Roti sandwich. From breakfast to snack and delicious dinners, customize your way to perfectly crispy and cheesy sandwiches that’s apt for any time of the day. Check out these two amazing recipes to transform your humble sandwich into a work of art. Guaranteed to blow your mind!
I always turn to the humble sandwich when I’m in need of a delicious yet quick and easy lunch, dinner, or even breakfast. However, when you have time, there’s a simple way to up your game and make incredible sandwiches for your loved ones.
Enter roti sandwich. It’s all about your favorite filling encased in a crispy and flaky layer of roti. Sandwiches are generally well-known for their highly customizable feature, and these roti sandwiches clearly fit into that category. Surprise: you can even transform your leftover rotis into these delicious sandwiches. However, for that crispy texture, you’ll need to make roti from scratch. Believe me, biting into those flaky layers of roti is pure bliss.
Making rotis for this sandwich is a no-brainer. The recipe is inspired from murtabak, delectable parcels of minced meat or vegetables. Well, why do you want to make roti from scratch, you ask? As I mentioned, just for that flaky outer layer very similar to puff pastry.
I like to keep the recipe simple with a basic mixture of flour, oil (butter or ghee), lukewarm water and a light touch of salt. The secret to flaky roti? Rub oil into the flour until you get breadcrumbs-like texture. Use your fingers to work the magic. This simple technique creates incredibly flaky layer of roti that you won’t be able to resist.
Use lukewarm water to bring the flour together and make the soft dough. Once the dough is ready, spread a little oil on top, cover, and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
2 delicious fillings
Now, let’s talk about the two simple filling ideas that make this roti sandwich extra special – breakfast egg and spicy vegetable. With the vegetable filling, you’ll need to make it beforehand and let it cool down completely before adding to the rotis.
Before you make the sandwiches, roll out small dough balls as thin as possible, and transfer to an oiled pan. Place the vegetable filling in the center, sprinkle with plenty of cheese, and fold over from all four sides. Flip over and cook both sides of roti.
To make the breakfast egg roti sandwich, break an egg onto the roti, top with coriander leaves and cheese, fold and flip to cook both sides. The technique is super simple, make sure you watch the recipe video for the details.
And done. Beautifully crispy roti sandwich for your breakfast or lunch!
More filling ideas
- Leftover rotisserie chicken
- Your favorite pizza toppings
- Simple tomato and basil with lots of cheese
- Your favorite pesto
- Ham and egg
- Nutella for dessert roti sandwich
And the list goes on and on…