Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Homemade Frozen Rotis

Frozen Roti is a recent try in my kitchen. I really liked the way it turned out. I am kind of person who believes in home made fresh food. But then there are times where you don't have sufficient time to cook for yourself. For those days these stuff come handy. I don't like to buy the frozen rotis available at the stores. So thought of making it. I saw this video and couple of other blogs related to freezing rotis and Indian food. I was amazed reading them.



This process is little time consuming but all the effort will surely help your loved one :-)

Ingredients:

For the Rotis:
  • Whole Wheat flour (or Multi grain Flour)- 3 cups
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt - To taste (I didn't add)
  • Water - As required
For Storing:
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet/Cutting Board
  • Zip Loc

Procedure:

Take the flour in a big bowl. Add oil and salt. Mix well. Now add water little at a time to form a soft non-sticky dough. Apply little oil on its surface and close it. Let it rest for 15 minutes.


Then divide the dough into smaller portions (I made 18 of them).


Dip the ball in flour and then start rolling each dough into a 6-7 inch circle.


Continue with the rest of them (don't pile the rolled rotis. They will stick to each other.I usually roll them in batches)
Now cook the roti partially on a pre heated skillet on both sides (no need to brown it).


Then allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, spread them on a baking sheet or cutting board and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes (this step will make sure your rotis don't stick later. This is called flash freezing. I did them in batches).


While they are flash freezing, cut the parchment paper.


After flash freezing it will look like this.


Then pile them up with parchment paper in between. Transfer them in a Zip loc and seal them by removing all the air. Place it in the freezer.


Frozen Rotis are ready!!


When you want rotis, take out desired amount and cook them on a hot skillet until you get brown spots on both sides. Don't thaw the frozen rotis before cooking.
These rotis can be stored 2-3 months.

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