Delicious Authentic Nepali Sel Roti (Nepalese traditional bread) | Recipe

Total Time: 45 minutes
Serving size: 20 servings (pieces)

Sel roti is a traditional Nepali bread made from rice flour and shaped into doughnuts. It's an essential item in any traditional Nepalese menu and often served during festivals and special occasions. This recipe offers a classic version of this popular dish that can be easily prepared at home with ingredients you probably have on hand. The result is a delicious treat perfect for snacking or as part of a meal. Enjoy!
Lb00109 Sel Roti

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- 2.5 pounds (1 kg) of rice, washed and soaked overnight- ½ liter (500 ml) water or milk- 2 cups (500 ml) ghee- 2 cups (500 ml) sugar- 1 liter cooking oil- 1 cup wheat flour (optional)- ½ teaspoon baking soda (optional)- Cardamom and cashews, to taste (optional)


1. Drain any excess water from the soaked rice and mix it with ghee and sugar until a fine paste forms.2. Cover the mixture and leave it at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours to allow all ingredients to melt and mix.3. Heat a pan with the cooking oil, ensuring it is deep enough to float Sel roti in.4. When the oil is hot, pour the batter into it as a continuous ring until it turns brown/golden on both sides.5. Once the Sel roti has cooked through, remove it from the pan and place on a plate for serving.
This traditional Nepali dish is easy to prepare and makes for a delicious snack or part of a meal! With just a few basic ingredients and simple steps, you can quickly whip up this classic treat at home and enjoy its delightful flavor!


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