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Durban Roti Recipe

Perfection, as always, from Aunty Maurine

Durban Roti Recipe

This is a really simple Durban Roti Recipe to make delicious, light & fluffy roti’s which will bring a smile to any curry lovers face.

  • Author: Aunty Maurine
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Durban Curry
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter (Plus extra for brushing the roti)
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water 


  1. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl (sift the flour)
  2. Mix in the butter using a fork
  3. Slowly add the water and make a soft dough and knead with buttered hands until soft & smooth
  4. Divide your dough into a neat balls
  5. Take a ball of dough and push it flat with your hand, then use a rolling pin to roll into shape (about 20cm)
  6. Toast on a hot Thawa and rub Butter once removed from Thawa


Hint: To keep your roti’s soft, keep them in a bowl with paper towel at the bottom & top of the pile.

Whilst the recipe and technique is easy, do not be despondent when your roti’s come out too hard, or too thick or not exactly how you want them. They will get easier ever time, and when the day comes that you are teaching somoeone else how to make roti’s, you will look back at your first few attempts with a smile on your face.

Keywords: roti

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