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Mealie Meal Roti

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Mealie Meal Roti


  • 1 cup mealie meal
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • Flour


  1. Method

    • Place a pot on the stove top on a medium heat setting.
    • Stir in the water and salt.
    • Add in the mealie flour.
    • Allow the mixture to boil.
    • Do not stir the mixture.
    • The water will absorb the flour.
    • Once the water has completely absorbed stir the mixture and remove it from the stove top.
    • Mix the mixture with a spoon immediately, do not allow it to cool.
    • Additional water can be used to pat the surface of the dough. Do not pour the water.
    • Add flour to the mixture and knead well.
    • Do not add too much of flour  as an excessive amount of flour can cause the dough to become sticky.
    • Break off  golf ball sized portions of the dough.
    • Roll each dough portion into flat disc’s.
    • Place the dough disc’s on a hot griddle or tava.
    • Toast each side smearing a little butter or margarine until golden brown. Serve hot with curries or chutneys.

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