List of Indian breads

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This is a list of Indian breads. Indian breads are a wide variety of flatbreads and crêpes which are an integral part of Indian cuisine. Their variation reflects the diversity of Indian culture, food habits and geography. The staple and most simple Indian bread is the Roti. Most Indian breads are flatbreads that are made from wheat flours such as Atta flour and Maida flour except in the south where Rice Flour is used since rice is the staple food there.

Indian breads[edit]

Puran Poli is a traditional type of sweet flatbread
Luchi is a deep fried flatbread
Parotta is a layered flatbread
A stack of pathiripancakes prepared with rice flour
Pesarattu is prepared with batter of green gram (moong dal)
    • Rumali Roti
    • Rotlo (Bajra roti), a Gujarati staple bread made of millet flour[5]
  • Sheermalsaffron-flavored flatbread
  • Taftan – leavened bread from Uttar Pradesh
  • Tandoori Roti – baked in a clay oven called a tandoor. Thicker than a normal Roti.
  • Thalipeeth – savoury multi-grain pancake popular in Western India
  • Utthapam – dosa-like dish made by cooking ingredients in a batter
  • Sanna – spongy rice cake available at Goa, made from fermented or unfermented Rice batter with or without sweeteners
  • Kori Rotti – crisp dry wafers (about 1mm thick) made from boiled rice and served along with spicy Chicken curry. Usually available in A4 size packs and very popular bread in Coastal Karnataka.
  • Litti - Litti, along with chokha, is a complete meal originated from the Indian subcontinent; and popular in Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of Uttar Pradesh as well as Nepalese state of Madhesh. It is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with Sattu (roasted chickpea flour) mixed with herbs and spices and then roasted over coal or cow dung cakes or wood then it is tossed with lots of ghee. Although very often confused with the closely related Baati, it is a completely different dish in terms of taste, texture and preparation. It may be eaten with yogurt, baigan bharta, alu bharta, and papad.
  • Poli[disambiguation needed]
  • Bhturu - Bhturu is famous in Himachli cuisine. It is prepared from soft kneaded fermented dough. It is almost like soft bread from inside and crisp outside. It is served with local delicacies of Himachli Dham like Madra, Dal and Khatta etc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rajasthani CookbookBy Tarla Dala. p 102.
  2. ^ "Of Bread". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Why this Kolaveri against Kerala porotta?".
  4. ^ Marks, Gil (2010). Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. John Wiley and sons.
  5. ^ "Gluten-Free Millet Flat Bread (Bajri no Rotlo) - Indiaphile". 12 December 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2018.