Welcome to Gyaan Ka Saagar's Bhakti Bhojan. Join Indra Laloo as she teaches the art of making traditional Hindu food items normally used for puja(s) and prayer services around the world. Although there are various methods in making these items, we will focus on the cooking style from Trinidad and Guyana.
In this episode of Bhakti Bhojan, we are taught how to make rota by Indra Laloo assisted by Devi Misir.
To make Rota
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon cardamom (elachi, elychee)
2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup ghee
2 cups ghee
1/2 condensed milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Step 1: Mix 2 cups of flour with 2 teaspoon of cardamom, 2 teaspoon of ginger and 1/4 cup of ghee.
Step 2: Mix 1/2 cup condensed milk with 1/4 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar and pour into mixture.
Step 3: Mix and knead until you mixture is smooth and firm. Add additional flour by sprinkling if mixture is too moist or soft.
Step 4: Let dough mixture sit for approximately 10 minutes.
Step 5: Add 2 cups ghee to pot under medium heat (the amount of ghee will vary depending on the size of pot).
Step 6: Divide dough into 5 equal portions, roll and flatten into a round shape with hand (a rolling pin can be used).
Step 7: Once the ghee is hot, place flattened dough mixture into pot and let sit for approx 1 1/2 minutes and flip over.
Step 8: Continue to flip dough every 1 1/2 for approximately 5 minutes total or until cooked.
Step 9: Add some love.