoori rotis are looking great from both side really nice color. So I am just going to put little bit of melted butter. Rotis are looking great. As you see tandoori rotis are very simple and easy to make. I am going to sever this tonight with dal makhani and aloo gobi. I hope you will enjoy this recipe with your family. Thank you. And I will see you again with a new one.

78 thoughts on “Tandoori Roti Recipe by Manjula

  1. Manjula aunty, i tried the cabbage kofta gravy you posted last with the Muthia you taught us. it turned out fantastic!! and with such little oil! i will make the tandoori rotis with that gravy next time. you are a wonderful teacher. your recipes are simple and results are so tasty. you have made a pukka non-vegetarian like me interested in veg food. thankyou!!

  2. Manjula, you are a very good teacher. Each recipe is a well organized lesson! It sounds like you've thought carefully about how to teach without too many extra words or distractions.

    Do you use a script or outline to make each video? What is the editing process like? How long does it take to make a single video?

    I love the recipe you shared here. We will probably have roti tonight using your recipe!

    Thank you!

  3. Hi Manjula – I love your videos. I live in Scotland and love Indian and Pakistani cooking and food. We are very lucky as Glasgow has the most fantastic restaurants.

    Keep up the good work!

    Time to buy a pizza stone on eBay.


  4. NAMASTE ! Hello Manjula,hi guys !.. Every time I want to see this video–an error comes out,saying TRY LATER !…LOL Does anybody have the same problem?

    i have a convection microwave oven can the tandoori roti be made in convection microwave oven if so what should be mode, temperature and time plz help

  6. u r roti is looking good
    i did have pizza stone i want to cook this recipe cook on stove .is this possible plz tell me

  7. Hello Auntiji,

    I have made roti 2 times and 1 time it came out perfect but second time it was sticking to the pizza stone. Any idea what could be wrong with the dough or temperature of the oven?

  8. Thank you for this recipe! I bought some Tandoori roti from my grocery store today and I REALLY liked them. I figure if I can make them, and pair them with my chick pea and potato curry I can cut more costs. 😀 (and healthy too )

  9. one question ,,,,,,in the olden days there was no baking soda ,,,,,,,so is this a addition to our traditional rotis and ,,,,,,,would we be able to make tandoori rotis without ,,,,,1. baking soda ,,,,,and 2. curd ……
    and can rotis be made without maida ?

  10. What kind of Pizza stone (or baking stone) do you use ? As per the reviews in Amazon many stones break during heating. Is the thickest one is better ?

  11. U r awesome aunty u gives for those ladies who r just sitting home and thinking what to make. U r fantastic.

  12. Hi Manjula ji…i like all your recipes.i tried this last night , came out very well.only problem is the rotis are sticking to pizza stone.can you pls tell me why ?thank you for your detailed recipes….

  13. Great recipe! thanks! I was about to throw away my old pizza stone ( I am not at that age to eta pizza much) but found that Indian roti are  fit my dietary needs ( no yest in them and yet very tasty). Now I'll surprise my family with roti baked so simply.

  14. Hello mam,

    Thank you very much for delicious recipe.

    That worked perfectly for me.

    Thank you.


    Thottikara A is using your video under his name.

  15. Dear Manjula ji, I hope you take my comment in a positive way, I have no intention here to hurt or bring any negative feeling, I am just sharing my experience. I am NOT a professional cook but I know at least that a tandoori roti is supposed to have only Atta (Whole Wheat flour), and if you intend to, you may add a little salt which is also not mandatory. We don't need to mix anything else (maida, sugar, etc) because then we are taking away the plain authenticity that a roti is supposed to have. What you made, I would call it "Roti Naan" and NOT "Tandoori Roti". Keep the good work you are doing, I do enjoy watching your videos but at the same time, would like to provide my honest feedback. Take care and best wishes… Namasté, Sat Sri Akal!!

  16. Hi man Julia ji I like ur recipe I making this roti last night roti is came out very well but roti is stiking pizza stone I buy new pizza stone can u tell me how to use thanks

  17. Hello, kindly tell me if you are using a oven or a grill? What kind of pizza stone is that a wood ? Is it save i mean will this not cause fire 🔥
    Please do reply im waiting to try this as well looks soooo good.xx

  18. You are so wonderful and so sincere. I am 43 yrs old and love to cook. I stumbled upon ur web page today for the 1st time and wish i did years ago. God bless you for all the love and patience and skill that you put into your cooking. Im going to start this weekend trying ur recipes.

  19. Please make the videos in hindi more more viewers would be benefited.
    Because your video are very good.

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