Gothamba roti with brinjal pickle

Preparation info

  • Serves


    ; makes 8
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

This is a variation on a street food called elawalu roti, or vegetable roti. The gothamba roti takes a bit of practice, as it has to be paper thin; you can go online and learn how to toss it, or just roll it out paper thin on your kitchen bench. I like to serve it with my pumpkin curry.



For the roti dough, combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the rice bran oil and knead in enough lukewarm water to form a smooth dough. Cover with a damp tea towel and rest in a warm place for 1 hour, or even overnight.

Divide the dough into eight small balls, about 6 cm (2½ inches) in diameter. Rub some vegetable oil over them, cover with a damp tea towel and rest for another