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 There Is A Roti for Each Day of the Year, and More..

  Last Updated : Jan 29,2019

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Top 10 Indian Rotis

best Indian rotis. top 10 Indian breads. Many Indians cannot imagine a day without rotis. It is like how important bread is to the French people. While Roti is essentially a part of the North Indian diet, it is now increasingly finding a place in South Indian meals too because it is sumptuous and tasty. It is a common sight to find many South Indians also carrying chapatis in their tiffin dabba because it is handy and tasty.

Part of the reason for the popularity of rotis is their versatility. While plain Chapatis or Whole Wheat chapatis are everyday fare, you can also make mouth-watering variants like Coriander Roti and Mooli Makai ki Roti. Roti can be made with varied flours, and with numerous ingredients like coriander, greens, cooked dals, mouth-watering veggies and spice powders added to the dough. Such interesting twists often make the Roti self-sufficient in taste and texture, which means they can be enjoyed with just a cup of Curd or a Mango pickle, without requiring any elaborate accompaniments. Of course, for a complete experience, rotis must be served with subzi and dal, which would make the meal tastier and more balanced too.

Rotis made with healthy flours

Rotis made with wholesome flours like wheat flour, jowar flour, oats, ragi flour or other nutritious multi-grain flours have an earthy taste and rustic texture, which make them a completely different experience when compared to regular rotis. Regional specialties like the Bajra Roti or Khoba Roti of Rajasthan, Makai ki Roti of Punjab or the Sindhi Koki give us an idea about the vegetation of that area, and the community’s cuisine.

Rotis from different parts of India

When making a regional specialty, you can make the experience more authentic by also choosing the right subzi and dal to serve with it. Bajra Roti can accompany virtually any vegetable or Kadhi. Rajasthanis love to have the Bajra Roti with Lehsun ki Chutney and onions. Some rotis like the Coriander Roti can just be enjoyed with Curd or Mixed Veggie Raita. The Sindhi Koki too just needs a cup of plain Curd and a pickle like the Aam aur Chane ka Achaar, while the Makai ki Roti will go well with Sarson ka Saag and Aam ka Achaar. You can recreate a Rajasthani haveli dining experience by serving the Khoba Roti smeared with ghee, with Aloo aur Kaddu ki Subzi and Mangodi ki Dal.

Some rotis like the Potato Roti, Palak Paneer Roti and Phudine ki Roti are so tasty that they can be had like a snack! You can even take them along on a journey with some pickles and a flask full of Tea!

Healthy Veg Rotis

You can give your rotis a healthy twist not just by using wholesome flours but also by throwing in some well-balanced ingredients to top up on all required nutrients. Add some paneer and you get calcium and protein; add some greens and you get iron, folic acid to build your haemoglobin levels, or add veggies like carrots, green peas and cabbage too boost antioxidants and fibre. Garlic Roti, for example, ups your iron and fibre.

When it comes to rotis, you are actually spoilt for choice. There are innumerable recipes from the different regions of India, and on top of that you can make your own innovative changes to create your own fascinating rotis. However, here we present you with our pick of top 10 rotis. We are sure you will relish each of these gems from Indian cuisine.

top 10 indian rotis

 by Tarla Dalal
bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | with amazing 16 photos Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. We have made this simple recipe of Bajra roti by kneading bajra flour with little whole wheat flour together with little salt. Whole wheat flour makes rolling and binding bajre ki roti easier. Knead the dough with warm water as the dough become pliable and easy to knead and roll. This helps in getting pearl millet roti a soft texture. The Rajasthani bajra roti are thickly rolled, cooked on a tava and then roast over open flame till brown spots appear. Traditionally white butter also known as makhan is smeared on it or if that is not available you can use ghee. Bajra Roti is a traditional Indian flatbread made with bajra or black pearl millet flour making it extremely nutritious. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet. If you are looking for a gluten free option you can replace the whole wheat flour and only knead bajra flour alone to make bajre ki roti . I remember, my grandmother would roll the roti using her palm and cook it on a earthen clay tava on a chulha, which would give bajra roti a smoky flavor. I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect Rajasthani bajra roti. 1. To make Bajre ki roti, take a portion of the dough and shape into a round ball. The dough ball should be smooth without any cracks. If required, you can apply some water on your palms and then shape. 2. Serve the Bajra roti immediately smeared with white butter or ghee. If it cools down, it will feel very hard and dry. Bajra roti, lahsun ki chutney and onions is a combo!! Although absolutely simple to make, these rotis are delicious! Enjoy how to make bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Generally, coriander adds value to any dish in which it is used. Here, it steals the show! the use of minimal spices speaks of coriander’s innate aroma and flavour. Coriander rotis are quick and easy to make, and utilise common ingredients that are always available in our kitchens, making it a typical everyday fare.
 by Tarla Dalal
Whether a simple unleavened Chapati or a spongy leavened bread, garlic is always a great value-add. Here, we have made a delicious roti of multiple flours like wheat, jowar and bajra, fortified with oats, and flavoured with fresh green garlic and spice powders. The green garlic gives the Garlic Roti a really tantalizing aroma and flavour, while the use of multiple flours gives you loads of iron and fibre, which help maintain your haemoglobin levels and to reduce your weight after Pregnancy . Cook these Rotis on a non-stick Tava to minimize the usage of oil and further reduce the calorie count.
 by Tarla Dalal
This Indian bread truly unravels the mystery of the vast desert expanse. The word 'khoba' means indentation or cavity and that is how these rotis are prepared. They are best cooked in a gas tandoor but an ordinary Tava (griddle) over gas will give you equally good results, if cooked over a slow flame. Serve this roti hot, smeared with ghee with Aloo Aur Kaddu ki Subzi and Mangodi ki Dal .
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional bread from the imperial Mughal times, this recipe features a plain flour roti aesthetically flavoured with aniseeds powder. Follow the kneading and leavening procedure exactly as mentioned to get the best texture. You can enhance the flavour and aroma of the Moghlai Roti by crushing the aniseeds with a mortar and pestle instead of powdering it in a mixer-grinder.
 by Tarla Dalal
Made with a small assortment of ingredients commonly stocked in Rajasthani households, the Mooli Makai ki Roti is not only unbelievably tasty but also perfectly satiating. While traditionally these rotis are flattened by hand on the tava itself, here we have offered an easier way out, which anybody can follow. Just remember to serve these delicious rotis fresh off the tava, with a cupful of steaming hot dal or subzi.
 by Tarla Dalal
whole wheat potato rotis | Indian whole wheat potato roti | aloo roti | potato roti made with whole wheat flour | with 17 amazing images Potato roti is made with potatoes, whole whet flour, coriander, spices and ghee tossed into the dough. Use 2 tablespoons water and knead into a soft aloo roti dough. The potato roti made with whole wheat is then cooked on a non stick tawa or griddle till golden brown in colour. potato rotis are the perfect potato rotis are the perfect Indian breakfast recipe. We have our whole wheat potato rotis with some homemade curds and a glass of chaas. For lunch or dinner, Indian potato roti is a perfect replacement for roti. In fact, whole wheat potato rotis can be potato rotis can be one meal dinner had with curd and loads of sliced onions. You can also give this to your kids tiffin box or can also be served as evening tea snack. Our whole wheat potato roti recipe is not to be confused with punjabi aloo paratha where the aloo stuffing is put in the centre of the dough and cooked. It can be made quickly as compared to Punjabi aloo paratha as the whole wheat potato roti doesn’t have a stuffing, everything is mixed together to form a dough. In whole wheat potato roti we have put the boiled potatoes into the dough and it's the same way Gujarati theplas are made. The addition of boiled and grated potatoes makes these rotis so soft that they literally melt in your mouth! Plus, whole wheat potato rotis is also a smart way to clear your stock of potatoes, because this recipe turns out best with old potatoes. Enjoy whole wheat potato rotis | Indian whole wheat potato roti | aloo roti | potato roti made with whole wheat flour with detailed step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi koki recipe | healthy Sindhi roti | traditional Sindhi koki | koki for breakfast | with 22 amazing images. Sindhi koki recipe is a fabulous roti prepared with a dough of whole wheat flour perked up with a large array of flavour enhancers like onions and coriander to cumin seeds and pomegranate seeds. To make traditional Sindhi koki, combine the whole wheat flour, onions, coriander, green chillies, jeera, anardana, ghee and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a stiff dough using enough water. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 175 mm. (7") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling and prick it using a fork. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with ghee and cook each circle, on a slow flame, using ghee, till it turns golden brown in colour and crisp from both the sides. Serve the Sindhi koki hot. While onions and other ingredients add flavour and crunch to the Sindhi koki, the seeds do a great job in raising the flavour to a much higher plane! Let's see why we say this is a healthy Sindhi koki. The main ingredient of the roti is whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. Raw onions used are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. If your diabetic, weight loss or have a heart issue, cut the quantity of the ghee used in the recipe as it has a high healthy fat level. If you need to travel on a long journey, we have modified the traditional Sindhi koki recipe to enable the roti to last longer from a weeek to 15 days. See our recipe of Sindi koki for travelling. Traditionally, Sindhi Koki is had for breakfast with curds and Aam aur Chane ka Achaar. Enjoy Sindhi koki recipe | healthy Sindhi roti | traditional Sindhi koki | koki for breakfast | with detailed step by step photos below.
makki ki roti recipe | Punjabi makki di roti | makki ki roti on tawa | healthy makki ki roti | 14 amazing images. makki ki roti are popular cornmeal flatbreads (rotis ) from the land of Punjab. Makki ki roti is also called as makki di roti as corn is grown to a large extent all over Northern India and thrives particularly well in Punjab. Using corn flour or makai ka atta to make Punjabi makki di roti is a very different from the classic Indian whole wheat roti. Usually Makai ki roti is traditionally prepared in tandoor so that it gets the smoky flavor, but you can easily prepare it on tawa. makki ki roti on tawa is easy and quick to make and is also pretty healthy. All you need to do to prepare makki ki roti is knead stiff dough by combing maize flour, salt and warm water. Keep aside for sometime and divide. Further, roll into small circles cook on tava from both the sides and puff up on the flame. Cornmeal flatbread is bit heavy on tummy so you can add ajwain if you wish to. Warm water is added to the dough and thus the rotis are pliable and easy to roll. Novice cooks can add whole wheat flour to make the rolling procedure easier. See why we think this is a healthy makki ki roti. Maize flour is a carbohydrate rich and energy rich flour loaded with fibre. Cornmeal prevents your blood sugar from shooting up and loaded with Zinc which is necessary for the formation of insulin. Serve hot Makai ki Roti topped with a dollop of homemade ghee or homemade white butter. Eat Punjabi makki di roti with Sarson ka Saag, and jaggery to have one of Punjab's traditional and classic combinations. Don't forget the essential Punjabi Aam ka Achaar. Enjoy makki ki roti recipe | Punjabi makki di roti | makki ki roti on tawa | healthy makki ki roti | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Mint is a magic ingredient, which adds zing to any preparation, however simple. Here, in these Phudine ki Roti, a simple process of dry roasting and crushing the leaves boosts the aroma of mint extraordinarily, adding a flavourful punch to the whole wheat flour rotis.
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There Is A Roti for Each Day of the Year, and More..
 on 18 Mar 17 04:42 PM

Loved the collection of Top 10 Indian Rotis tastes great. Also a must try is the Potato Roti, Bajra Roti, Phudine ki Roti with Aachaar and Curd.
There Is A Roti for Each Day of the Year, and More..
 on 06 Jan 17 03:52 PM

Love the collection of Rotis you have given and the presentation is very good. Frequently make Makai Ki Roti and Sindhi Koki from this lot.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for your feedback.
06 Jan 17 03:54 PM