Mouthwatering healthy tandoori garlic roti

Tandoori Garlic Roti on Tawa/Griddle Recipe

Tandoori Roti is a very popular Indian flatbread recipe traditionally made in tandoor( a round clay oven). But since a tandoor is not always handy, this recipe uses a Iron tawa/griddle.

I tried a lot of different combinations to make these and finally decoded the perfect recipe for tandoori rotis restaurant style! Yay!

Try these with any kind of gravies or eat it all by itself, it will leave you for wanting more ! #yumyuminmytumtum

Picture recipe:

Preparing the roti dough
Rolling the rotis!
Tandoori garlic roti on Tawa/Griddle
Tandoori garlic roti in microwave


The Tandoori Garlic Roti recipe you’ve been looking for! Yum!


  • Baking :

- Wheat Flour — 2 cups
- Baking powder — 1 tsp
- Soda Bicarbonate — a pinch

  • Condiments:

- Granulated Sugar — 1tsp
- Salt — to taste
- Garlic powder — 1/2 tsp
- Onion seeds —2 tsp

  • Produce:

- Chopped coriander — 1/2 cup
- Chopped garlic —3 tsp

  • Liquids:

- Curd — 1/2 cup
- Oil — 2 tsp
- Ghee (Clarified butter) — 1 tsp
- Butter — as required
- Water —as required


A. Dough :

  1. Into the wheat flour, add granulated sugar, salt, garlic powder, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, curd and oil.
  2. Mix well until the mixture becomes flaky.
  3. Knead the dough by adding water as required.
  4. Cover the dough with a damp cloth for 30 mins. Later add the ghee and knead again.

B. Rolling the Rotis:

  1. Take a dough ball from the kneaded dough and roll it a bit.
  2. Add a mixture of chopped garlic, chopped coriander and onion seeds over it.
  3. Roll over the mixture a bit. Flip over the roti and roll it a bit more for the garlic to properly stick into the rolled roti.
  4. Brush water over the flipped roti.

C. Roti on Tawa :

  1. Place the water brushed side onto the tawa surface. Let the roti roast until you see the sides lifting up.
  2. Now turn the tawa over the flame and roast on the other side until you see brown spots.
  3. Now remove the roti from the tawa and apply butter.
  4. Serve immediately :)

D. Roti in microwave

  1. On a oil brushed baking tray, place the roti.
  2. Bake the roti in microwave at 200° C for 5–7 minutes or until you see brown spots all over.
  3. Serve immediately :)


  1. Replace the wheat flour with all purpose flour to make tandoori garlic naan! Yes you heard it right :)
  2. The onion seeds can be replaced with sesame seeds for a different flavour.
  3. In the mixture of garlic, coriander and onion seeds, you can also add finely chopped green chillies if you like it hot!
  4. Always use an Iron tawa for best results.