Daal Palak Ka Paratha - Lentil and Spinach Bread
This wholesome Indian bread packs a solid nutritional punch and is so very tasty! I love eating it on its own but it also tastes fabulous with a curry! Try it....
Besan Ki Roti - Bengal Gram Four Flatbread
Besan Ki Roti is a great accompaniment to most Indian dishes. Learn how to make them with my step-by-step recipe.
Methi Ki Poori - Fried Indian Fenugreek Bread
Crispy, golden Pooris with an unusual, healthy touch - Methi! This bread goes really well with any dish - vegetarian or otherwise - and your favorite pickle. The perfect Methi Ki Poori is pale golden in color and puffed up almost like a ball!
Khakra - Crispy Flatbread from Gujarat
Khakra is a terrific tea time snack! This crispy, crunchy flatbread is from Gujarat in western India. It is very versatile and can be eaten as chips with a dip, topped with stuff and eaten as Chaat (generic name for tangy, hot, sweet street food in India) or just teamed with a steaming cup of Masala Chai! It's also really simple to make!
Methi Na Thepla - Fenugreek Flatbread from Gujarat
This simple yet delicious bread from Gujarat is a terrific way to get your kids to eat their greens. If you can't get hold of fresh fenugreek leaves where you live, the recipe can still be done with other grated vegetables like zucchini, milk gourd (lauki/ doodhi), carrot and even garlic.
Paratha Recipes - Pan Fried Flatbread Recipes
A Paratha is an unleavened, pan fried Indian flatbread. Once you know how to make the basic one (for which you will find a step-by-step photo guide below) you can fill it with any stuffing you like! You can even add ingredients to the dough while kneading o end up with some really tasty versions of the basic Paratha! Team Parathas (plain or stuffed) with yogurt and pickle and you're in business!
Bajra Roti - Bajrey Ki Roti - Millet Flatbread
Millet is getting to be increasingly popular as it is gluten free. This tasty bread is Rajasthani in origin and goes well with almost any vegetarian or non-vegetarian dish. It is especially good with curries as it is perfect for 'mopping up' the gravy!
Kulcha - Pan Cooked Leavened Indian Flatbread
Kulchas are North Indian in origin and are often eaten with Chole (chickpea curry). They are however, like any other bread and can be eaten with pretty much anything you like. They taste really good with gravy-based dishes and you can use them to 'mop up'!
Ajwain Ka Paratha - Parathas Flavored with Carom Seed
I love these easy to make Parathas (pan fried flatbread) and often eat them with pickle and yogurt! Here is my recipe:
Bhatura - Bhaturey - Leavened Fried Indian Bread
Bhatura is the perfect companion for Chole, a very popular North Indian dish. Here's how you make it...
Top Indian Breads
There's a huge variety of different kinds of bread that is served with Indian food. Here are some of the most popular ones...
Poori (fried Indian flatbread)
Serve this crispy, golden bread with any dish - vegetarian or otherwise - and your favorite pickle.
Naan (leavened Indian flatbread)
Serve this delicious bread straight from the oven, with popular dishes like Tandoori Chicken or kebabs of different kinds. The dough for Naans needs to be made in advance so factor that into the preparation time.
Make a meal of this wholesome and tasty Mughlai-style stuffed bread. Serve it with your favorite chuntey.
How to Make Parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread)
There's nothing like a flaky, crispy Paratha to go with your favorite Indian dish. Learn how to make them with this step-by-step photo tutorial on making Chapatis.
How to Make Chapatis
Chapatis (Indian flatbread) are the perfect accompaniment to most Indian dishes. Learn how to make them with this step-by-step photo tutorial on making Chapatis.
Baida Roti (egg roll)
Roti (flatbread) is coated in egg and fried to make this tasty dish. Fill Baida Roti with anything you like!
Daal Poori (fried lentil bread)
Serve this crispy, golden bread made from any leftover Daal (lentil curry), with a vegetarian dish and your favorite pickle.
Daal Paratha (lentil paratha)
Made from any leftover Daal, this tasty bread is great with your favorite pickle.
Kheema Paratha (spicy minced meat paratha)
Made Masala Kheema (spicy minced meat) and got some left over? Make Kheema Parathas then. It's meat and bread all rolled into one!
Palak Paratha (spinach paratha)
This delicious and nutritious Indian bread tastes great with yoghurt and Aam Ka Achaar (mango pickle) or Andhra Tomato Pickle.
Paneer Paratha (cottage cheese paratha)
Use fresh crumbly Paneer for this to get a lovely creamy taste! Can't find Paneer in your local store? Make some at home!
Methi Paratha (fenugreek paratha)
Healthy and yummy all in one neat little package! What more can you ask for? Serve Methi Parathas with chilled yoghurt and a pickle of your choice.
Makki Ki Roti (pan-fried maize bread)
A traditional north Indian bread, Makki Ki Roti is served straight off the griddle topped with a dollop of fresh homemade butter!
Lachcha Paratha (layered Indian bread)
This style of paratha turns out crispy and with several layers. It is the perfect accompaniment for any thick-gravied dish.
Aaloo Paratha (potato paratha)
A hot favourite with North Indians, these are best eaten with chilled yoghurt and your favourite pickle or chutney. Want to be naughty? Aaloo parathas taste delicious with fresh, thick cream or a knob of unsalted, home-made butter!