by soffiagudrun


I make Roti all the time now, super simple…just luke warm water, flour and salt.

One of my favorite food is Durum (Kebab, Gyros, Shawarma, Pita). I went on a 2 week cruise around the Black Sea. There you get such a good kebab type of food. Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, and even in Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine they have quite a bit of kebabish street food.

In Alexandria in Egypt they had some kind of Falafel in a hot dog bun with yougurtish dressing. It was delicious.

I remind you to take a look at the cutie pie Manjula, you find the link below. She shows you very well how to make Roti. And I find the Roti go so well with the kebab-pita type of food.

While I was making the Roti I had a glass of Carmen, Merlot 2006 from Chile. Really good wine.


My Durum

  • Roti
  • A kind of Raita
  • Chile oil
  • The filling

ROTI: Here is the recipe and here is the video

A kind of Raita

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • MALDON salt (by taste)
  • 1 ts paprika (spice)
  • 1 ts Kebab spice. Or Indian Masala, garam masala or any kebab spice you can find
  • Little tiny tiny bit of garlic clove. (Not too much)
  • 2 tbs veggie oil or olive oil. ( Not EVOO)

Chile Oil

  • 3 fresh red chiles, taste to make sure it has a bite
  • 2-3 cups Canola, Veggie or Olive Oil (Not the EVOO)
  • Little bit of salt

Put everything in an oven proved tray in a hot oven (240°) for about 20-30 minutes. Take it out and cool it down. Put the oil in a serving bowl, discard the chiles. If you want to you can keep the chiles in the jar too. Depends on how strong you want it to be.

TIP: The reason I don´t use Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( or EVOO like our friend Rachel Ray calls it) is because I find it to dominating in taste with this recipe and since it´s a lot more expensive and the chile taste will be what we are going for any other oil is good.


You can use what ever you like, but this is what I used and think is a must

  • Iceberg salad
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • The rocking red onion, sliced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Falafel

It´s also good to add a chicken or lamb that´s been marinated in an Turkish or Indian type of spices. Falafel is delicious and feta cheese as well.

The way I measure things is just in dashes or bits or circa, most of the time you can just add ingredients by your taste.

This is a fun food if you are having people over. Put all ingredients on the table where every one can fill their own durum.