Indian Bread Recipes

Indian Fry Breads and Flat Breads

Roti is a general name used for Indian Bread. But the other words used in Indian languages, chapati, phulka, bhakari, paratha, poori, poli, naan, kulcha are also different varieties breads.

Each name refers to a different kind. Poli is sweet, chapati and paratha is made with whole wheat flour, naan is a north Indian roti made with plain flour, poori and bhatura are deep fried etc.

A variety of grains is used to make different kinds of rotis. Whole wheat flour is used more commonly which is healthier because of the fiber content in it. Jowar flour, rice flour , maize flour, millet flour are used to make 'Bhakari' in different regions.

These flours are used individually or a mixture of these flours is used. The mixing of flours adds to the taste, color, texture of that particular roti.

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The everyday roti is generally chapati or Phulka. If you are watching your fat intake, phulka will be better for you.

Deliciously deep fried Poori is made and should be consumed occasionally. It can be a part of any meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. It is also good to take when you go for a picnic.

You will find here recipes for a variety of Plain poori, Spinach poori, Spicy Masala Poori

Plain Poori goes well with Potato subji or with sagu. You can also have Poori with any curry or chutney or pickle.

Bhatura is another fry bread that is a popular Punjabi dish. It is eaten with channa masala.

Indian Bread Recipes

Poori - Puri

Poori is Indian fry bread, popular all over India. It is made with whole wheat flour or with plain flour/maida.

Aloo paratha - Potato flat bread

Aloo paratha - Alu - Potato bread

Potato stuffed whole wheat flour flat bread, a north Indian recipe.

Methi paratha - Fenugreek leaves flat breadMethi paratha - Fenugreek leaves flat bread

Methi paratha

- Indian Flat Bread with fenugreek leaves and whole wheat flour.

Chapati - Chapatti - Chapathi- Indian flat breadChapati - Chapatti - Chapathi- Indian flat bread

Chapati - chapathi

 - Indian Flat Bread - made with whole wheat flour.


Phulka - Pulka - Fulka

This Indian no fat / low fat bread is made with Whole wheat flour. Served hot for lunch or dinner.

Naan Roti

Punjabi roti with maida (plain flour). North Indian flat bread cooked generally in a tandoor oven, a clay oven.


A variety of North Indian Fry Bread served with Chole - Chana Masala (chickpea curry)

Methi Aloo Paratha - Fenugreek leaves, potato and whole wheat flat bread

Palak Poori - Spinach poori - Indian spinach fried bread

Masala poori - Spicy Fry Bread

Paratha - North Indian Rich Flat Bread

Palak Paratha - Spinach leaves and Whole wheat flour flat bread.

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Whole wheat flour Recipes

Paratha Recipes

Accompaniments of Indian breads

Curry recipes

Vegetable side dish recipes

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