- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of sweet potato
- A pinch of salt (optional)
- A rolling pin
- 1 extra cup of flour
- A frying pan (crepe pans are better)
- A clean work surface
- A tea towel in a bowl to keep the roti warm and soft
- Bring a pot of water to a boil, and some salt, and then add the sweet potato tubers. You don't have to remove the skin, as it would peel off easily when tender.
Sweet potatoes being boiled
- When the potato is fork tender, remove it from the boiling water and peal off the skin.
Peeled sweet potato
- Mash the potatoes and allow to cool, for some minute (cos we are going to handle it while its still hot).
Mashed sweet potato
- Put the potato in a bowl and add the flour. Mix well, until well combined.
Flour and sweet potato being mixed (early stages)
- Sprinkle some flour on the work surface, and kneed the dough until the flour is well incorporated. Then form into a log.
The log-snapped dough
- Cut out 5- 6 pieces from the log. Roll each piece into a ball.
Slicing the log into 5 pieces
Forming them into balls
- Sprinkle some flour unto your palms and then flatten the balls. Then transfer them into a floured bowl.
Flattening the balls with my palms
Flattened balls, stored in a bowl
- Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough balls until they are pretty much the size of a crepe (2mm thick).
About to roll the balls
Flattened dough in stacks
- Place the frying pan on the heat and transfer the crepe-like dough onto the pan. It should puff up slightly if there are no holes in the dough (unlike mine that had many...lol).
- When the roti is browned enough, remove from the pan and place in a bowl lined with a tea towel and cover to keep warm. Repeat the steps until you've exhausted all the dough.
- Serve while its warm, Enjoy!
- Try not to over work the dough, as it would become sticky and you'll need to add more flour. This makes for a very chewy roti, which isn't too good.
- Ensure your palms are well floured before rolling the balls, as it would be quite sticky.
- Theres no need to oil the pan, but if you want to you can.