I am back….

Dear friends hope all of you enjoyed the new year! We had a wonderful vacation with a mixture of climatic changes, it was total relaxing yet full of fun filled time . We are still at the verge of getting adjusted to the normal routine. .. as school started

Coming to blogging and my kitchen galore what i bought ? The few that were in my mind a couple of cook books and eyed on a new kitchen supplement Roti Maker.

It was just the day before we started from Bangalore I bought the Roti maker. With all the enthusiastic mind the very evening I wanted to try making Rotis, as I already had left over dough from the morning Chapatis. So thought of giving a try. To my very disappointment it turned out just like hard jowar bakaris :0. O lol I thought this is not what I want I was totally upset, but the next morning again never to let it go tried another hand trying to figure out what’s wrong to my horror it never tuned out as I imagined it thick small and hard. Without a second mind we called up Jaipan and requested for immediate demo as I was at the verge why the hell i need to take it if it does not work well. After call over call at last they agreed to send someone by evening.It was evening and my wait continued as we packed to leave for the night flight. A middle aged man arrived saying he has been having experience in the last 10 yrs. I had never prepared the dough but wanted to see from the scratch. So there goes he prepared the dough like the lost experience way. The dough was soft and sticky. Placed the ball of dough and i see the ‘Phulkas’ blow up wow i thought so big and so good :). At last I was satisfied felt its after all i did not made a bad choice. I realised the dough should be very smooth and we should be fast enough to press the dough to get satisfied result.

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Coming to food blogging I will try to be back soon with interesting food world once I get hold of it. Sunday we had a simple lunch with kids favourite tomato rice have a look at it

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37 Responses to “I am back….”

  1. jyothi Says:

    Hi,
    welcome back to blogging world. Hope to see more of new fresh bangalore dishes in your website.

    My problem is also same with yours, i too have Jaipan roti maker bought from bangalore a year back, i am trying since then to get roti as shown in photo but never got it. AS u said it is hard, rough like throwing disc, i am very upset and it is still in cupboard.

    If you have learned to make roti from roti maker please also give photo demo to teach us, i will be very very happy to see and learn
    jyothi

    Hi jyothi, its true you need to practice and making them thin is really an art!. the dough is the nack and the quicker you handle both the handles its the best fluffy ones. What you see is the photo taken at home. Good luck i have tried with pillsbury and Shirvad atta both turned out well.

  2. Lakshmi Says:

    Welcome back Roopa. wow!! that thali looks gr8. You managed to take a pic despite your tight unpacking and settling down schedule. Wonderful you are! :) I have heard of roti makers but prefer making it the usual way. It takes some time for you to get adjusted to the new machine. So good luck to you!

    Lakshmi thanks dear yeah time is one thing and the person to make should be around for the kids :)

  3. Simpleindianfood Says:

    Welcome back..looking forward to interesting recipes from you..I saw this roti maker even some days back in an exhibition..but didnt buy them :-)

    I will be back soon :)

  4. vimmi Says:

    The thali looks amazing. waiting for the recipes. Happy new yr. And great that u got a demo for the roti maker bcos every one who has one is generally dissatisfied with the rotis. could be the dough.

    True Vimmi, i was total out of frustration but now i know its really the dough and faster the better :)

  5. Ramya Says:

    hey, welcome back!!! New year wishes to u too!!! My mom has a roti maker too back in India. She had a tough time too initially, but shez finally learnt how to make good ones…. She says ashirvad aata works best with the roti maker.

    Great tip ramya i too tried with that it worked well

  6. Bharathy Says:

    Glad to see you back.,Roopa..Missed you!!
    Do you really call that food on the plate-a simple lunch???!!!!
    It is a feast for me :)

    Very glad Bharathy!, your tag is still waiting ha ha :)

  7. sra Says:

    Happy New Year, Roopa, good to see you back!

    Thanks Sra :)

  8. Daily Meals Says:

    Hi Roopa! Wish you a happy new year.

    Thanks viji wish you the same

  9. sunita Says:

    Roopa, hope you and your family had a great start to the new year…nice to have you back :-)

    Thanks Suni :) …. on the way…

  10. Padmaja Says:

    Roopa, Happy new year and welcome back!!Hope u had an amazing time

    Thanks Padmaja same to you to :)

  11. Asha Says:

    Hi Roopa, welcome back. Happy new year to you and family!:)
    That Roti machine makes a grand rotis! It’s available here too but never tried to buy it. I will reconsider! Thanks for posting it. Thali is delicious, we have been eating too much sweets these days, really tired of it!:D

    Asha thanks dear :). you are welcome thats what the blog is for right :) sweet i saw yours woow hope my daughter does not eye those cakes and cookies ….

  12. indosungod Says:

    Happy New Year! Roopa.
    Welcome back.

    I have the roti maker and I am very very surprised to see the roti puff up like that on the roti maker. I usually end up with stiff as cardboard rotis. I wil try with the the dough that is soft and sticky :)

    Good luck ISG iwill send you a link which will help you dear !

  13. TBC Says:

    Best wishes for a happy andprosperous 2008!

    Thanks wish you the same TBC

  14. richa Says:

    hey, nice to see ya back, Roopa!

    Thanks Richa …:)

  15. Latha Says:

    Welcome back Roopa! Happy New Year to you guys! Phulkas form roti maker look good! Also your thali looks delicious!
    Cheers
    Latha

    Thanks for the wishes latha and wish you the same :)

  16. vanamala Says:

    Welcome back Roopa . Nice your phulkas and tomato rice thali

    Happy New Year too!!1

    Thanks Vanamala :)

  17. remya Says:

    wat a spread yaar…. love them all…

    Thanks remya :)

  18. shivapriya Says:

    Happy New Year Roopa. Good to see u back. Even my MIL was telling me a’ut roti maker. I’m thinking to buy one. Lemme know ur feed back:).

    Basically practice is the key Shiva priya …

  19. Arun Shanbhag Says:

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year
    and hope you use that roti make a lot!

    heh heh! I have an automatic roti-maker; it also makes sabzi, curries, laundry and many others. heee heee!
    *ducks chappals*

    Thanks for the wishes Arun.. i really don’t get your …comment what it about ?

  20. musy Says:

    Hey Roopa, welcome back! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones too. Hope you had a wonderful time in India. Looking forward to some wonderful posts.

    cheers,
    musical.

    Oh Musy thanks dear and wish you the same …. coming back soon….

  21. ramya Says:

    good to see u back. and HAPPY NEW YEAR. My aunt has this roti maker. it is good actually.

    Thanks Ramya wish you the same :)

  22. sagari Says:

    ROTI looks delecious roopa happy new year

    thanks Sagari :) wish you the same

  23. Padma Says:

    I have added this roti maker om my list on my trip to India..
    thanks to ur post…
    Roopa, I wish u & ur family a very Happy New Year!

    Padma thats again your turn to try out :) Thanks for the wishes and wish you the same

  24. jyothi Says:

    seeing your website i couldn’t resist so again i tried making dough bit sticky and kept inside the maker and pressed but it didn’t puff, again the same probelm “flat disc”.

    Can u pls expalin in detail how to make the dough and press the roti, if it is step by step photo teaching and i will be very greatfull, i too hv jaipan roti maker and ashirvad atta but not getting like yours, plsssssss, i don’t want to waste the roti maker

    jyoti i will try to give pictures tille then hope this link will help you and give some tips roti maker which did give me tips and helped to get it well.

  25. abc Says:

    i do agree with above comment. I too tried just now from roti maker and it even didn’t spread like roti it was thick flat disc.

    kept the dought in between pressed little slowli it didn’t spead pressed again bit it will tear, i around 10 dough rolls but not even 1% satisfaction i got. pls teach us or explain in detail the dought texture when to keep when to remove, plsssssssssssssssssssss

    abc check out the last comment please

  26. Cynthia Says:

    Welcome back sweetie!

    thank you dear :)

  27. Grihini Says:

    Hey welcome back Roopa. Glad to hear u had a great time. :)
    Happy new year! Look forward to more reciped from ya..

    Thanks Grihini :)

  28. Deepa Says:

    Hey Roopa …Welcome Back …Happy new year ..

    Waiting for you to start posting your recipes soon

  29. hima Says:

    I had tough time working with that roti maker. Pretty disappointed I returned it back. You seem to have found the trick to work with it. Good for you.

  30. teeth whitener Says:

    It is good to have you back, and we are all awaiting some new and yummy recipes to be posted on your blog!

  31. kribha Says:

    Nice to have you back. Your plate of food looks so delicious and tempting.

  32. Viji Says:

    Hi Roopa, roti maker is really good especially when you make more pulkas. As you said we need to practice. Nice to know that you had a restful vacation and hope to see you soon in blogging. Viji

  33. Mansi Says:

    welcome back Roops! hope you had great fun in India:)

  34. Archana Says:

    Hi.. Roopa.. Welcome back.. Great comeback with pulkas !!
    Looking forward for more recipes from u !!

  35. Sriky Says:

    roopa,

    if i remember you had a small widget on your site that played some good music. can you tell me what the url was? i dont see it on your site anymore.

    srikanth

    thanks for highlighting. i am not sure how it got removed which i noticed only after your comment. i do not remember the widget right now.

  36. Shyam Says:

    Hi Roopa,
    I am trying to use the roti maker here in California and cant seem to get rotis large enough or even close to the phoolka pictured. It would be highly appreciated if you could provide me with the recipe for rotis that works for you along with the measurement of ingredients as I think I need to adjust the consistency of the atta. I tried to make a few different adjustments myself but landed being more frustrated. Please help.
    Thank you.

    Hi Shyam, pls try the links provided in the comment section if it could help, now i am not using the maker but with due experience from what i learnt, the dought shoud be softer than usual and you should be quick is pressing else due to heat it might get baked before you press. hope this helps

  37. Asha Says:

    I read your problem with the roti maker what I myself experienced. I have tried few things and come up with solutions and I want to share them with you. You can knead the flour with milk, salt and sugar. Use skimmed milk or half milk and half water. Say, for 1 cup flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp sugar. Mix 1 to 2 tsp oil to the dry flour and the add milk accordingly. The dough has to be a bit slack. If you have bread machine make dough in the dough cycle for few mins as somehow the dough made this way turns out softer. Try not to role it on flour before you press. Adjust the heat correctly. Mine is a little more than the minimum.


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