I have been making Sada Roti (very similar to flat bread) basically every day of the week and am totally enjoying it and thought I would do a comparison on why I prefer to make Sada Roti instead of Bread. Note: Sada Roti is traditionally made on a tawa.
- Sada Roti is very easy to make – with approximately 10 minutes I can have one Sada roti prepared and waiting for when my husband comes out to have his breakfast
- Butter is not required in the Sada roti recipe and I really love that. When I first started making Sada Roti on a regular basis, I would add butter because on my first two attempts, I almost choked eating the Sada roti as it was a bit rubbery. Then I got this awesome yet simple recipe and I have been using to make my Sada Roti ever since.
- I pay approximately $3.00 for a tin of baking powder and this lasts me for months. I use the brand Clabber Girl Double Action Baking Powder – size 1lb 6 oz (624g). I am currently using a can for about two months and there is still a lot baking powder in the can to be used up. When making bread, yeast is used instead of baking powder. I use Fleischmanns Active Dry Yeast that is sold in packets of three and sold for approximately $3.25 in my area.
- The length of time it takes to make Sada roti is so much less time and making bread. My routine for making Sada roti is to make a dough with 3 cups of flour, 1 table spoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Making the dough takes about 7 minutes. Next I separate the dough into three pieces. Sometimes I will cook one right away and put the other two pieces in the refrigerator. When it comes to making bread, it takes about 2 hours from start to finish. Time is taken up for the bread dough to rise after it is kneaded and then when it is rolled out and placed in baking pans, I will allow the dough to rise and completely full the baking pans. Then to bake the bread, that takes another 45 minutes. So you see baking bread is a lengthy process!
- I notice that I can eat a quarter of the Sada roti and be satisfied. When I am eating my home made bread, I find that I eat much more than I really want. Seems like the Sada Roti fills you faster with a smaller amount! Awesome!!!