16 Roti Varieties from all over India

Collection of 16 roti varieties from all over India – Roti and rice are staple in India cuisine. While rice is largely consumed in south India, rotis form the staple food in north India. Roti is the generic name given to flat breads made from various flours. Generally even rotis made from whole wheat flour are called as rotis. The dough for a roti is usually unleavened.

roti recipes, roti varieties

There are many varieties of rotis which are made with various flours and millets in India. Each region has their own specialty. E.g. Makki di roti is made in Punjab, whereas jowar roti or bhakri or bajra roti is made in maharashtra and Gujarat. Akki roti and ragi roti is popular in Karnataka.

Most of the these roti recipes are healthy, nutritious and filling. in this post, I am sharing all roti varieties posted on the blog in once place. So that it is easier for you to search them. I will update this post as I add more roti recipes.

Collection of 16 roti varieties

1. Akki roti recipe – akki means rice and roti means flat bread. So basically these are flatbreads made with rice flour and mix veggies. akki roti is one of the staple breakfast in Karnataka. Akki roti can be served with coconut chutney.

akki rotti

2. Rumali roti recipe – roomali roti is one of the unleavened Indian breads that is made traditionally in the Awadhi, Mughlai and Hyderabadi cuisine. Rumali rotis are thin soft rotis and can be folded like a handkerchief. Hence the name rumali or roomali roti. The word ‘rumal’ means handkerchief in hindi language.

roomali roti recipe

3. Tandoori roti recipe – traditionally tandoori rotis are made in a tandoor (a pot shaped clay oven). At homes not all of us have tandoors. Yet without a tandoor we can make a really good tandoori rotis on stove top or tawa. In this post, I have shared a no oven and no tandoor method of making tandoori rotis on stove top. tandoori rotis go very well with rich curry dishes.

tandoori roti recipe

4. Missi roti recipe – flat breads made with whole wheat flour (atta), gram flour and spices. Missi roti is a North Indian speciality and is often made in various homes in the North Indian belt. I have also shared variation of missi roti made with fenugreek leaves – Methi missi roti recipe

missi roti recipe

5. Makki ki roti recipe – these are very popular Punjabi flatbreads. The combo of makki di roti with sarson ka saag topped with white butter is quite famous. Although saag goes well with parathas too, but nothing can beat makki di roti.

makki di roti recipe

6. Jowar roti recipe – jowar roti or jowar bhakri are flat breads made with sorghum flour. These rotis are also called as Jolada rotti in Karnataka. Sorghum is a healthy millet which is good in minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorous and iron. Being rich in antioxidants, its good for the heart too and is diabetic friendly. Jowar is also an excellent gluten free flour. The jowar rotis can be served with any veggie gravy dish.

jowar roti recipe

7. Roti or phulka recipe – simple, easy to prepare and everyday roti which is made in most Indian homes. Here the roti is made from whole wheat flour (atta). Phulka is a hindi word, which means to puff. These whole wheat flour rotis gets puffed up when cooked on fire or on tawa. They taste best when served hot.

roti recipe

8. Sabudana roti recipe – these sabudana rotis or thalipeeth is usually made for religious fasting or vrat. sabudana Recipes are often made for religious fasting days. You can serve the sabudana roti with any falahari chutney or raita.

sabudana thalipeeth recipe

9. Bajra roti recipe – these bajra roti or bajra bhakri are flat breads made from millet flour. They are very easy to make and make a good accompaniment to dal or any Indian vegetable based curry dish.

bajra roti recipe

10. Ragi roti recipe – one of the best and easiest way to use ragi is by making ragi chapatis or ragi rotis. These rustic and healthy ragi rotis are made with ragi aka finger millet flour and whole wheat flour.

ragi roti recipe

11. Thalipeeth recipe – thalipeeth is a spiced flat bread made from multigrain flour. Thalipeeth makes for a healthy, tasty and nutritious breakfast or snack.

thalipeeth recipe

12. Khasta roti recipe – The word ‘khasta’ means ‘flaky and crisp’. So the texture of these flatbreads are crisp and flaky. Its not that they are crisp like papads. The crispness in the rotis is accompanied by softness too. Also the flakiness is not like the flakiness in a kachori or samosa. But some flakiness is there. These khasta roti taste good when accompanied with a North Indian gravy dishes or with lentils based dishes.

khasta roti recipe

13. Dibba rotti – dibba rotti or minapa rotti is a popular snack from Andhra cuisine.  crusty, crispy from outside with soft texture from inside. Dibba rotti is made from urad dal batter and rice rava or idli rava. No fermentation is required to make dibba rotti.

dibba rotti

14. Kuttu ki roti recipe – gluten free flat breads made with buckwheat flour and mashed potatoes. These healthy flat breads are usually made during the Navratri fasting period in India.

vrat ka paratha recipe

15. Gur ki roti recipe – gur ki roti also known as jaggery roti or meethi roti is an easy to prepare tasty roti variety. Basically these are small and slightly thick flat breads made with jaggery and whole wheat flour (atta). gud ki roti is made in Punjabi homes.

jaggery roti recipe

16. Rajgira roti – healthy gluten free flat breads made with amaranth flour or rajgira flour. Usually rajgira rotis are made during fasting or vrat days.

rajgira paratha recipe

Similar popular flat bread recipes

14. Thepla recipe – methi thepla are delicious flat breads made from fresh fenugreek leaves, whole wheat flour and gram flour (besan). They can be munched any time of the day. methi thepla are light as well as healthy. A good snack for children who don’t like greens, especially fenugreek.

methi thepla recipe

15. Lauki thepla recipe – a nutritious thepla made with lauki or bottle gourd. making the theplas is easy and makes for a healthy breakfast or brunch. They remain soft and so go well in tiffin boxes or as picnic food.

lauki thepla recipe

16. Mooli thepla recipe – mooli theplas are flat breads made with whole wheat flour, white radish (mooli) and spices.

mooli thepla recipe

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  2. Thanks Dasanaji

    Request to please share the combination of sabjis for the rotis you described.

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