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Roti-maker

Guys,

I've been salivating over the promotional videos released by Rotimatic but not so much as the long wait time until they become available, the huge amount of counter space they take up, and last but definitely not least the USD1,000 price tag (!)

Do any of you know where a lower-tech electrical roti maker can be found here, and any recommendations from seasoned users?

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I never knew such a machine existed nor ever tried makimg roti at home but now I have seen the videos... and I am salivating too!!!
Time to save up!
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I saw it before and I think it was even on EF.

I'd love that but wondering how the cleaning would be done puts me off a bit.
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Re: Roti-maker

There is more than enough variety of breads available in the supermarkets - apart from local bakers. Develop a taste for one such.

If you are still keen on rotis once in a while, make them the old fashioned way - including leaving the dough for some time.
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There is more than enough variety of breads available in the supermarkets - apart from local bakers. Develop a taste for one such.

If you are still keen on rotis once in a while, make them the old fashioned way - including leaving the dough for some time.
I've had private lessons from an Indian guy who made them "left handed". I still didn't manage to get them right
(There is some deep conflict between any type of dough and me though).
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Guys,

I've been salivating over the promotional videos released by Rotimatic but not so much as the long wait time until they become available, the huge amount of counter space they take up, and last but definitely not least the USD1,000 price tag (!)

Do any of you know where a lower-tech electrical roti maker can be found here, and any recommendations from seasoned users?

Thanks!


All you need is a tava and make the atta and just cook fresh rotis!!!! Messy at first but once u learn the hang of it- Ull much prefer freshly cooked rotis!! Good luck!
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I've had private lessons from an Indian guy who made them "left handed". I still didn't manage to get them right
(There is some deep conflict between any type of dough and me though).
I AM an Indian guy, and still cant get it right after trying for nearly 5 years!! In the end, i feel it's not worth the hassle....

BTW, very comprehensive instructions here
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Re: Roti-maker

Update: I managed to get a friend to bring one from India.

I've bought the grocery store instant fixes which are... ok, at a stretch. I've made chappatis and rotis by hand for years, which are good, but time consuming. Particularly if I try and get them round- mine tend to be squareish for some reason, not sure why!

The roti maker looks like an effective and efficient way of getting home-tasting rotis more frequently. Anyway- it gets delivered next weekend, and I'll play with it and post an update!

(BTW: grocery store instant fixes refers to flatbread substitutes which tend to taste... stale)
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I saw it before and I think it was even on EF.

I'd love that but wondering how the cleaning would be done puts me off a bit.
A friend of mine owns a Rotimatic and apparently cleaning isn't difficult at all. Pretty much everything pops out and can be put in the dishwasher and there are a couple of spots which you use a brush to sweep out.

The price is still insane though.
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Re: Roti-maker

Or, you could just make life easy and buy the Old El Paso whole wheat tortillas. 5.80 for 6.


Fajitas and Rotis look exactly the same, taste exactly the same, and are exactly the same, and dont give me all the nonsense about how they are two completely different things. They really arent. They are both unleavened flatbread, cooked the same way.


And rather then spending 1000$ on a vanity tool that you will use infrequently, you can save yourself the time, bother and hassle of making 1034 rotis.
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... Fajitas and Rotis look exactly the same, taste exactly the same, and are exactly the same, and dont give me all the nonsense about how they are two completely different things. They really arent. They are both unleavened flatbread, cooked the same way....
Rotis are made from WHOLE wheat flour - Aatta.

Do vinegar and wine taste the same to you?
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Or, you could just make life easy and buy the Old El Paso whole wheat tortillas. 5.80 for 6.


Fajitas and Rotis look exactly the same, taste exactly the same, and are exactly the same, and dont give me all the nonsense about how they are two completely different things. They really arent. They are both unleavened flatbread, cooked the same way.


And rather then spending 1000$ on a vanity tool that you will use infrequently, you can save yourself the time, bother and hassle of making 1034 rotis.
Never read such rubbish in my entire life
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Or, you could just make life easy and buy the Old El Paso whole wheat tortillas. 5.80 for 6.


Fajitas and Rotis look exactly the same, taste exactly the same, and are exactly the same, and dont give me all the nonsense about how they are two completely different things. They really arent. They are both unleavened flatbread, cooked the same way.


And rather then spending 1000$ on a vanity tool that you will use infrequently, you can save yourself the time, bother and hassle of making 1034 rotis.

Save the hassle of spending and selecting the right equipment- use your hands!!! nowt quite like it!!!
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Rotis are made from WHOLE wheat flour - Aatta.

Do vinegar and wine taste the same to you?
Christ on a bike.


Believe it or not, WHOLE WHEAT tortillas are also made with WHOLE WHEAT flour.
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Never read such rubbish in my entire life
I have.


When i read your post.
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whole wheat fajitas and rotis look exactly the same, taste exactly the same, and are exactly the same, and dont give me all the nonsense about how they are two completely different things. They really arent. They are both unleavened flatbread, cooked the same way.
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To be honest, i didnt realise anyone reading wouldnt know i was talking about the whole wheat tortillas, since i mentioned them in the preceeding sentence...
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Or, you could just make life easy and buy the Old El Paso whole wheat tortillas. 5.80 for 6.
I think you're in the wrong thread. This one is for people who like real food.
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I have.


When i read your post.
Got me there
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I think you're in the wrong thread. This one is for people who like real food.


Sorry, i didnt realise mexican food is, as you say, not real food.


Someone should let the mexicans know their food is rubbish and not 'real'.


I can only wonder why people find it so difficult to believe that two different parts of the world, using the same ingredients and cooking process, could come up with the same dish but give it 2 different names.


And when this pointed out, those same people feel it is necassary to denigrate one as being somehow less 'real' than the other.
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