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Cooking Time: 10-15min

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Ingredients


450 gms plain flour (maida)
4 tsp yeast
40 gms castor sugar
2 eggs, beaten (optional)
1 cup warm milk
2 cups mashed mava (khoya)
25 gms seedless raisins (kismis)
100 gms double cream
2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1/2 tsp kewra water or rose essence
saffron (kesar) strands soaked in 1 tbsp milk
1 tsp extra milk as required
225 gms ghee or butter

Method

  1. Heat the milk but do not boil, then sprinkle yeast and sugar over it.
  2. Sieve flour, salt in a bowl, add eggs, raisins, khoya, double cream and half the ghee with the yeast mixture.
  3. Mix well and knead to a smooth dough, add the essence.
  4. If the dough is stiff then sprinkle little extra milk and knead again, cover with damp cloth and keep in a warm place to rise for 8 hours or overnight for best results.
  5. Punch the dough and knead it again and divide into 8 equal parts.
  6. Roll out each part into a round thick circle and leave aside for 20 minutes until it becomes double the size.
  7. Prick the roti all over with a fork, leaving 1" margin around, brush melted ghee or butter and saffron solution and sprinkle poppy seeds.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated moderate oven (180° c-350° f-gas mark 4) until the roti turns light brown in colour.
  9. Sprinkle little cold milk over them when they are half done, then put them back into the oven for a few minutes more.
  10. Remove from the oven and sprinkle cold milk well over both sides, as this makes the roti soft.
  11. Wrap with foil or butter paper and keep aside until required.
  12. This roti can be kept for 4-5 days.
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This recipe was contributed by anuradha on 18 Oct 2000


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