How to make Saffron-Cardamom Infused Rotis for Kebabs

Saffron and cardamom infused rotis for your kebabs!

Delicately flavoured rotis. Ideal to be served with kebabs of your choice.

Yield: 8 rotis

  • 1.5 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Warm milk
  • a few strands Saffron
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Fine semolina
  • Water as required.


  1. Mix saffron, cardamom powder, salt, sugar, semolina and oil in milk. Let it stand for five minutes.
  2. Take flour in a bowl. Make a hole in the centre and pour in the milk mixture.
  3. Mix properly. Add water if needed to get a soft dough. (I used 1.5 tbsp water)
  4. Knead for a couple of minutes to increase its elasticity. Cover and let it rest for an hour.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll between your palms to make smooth balls.
  6. Heat a nonstick girdle.
  7. Using very little flour, roll out a dough ball into a disk of 5″ diameter.
  8. Carefully lift it and place it on the hot girdle. Cook on each side till golden spots appear on the surface.
  9. Use a wide spatula or a cotton kitchen towel pad to lightly press the roti on both sides. This helps the roti to not only cook well but also puff up.
  10. Brush butter on one side and Serve immediately with a kebab of your choice, mint chutney and finely sliced onions.
  11. Repeat the same process with the remaining balls.


  1. Check out Preeti’s original recipe here.