Mission Roti

On Sunday evening my housemates and I decided to cook Indian for dinner. I have been meaning to do this since returning from my semester abroad in Australia a few months ago, and finally got around to it! At the international residence I lived in, my friends and I had an Indian dinner and they taught me how to make butter chicken, paneer and roti. It was so very delicious! I was only recently introduced to these types of foods, and have now developed a love for them. On Sunday we decided to make chicken tikka masala and roti. I couldn't find garam masala, so we cheated a bit and used a paste. We made a marinade for our chicken and vegetables using plain yogurt, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, lemon juice, chili pepper and pepper. After cooking this we added the tikka masala sauce we made using the paste I bought, tomato paste, more yogurt, garlic and turmeric. We also made an attempt at roti. This was the tricky part, because I was taught how to make it months ago, and it was hard to remember the right consistency it should be. The tools we used were also pretty sketchy (our outside burner attached to our bbq...) so it didn't turn out quite as nice as it did in Sydney. It puffed up a bit, but it had a drier texture to it. I think it's a skill I'm going have to develop through a lot of practice! The chicken tikka masala, roti and a side of basmati rice was still a really yummy meal, and left the house aromatic for hours. This dinner also sparked our new plan for a Flavours of the World Bucket List: we're going to try to get through as many cultural dishes as we can this school year. So I'll keep you updated on that :)

Thanks Raj, Ankit & Abeer!


  1. Can you post the recipie for ROTI!!!! I wanna try to make it!!! Love the blog!!!

  2. Hehe I'll perfect the recipe and post it :)