Rajasthani Khoba Roti/ Methi Khoba Roti

Rajasthani Khoba Roti/ Methi Khoba Roti

Khoba roti is a thick wheat flour roti, which was originated from the villages in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Khoba literally means cavity or depression. This is a thick roti on which indentations are made with thumb. Lot of ghee is poured in the cavities and is cooked in low heat till it becomes crisp.

Rajasthani khoba roti

Roti acts as a plate and cavities or indentations on it are for holding the vegetables that are placed on tiny cavities. Then roti is eaten with those vegetables.

When I was searching Indian flatbreads from different states, the beautiful patterns on this roti caught my attention. I decided to make this roti but for letter K, I had already made Koki roti. I still wanted to try this roti. I still had two options for the name- Jodhpuri Khoba Roti or Rajasthani Khoba Roti. Since for letter ‘J’, I wanted to make Jolada Roti, so decided to make it under letter ‘R’ i.e. Rajasthani Khoba Roti.

Traditionally this roti is kept simple and not much flavourings are added to it so that it does not overpower the taste of other sabzis. But I made this Khoba roti by adding some kasuri methi to it. I made three rottis, all with different patterns, on one roti, I made cavities by pinching with my thumb whereas on other two rotis, I used tweezer to make impressions.

Rajasthani khoba roti

Normally the roti is cooked on tawa but I made one roti on tawa and for other two, I first cooked its  underneath side on tawa at low heat and then baked it in oven at 180°C till a uniform golden colour is obtained for about 10 minutes

Here are some other flatbreads that I made during mega marathon

A. Achari Poori

B. Bedmi Poori

C. Chana Paratha

D. Dahi Dhapate

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E. Eggplant Parartha

F. Farali Mixed Veg Paratha

G. Gobi Paratha

H. Haryana Special Aloo Bajre Ki Roti

I. Imli Paratha

J. Jaloda Rotti

K. Koki Masala Roti

L. Lehsunia Naan

M. Makai Mooli Paratha

N. Nariyal Wali Meethi Roti

O. Onion Paratha

P. Pudina Lachha Paratha

Q. Quaker Oat Paratha

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Rajasthani Khoba Roti/ Methi Khoba Roti
  1. Take flour, salt, carom seeds, red chili powder, kasuri methi and 2 tbsp of desi ghee in a bowl. Rub them well to coat flour particles with ghee.
  2. Knead a semi stiff dough using water. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough in three parts and make into balls.
  4. Roll each ball into thick roti. Slash it with knife on one side. Flip the side and pinch the edges. Then make indentation in the inner part of roti.
  5. Heat griddle. Place roti on hot griddle and reduce the flame. Cook roti on underneath surface until golden spots appear on slashed side.
    khoba roti
  6. Flip it and cook other side as well. Finally to cook from sides, remove it from tawa and cook on open flame. Pour generous amount of ghee on roti.
    Rajasthani khoba roti
  7. Similarly cook other two rotis from the slashed side only and transfer them to hot oven at 180°C. Bake them till golden brown
  8. Indentation made with hand and baked to perfection
    Rajasthani khoba roti
  9. Indentation made with tweezer and baked to perfection
    Rajasthani khoba roti
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9 thoughts on “Rajasthani Khoba Roti/ Methi Khoba Roti

  1. Wowwing here, how pretty those khoba rotis looks and they are seriously a piece of art Ritu. You have loads of patience and you have nailed those rotis absolutely prefect. Just cant take my eyes from those designer rotis.

  2. Oh my God, Ritu! These are so amazing!!! Hats off to you for such a beautiful workmanship. I am torn between wanting to eat it all and not spoiling it’s design.

  3. Smart girl ! Ha ha ! It sure is a great idea to use these Khoba rotis for R , but definitely a work of art . All three patterns look fantastic , seriously I can’t decide which one is the best . The thumb one looks very earthy and rustic .
    Beautiful post Ritu !

  4. The patterns on the rotis are so beautiful Ritu. This needs so much patience and you have done an amazing job. The rotis looks super crisp and I can have them without any accompaniment, just as a snack.

  5. This is a beautiful bread, the design on the top has turned out so beautifully. Nice that you baked it, I can’t find any difference so it must be a great option!..and nice word play as well..:)

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