86 thoughts on “Roti & Fillings 1/3: Oil-free Roti/Farata or Paratha (Mauritian vegan recipe)

  1. This looks great! I absolutely cannot wait to try this. I will try to make it this weekend. I’ll let you know how it goes!

    1. +Nicholas Thomason – Hi Nicholas. Thanks for the nice comments. Yes, we were very happy with how it turned out; it was very succulent. I’m sure you’ll love it. Don’t hesitate to send me a picture as well (if it’s not too much trouble). I will share it on my Facebook page (facebook.com/Veganlovlie)

    1. +Stephanie Cruz – Hey Stephanie. Thanks for dropping by. The other videos will be posted soon. I will be uploading the bean curry today. 🙂

    1. +Tiffany So – Let me know how it turns out if you try it Tiffany and thanks for the warm encouragements. I will be posting the other videos for this series soon and the bean curry will be posted later today 🙂

  2. I’ve never heard of Mauritian cuisine, but this already looks like something I’m going to love! The roti looks chewy in a good way, the kind of “bite” that works really well for a savory dish like this. I can’t wait to see the rest!

    1. +squ33ble – Hi there. Thanks for your comment. Mauritian cuisine is very much influenced by a variety of cultures, among which African, Indian, Chinese and European (French). So, there is really a little bit of everything in every meal I think. I’m glad you like the roti. Yes the texture turned out great. Let me know if you give it a try. I will be posting the other videos for this series soon and the bean curry will be posted later today. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. Wow, thank you so much! While watching your video i had the taste of that dish in my mouth already and was reminded of those guys with their small portables kitchens selling roti chaude 🙂 i am looking forward for the following recipes and will try the roti dough today i guess. you made my day!

    1. +Lasse Stolz I’m glad the rotis turned out good. Homemade rotis are a lot tastier I find and then you can make it to your liking, with or without oil. 🙂

    2. +stolzie It’s my pleasure. I also had the chance to reminisce about the roti chaud! yum! As the temperature is cooling down over here, a good roti and curry was most welcome. The fillings recipes are coming soon. 🙂

  4. +Mélodie CUTMAN – – I can’t reply to you directly because of your google+ settings. Thanks for the nice comments. Let me know if you give it a try. Also, don’t hesitate to send me a picture as well (if it’s not too much trouble). I will share it on my Facebook page (facebook.com/Veganlovlie). Thanks for stopping by Mélodie and stay tuned for more. 🙂

    1. +CarolNav This is one of the many traditional foods that we have. I might do another one for different dishes in the future. Thanks for stopping by, it’s a pleasure to see a comment from you. 🙂

    1. +gligli gloups Great. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it. Let me know how you like it if you try it. Always happy to hear how it turned out.

    1. +Veganlovlie | Vegan Mauritian-Fusion Cuisine.
      I just tried with a mix of different gluten-free floor (a mix from “Cuisine Soleil”), wich is suppose to be an all purpose floor, but, it’s not a succes 🙁 Yours look sooooooo good, but mine are hard (even if I added a bit of oil) and the taste is not super. If I find one floor that’s works, I’ll let you know. XX

    2. +Guylaine Morin Thanks for your comment. I actually haven’t tried it with a gluten-free flour. I think it will need a slightly different process for gf flour, for the rolling out mostly. You may need to roll it in between two sheets of wax or parchment paper. But I haven’t tried it for myself.

    1. +Gabriella Rozsahegyi-Mayer Yes, you can use wholewheat flour or I like to use 1/2 white and 1/2 wholewheat for better texture. But in any case, with wholewheat flour, you will need to increase the water a little bit as it absorbs more. Thank you for your comment. 🙂

  5. Lovely recipes thank,you.I usually replace flour with a non gf and use psyllium for the stretchy effect of gluten (not much or it just pulls and pulls – I learnt to my horror and laughter)

    1. +airyfairycelt Thank you for your nice comment. I haven’t tried a gluten-free version of this one. I wonder if I am allergic to psyllium as I am allergic to most seeds including flax. I’ll have to try it and see.

  6. I hope it does nit make you Ill for a few days as I had something with wheat and …days if it! I agree though. We do have to try new ideas as often we get the roaring successes and it makes our range better all the time!

  7. I love this!! I’m half mauritian myself and I live in australia. I’ve always wanted to go to mauritus, it looks beautiful! I also recently turned vegan. I definitely have to make this for my family!! are the ones shown at the beginning vegan them self?

    1. +sinead – Hi Sinead, sorry for the delay in getting back to your comment. I get so many comments everyday that I somehow missed this one. How are you finding your new vegan routine? It can sometimes be a little bit challenging in the beginning, but your body will thank you after a while. Did you try this recipe by the way? How did it turned out? Yes, the ones shown at the beginning is vegan, but not all roti sellers make it vegan, you will have to ask them whether it contains any dairy milk, or if they’ve used butter. Hope this helps and stay tuned for more. (^Ì®^)

    1. +Ranjitha Susheelendra yes, all purpose flour (but not pastry flour). You can also use atta or chapati flour.

  8. Hello, I just want to say that I make this recipe once a week with chickpea curry for my family, it’s perfect!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

    1. +Nakiah Alam – Glad to hear that it turned out great Nakiah and thank you for letting us know. ❤

    1. Tks. boiling water works the same to make wholewheat roti? or do i have necessry make half /half? Tks.

    2. +Geraldine de Pedro Yes you can make it with wholewheat flour. I like to mix half wholewheat and half white sometimes as full wholewheat tend to be a little dry. But in any case, you may need to increase the amount of water by one to two tablespoons depending on the flour. See how the dough feels, it should be soft but not sticky.

    1. +Diomerys Ramirez chapati has just ONE layer, which is made by rolling the circular dough and hence in a circular shape and OIL FREE, where as paratha is multiple layered and rectangle in shape and is OILY. Here, she made OIL FREE version of paratha to make it healthy.

  9. I’m making this now. Its coming out wonderfully and I’m almost done. Excellent way to spend a Sunday. Thank you

    1. +new211 – Very happy to hear this. I hope it was tasty too? (✿◠‿◠)

    1. Do let us know how it turns out and thank you for commenting. ლ(╹◡╹ლ) ✿

  10. You have the most amazing and artistic cooking videos ever. The overall effect is very soothing. Can’t wait to try your recipes!

    1. +Veganlovlie | Vegan Fusion-Mauritian Cooking hello very proud of what you are doing.you are amazing.i am a Mauritian too.can i suggest some recipes please please?

    2. Awwww! Thank you for your lovely comment. This is very motivating. We really enjoy making these recipe videos and put a lot of love into it. ❤

  11. hi ter …………..hw r u…………i tried ur roti recipe .n came out well…………still waiting for ur okra recipe…………..

    1. Thank you for the feedback. We’re so glad that the roti turned out great. We’ve got quite a few other recipes before the Okra. It will be coming up soon. Stay tuned ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

    1. I am using a non-stick pan here. Nowadays I also use a cast iron pan that is well-seasoned. If you are using a pan that is not non-stick, you can lightly brush it with a thin coating of oil in between every other roti. It should not stick or burn. Hope this helps.

    1. This oil-free version will be a bit dry the next day. These rotis are best eaten on the same day or else they can be frozen as soon as they have cooled while still soft.

  12. Hi, i love the your channel so much i don’t go a day without checking your delicious recipes they are so yummy, so when it come to making Roti’s can you use spelt flour?

    1. Ok thank you very much, keep up with good work, Big up to Healthy choice of food you bringing
      , you changing lives, food plays big role in our health.

    2. Yes you can use spelt flour to make rotis. It works great. You may need to adjust the water to a little bit less if using spelt flour. It depends on the type of flour or brand.

  13. Thanks for the great video! I tried it and it turned out great, however, I think next time I’ll make 4 from the quantity specified in this video as my farata turned out too thin.
    Also, should salt be added to the dough? I found it pretty bland when eaten by itself with no filling.

  14. Tinuja, hoped I have your name right.
    Very cool video. We’ll be cooking all 3 videos. Then typically, we will try it again two more times to get a feel for the dishes.

    Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with everyone.

  15. Me encantan tus videos !!!!!! Te agradezco el que hagas todo pasó a paso no hablo el idioma y el seguir tus indicaciones así me es muy fácil te felicito por tú sencillez te mando un abrazo 🤗

  16. I tried this for dinner tonight and it was a success! swelling up and all…thank you! I recently discovered your channel while searching out new ideas for sweet potatoes. I’m no vegetarian but I’ll certainly be trying more of your dishes.

  17. Veganlovlie Flatbread Recipes: A few weeks ago, we received a few requests for different recipes and one of them came from stolzie who wanted the recipes for the different fillings that are served with the traditional Mauritian roti. ✿ FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE ▶

    The fillings may vary from seller to seller but the two most common ones are the white bean curry and a plain rougaille sauce. And then we are also going to feature a coriander (cilantro) chutney. This is a series of 3 videos. In the first part, I am sharing the roti/farata recipe (oil-free version).
    Stay tuned for the other videos.

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