Rote Afghani Recipe

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  • 5 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 (8 oz) package quick-rising yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp yogurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (Fahrenheit) or 218 Celsius.
  2. To one bowl: Mix flour with baking powder Add quick rise yeast and Add cardamom and mix very well.
  3. In a small saucepan, gently warm Do not burn the oil, only make it warm, and add the oil to the flour mixture.
  4. Heat warm water and gradually add, while stirring to the mixture.
  5. Incorporate all the ingredients very well, and then addegg yolk and yogurt.
  6. Knead the dough until it is soft for 3-5 minutes and then place it in a bowl, covered, to rest for 10 minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes, roll out 2 rounds that are about 3/4 inches thick. I find it is best to roll these out in an oven proof pan that is pre-greased with a non-stick cooking spray. Do not be afraid to use clean hands to help shape the rote.
  8. Also make sure to measure the oil and the water correctly otherwise your rote will be dry and crumbly.
  9. Once in the pan, prick all over the dough with with a fork and sprinkle a handful of sia dona and sesame seeds if you like them.
  10. Place the baking pans on a slightly greased baking tray side by side and bake for about 12-15 minutes (depending on the strength of your oven) until the rote has risen slightly and is golden brown.
  11. When the baking is finished, wrap completely in a clean kitchen cloth or a plastic bag to stop the rote from drying out too much.
  12. The rote is best eaten with tea, and will become harder and dryer depending on storage conditions. Since this is made with no preservatives, it should be eaten in 3-5 days.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 904.67 Kcal (3788 kJ)
Calories from fat 371.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.23g 63%
Cholesterol 20.71mg 7%
Sodium 2200.01mg 92%
Potassium 330.49mg 7%
Total Carbs 122.62g 41%
Sugars 22.15g 89%
Dietary Fiber 11.3g 45%
Protein 14.33g 29%
Iron 6.5mg 36%
Calcium 352.6mg 35%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 388.78 Kcal (1628 kJ)
Calories from fat 159.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.72g 63%
Cholesterol 8.9mg 7%
Sodium 945.44mg 92%
Potassium 142.03mg 7%
Total Carbs 52.7g 41%
Sugars 9.52g 89%
Dietary Fiber 4.86g 45%
Protein 6.16g 29%
Iron 2.8mg 36%
Calcium 151.5mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.7
  • 24

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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