Roti Chapati

Updated on April 12, 2012
S.B. asks from Keller, TX
5 answers

My neighbors are Indian and spoil us with food all the time. So today while at Costco, I picked up some Roti Chapati. I am sure it won't be as tastey as the homemade stuff the grandmother next door makes, but it'll be good. So now I have it, what do I put in it? I do not have the time nor talent for curry or anything else Indian. So my stupid question of the day...can I just use these like tortillas?

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Thanks I am hungry. I am coming to your house to eat.

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answers from Dallas on

Yes just like tortillas!!!
Indian chiming in!!

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answers from Albuquerque on

Yes - just like tortillas (but don't try to make quesadillas or anything with cheese if you're looking for an Indian taste), or even like bread for sandwiches. But if you want to try your hand at Indian food, there are some amazing recipes you can make that are SUPER simple. Plus, you can even buy jarred Indian sauces. So - you can buy a butter chicken sauce at the grocery store, pour it over chicken and serve with the chapati. Or you can get a curry sauce and pour it over sauted tomatoes, peppers, onions and garbanzo beans and voila - sort of homemade Indian food.

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answers from Minneapolis on

I make chapati and Roti daily, now looking into a Naan oven as well. Husband is from India and eats this over rice. I use em just like Tortilla's however they do not stand up to frying well after being made. Its all in the way you make the dough, and how thick or thin you have made them. You can make Paratha (stuffed Indian bread usually with potato onion and chile mixture) If you can get the rolling down right.
Want to eat it with Indian food and you want something super yummy and not too spicy look for Butter Chicken or Butter Paneer (cheese) recipes. Nothing like fried cheese curd smothered in a creamy curry sauce. I like the Roasted Eggplant Mash also known as Bhindi Fry. Usually Roti goes better with a less wet meal, but you can use it with pretty much anything flat bread is used with. Dal is delicious as well.

Whoops sorry, I just realized you bought the pre-made ones. LOL sorry I thought you were making yours from the dough. The pre-made ones are pretty good, if not a little thick.. but yes can use them the same as tortilla's

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answers from Dallas on

We make dal and fill them with it and Greek Yogurt.

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answers from Dallas on

Yes! Just use these as whole wheat tortillas. I just bought these at Costco the other day and I'm getting ready to heat them up today. My husband's parents are from the Middle East and I just love my mother-in-law's homemade Roti. I'm sure Costco's Roti won't be the same, but I'm eager to try them, anyways.
A quick and simple way to use the Roti is to make a burrito or soft taco with chicken or ground beef or ground turkey, veggies, and shredded cheese and/or salsa. Or, a breakfast taco with scrambled eggs (optional vegetarian refried beans), veggies and salsa. Or, make a deli sandwich out of it.
Costco also sells cooked whole chicken. Pull the chicken apart, put it in a pan, add a little water and tomato sauce and simmer it with your favorite Indian spices. Then add the chicken to the Roti topped with your favorite veggies. Or, just add the chicken without simmering the spices.
And finally, my last idea is to make a pizza wrap: topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings. Hope this gives you some good ideas using Roti the quick, easy way! :)

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