How to Make Sel Roti

Sel roti is a homemade circular-shaped bread prepared during [Tihar][1], a widely celebrated Hindu festival in Nepal. It is made of rice flour with adding customized flavors. A semi liquid rice flour dough is usually prepared by adding milk, water, sugar, butter, cardamam, clove and other flavors of personal choice. The ingredients are mixed well by stirring. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it is poured by hand on homemade shortening or oil in circular shape and cooked on low heat until it turns light brown on both sides. The smell of Sel Roti spreads all over the house and adds festive mood. The smell gets family members to run to the kitchen to have first bite of the festival. Sel Roti are cooked in bulk and can be stored on room temperature for a couple of days. Sel roti are often sent as special gifts to family members living away from home.

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