Gol Roti — Reality or Myth

Zee's Book of Life
2 min readFeb 6, 2016


I have a confession to make.

I absolutely SUCK at making rotis.

I run away from making rotis as much as I can.

My daughter, throughout your life, you will hear that first step towards cooking is making perfect rotis. Or, start by making rotis if you really want to help around. Or, the roundness of rotis determine the height of success you will achieve in this world and hereafter.

Ok, the last part was made-up

But that doesn’t change the fact how much perfect rotis are emphasized in our culture.

Your poor grandma tried to teach me so hard, I was just not into it. Getting your inlaws accept it even more difficult. A threat that every mother uses.

But let me tell you this.

There is no such thing in this world as a perfect roti. Rotis are made to be eaten. Round or square who cares.

You will be amazed but I DO know how to make a round roti.

It’s not a rocket science.

my micro rolling pin — bought only to make pooris, something that I miss here

Following is my Four-step guide on how to make a roti to impress. And please don’t try to impress your dad. This guide is to impress only those who can be impressed by such superficial things.

1. Knead the dough. Made small balls

2. Lay them flat with rolling pin. Let your imagination go wild. Take them in whichever direction you want (imagination and dough both).

3. Now comes the important part. Take a quarter plate. Keep it upside down on the rolled dough. Push it enough so it cuts through the dough. And Voila. Your gol roti is ready.

4. Now toast it your normal way and impress the shallow people.

BUT do all that only if you HAVE TO. Don’t even listen to me if I tell you that you have to do something without giving an acceptable reason.

SO my little girl, good luck with your life’s first lesson online.



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