Aloo Ki Subzi
Aloo - 2 cups, boiled and cubed
Onions - 2 medium / 3/4 minced
Tomatoes - 3 medium
Oil + Ghee - 3 tsp
Bay leaf - 1 big
Fennel - 1/4 tsp
Kalonji - 1/4 tsp
Methi seeds - few
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Curds - 1/2 cup
Cream - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves for garnish
How to make the Aloo Ki Subzi
Khoba Roti | Moti Roti
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Carom seeds/ Ajwain - 1 tsp
Red Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Clarified Butter/ Ghee - 2 tsp
How to make Khoba Roti
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, carom seeds, chilli flakes and salt with 2 tbsp of ghee. Mix very well and knead in enough water to make a soft pliable dough. Cover with a moist muslin and keep aside for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, divide the dough in half. Roll out each half into a thick roti of about 12 to 14-inch diameter.
Beginning from the centre and moving outwards, pinch the surface of the roti to make a design on the roti. Repeat for the second roti.
Heat a griddle over a low flame, place the roti design side up and cook over a gentle heat. Drizzle over the top and on sides with ghee. When one side is cooked golden, carefully turn the roti over and cook on the other side. Repeat for other roti.
Serve hot with Aloo Ki Subzi
The top design can be done directly on the tawa or on board. I felt making on the board was much better than on the hot tawa.
I strongly recommend sprinkling red chili flakes over the top, else it does tend to be thick plain roti.
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Nivedhanams Sowmya says
loving the roti!! and it is very sad to see the stored recipes go away.. so hard to remember / get them again!!!
vaishali sabnani says
Omg..I ad no clue as to what was going on during the mehndi function..and let me catch of this Rajasthani friend to give me all those 40 recipes!...we have studied together since the very first day of school....and to look at this roti it is a treat, it looks beautiful and a must try.very very well made..
Varadas Kitchen says
Beautiful indeed! The roti looks really nice. Must try it sometime.
Loved your desert story, let me add another twist to it. Majority of land designated as desert does not have sand dunes. 🙂
Pavani N says
Love that beautiful design on the roti Valli. It almost looks like a work of art. Amazing. Aloo ki subzi sounds delicious.
Harini-Jaya R says
The khoba roti looks very beautiful just as the henna would have looked on your palms 🙂
Archana Potdar says
I know our smart idea ina crash. but you hav emanaged to make it awesomely beautiful. I loev the koba roti
Padmajha PJ says
I did visit a few places in Rajastan but did not catch a glimpse of the sands.So if you are going there I am coming with you :).
And enjoyed reading your recipe quest adventure though it is sad you lost it.
The roti has come out so well Srivalli!
Nalini's Kitchen says
Very well made Valli..Loved the patterns on the roti...nice stepwise tutorial..
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
That khoba roti is so well made! I am tempted to try this soon.
So those dark lines on the roti are from the design. Looking at the pictures I was wondering how you got those dark lines on the roti. Nicely done.
sorry Nandini's phone crashed and lost the aloo recipe Vaishali's friend gave.
Chef Mireille says
I had loved this roti when I made it months back when I did Rajasthan - yours version looks so good and the potato curry also
Manjula Bharath says
wow am so glad to land on my home town 🙂 Khobha roti is one traditional dish I love the most looks fabulous valli , aloo ki sabzi makes me hungry now , just wat I need 🙂
Sapana Behl says
Khoba roti sounds a bit tricky ...lovely combo !
Jayanthi Padmanabhan says
these khoba rotis look so different. i wondered how you made them.. love the aloo side dish also
Suma Gandlur says
That roti has got a lovely pattern, Valli. Very impressive.