To read about the original challenge, click HERE.
Excuse me while I do a little happy dance….
I’m thrilled to report that the sel rotis were a success! Certainly there is a learning curve, and they aren’t perfect, but for a first timer, I think they are impressive and I’m very very happy.
But I have to admit that I was really nervous. I was worried that my confidence would make me look foolish if it didn’t work. Before trying my first sel roti frying I literally took a deep breath and thought, “Yikes! Here goes nothing”… but it worked out perfectly fine!
So my naak is quite thulo today ;) I wanted to show the process in pictures… for the recipe click HERE.
Main ingredient... rice!
Soak the rice over night
Drain rice in the morning
Other ingredients... rice, ghee (I substituted ghee for butter because I was told it would have a better taste), banana, sugar, water, rice flour is pictured and suggested, but I didn't use...
Everything in the blender...
I added ground cardamom seeds to enhance flavor... just a pinch
Fluff batter and then let sit (covered) for 30-60 minutes to "rest"
Make sure the oil is the right temperature... about 350 degrees F
Very first attempt. A little pathetic looking BUT the batter stayed together and it was almost in a circular shape! Not bad for attempt number one!!
First few attempts were... er... not great... there was a bit of a learning curve... my first one crumbled, pictured in top right hand corner :(
Team work with AS!
These are a bit on the "too crispy" side, but they taste great!
N's mom helped to make sure the batter was well mixed, she verified the correct consistency.
and AS was certainly the best roti maker in the house...
Right side-- the "learning curve" pile, left side-- "we are starting to get it right" pile
Taking it out of the oil
How the magic happens...
I'm pouring sel batter into the oil
Don't let anyone tell you it's too hard... it CAN be done! It just takes practice :)
Sel rotis turned out so well... I think we are going to try round 2 tomorrow!! Hurray!!