Padvari Rotli/Padvali Rotli

September 19, 2018mayurisjikoni



What is Mega Blogging Marathon?

Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3:

1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis

2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa

3. A-Z International Flatbreads.

I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to look for flatbreads beginning with all the letters of the alphabet as for this group cannot use batter based flatbreads. However, am up for this challenge.

Initially for P, I could only think of puri but that’s so similar to luchi except that for puri we use wheat flour. I’ve already have puran poli on the blog so what next? Nothing was coming to mind except pitha. A visit to the market and I saw our famous apple mangoes coming back into season. Bought those and was planning to make puri when suddenly I remembered that my mum would always make padvari rotli with aamras. With a family of nearly 15, padvari rotlis were perhaps easier for her to roll out. Therefore, P is for padvari rotli on Day 16, a type of rotli quite famous in Gujarat especially during the aam(mango) season.Take a bit of time to check out my masala puri.

What is padvari rotli? Not too difficult to make, the dough is just like normal roti but 2 rotis are rolled together, roasted and then separated. Pad means layer in Gujarati. The rotlis turn out soft and with a generous smearing of ghee, dunk it into the aamras and enjoy. Its better than having puris with it. A full meal would be aamras, padvari rotli, one green shaak (sabji), one potato one, dry moong, moong dal, etc, kadhi, rice, pickles, one two farsans, papad and salad.

So next time you make aamras, try this padvari rotli. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

padvari rotli 3

padvari rotli 1

padvari rotli 6

padvari rotli 2

padvari rotli 5


Makes 10 rotlis

1½ cups wheat flour (atta)

1 tbsp oil

¼ tsp salt

1 cup water

extra oil for smearing

extra flour for dusting

3-4 tbsp ghee

  1. Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the measured oil and rub it into the flour.
  3. Add water and make a soft dough.
  4. Knead the dough till its smooth. Shape it into a ball, rub little oil and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a tawa or frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Divide the dough into 10 equal parts.
  7. Roll each part into a ball.
  8. Take one ball and roll it into a circle of about 2 inches in diameter using flour.
  9. Take another ball and roll that too into a circle of about 2 inches in diameter.
  10. Smear both with a little oil right up to the edges.
  11. Sprinkle little flour over both.
  12. Sandwich the two. Dust it with flour and roll gently into a 4-5 inch diameter circle.
  13. Put the rolled rotli on the hot tawa. Let it roast for 1-2 minutes.
  14. Flip it over and roast for 1-2 minutes.
  15. Brown spots should appear on both sides.
  16. Gently press down 2-3 times on both sides with a clean kitchen towel. It shouldn’t become crispy, it should remain soft.
  17. Remove from the tawa and place the rotli on a plate.
  18. Slowly peel it apart, be careful hot steam will be realized.
  19. With the inner part facing up, smear it with ghee and serve.
  20. Repeat steps 8-19 with the remaining dough.



  • Make sure the dough is soft like that of roti or chapati and not hard.
  • Smear the small circles with oil properly otherwise they will not peel apart after roasting.
  • To make normal rotlis, use the same dough recipe. Roll each out and roast them individually on the tawa both sides and then if possible let it puff up over open flame.


A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email
  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962


You may want to check out what flatbreads I’ve made so far for this event:

A for Akki Roti

B for Bhakri

C for Chousela

D for Dalpuri

E for Ekadashi Thalipeeth

F for Fungawela Mag na Paratha/Sprouted Bean Parathas

G for Gulachi Poli

H for Hyderabadi Halwe ki puri

I for Indori Masala Roti

J for Juar Jo Dhodho

K for Kulcha

L for Luchi

M for Makki Roti

N for Nagori Puri

O for Onion and Carrot Ragi Bhakri


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  • Sowmya:)

    September 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Oh! Those pictures are so droolworthy! I can’t take my eyes off them…simply fabulous!!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Sowmya…you’ve made me smile 🙂

  • Priya Suresh

    September 19, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Interesting to read how this padvari rotlis are cooked. One side cooked rotis looks interesting and lovely plating there. I dont mind having some rotis with those delicious side dishes.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks Priya, yes its a one side cooked roti. Very popular with aamras.

  • vaishalisabnani

    September 23, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Padvali roti is an addiction , I just can’t stop eating them . Yours have come out so well and I am literally drooling over this platter which has been presented so well .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 4, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you so much Vaishali… these are rotis that the family tends to overeat 🙂 and so do I.

  • harini

    September 23, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    The plating is eye catching and a very interesting rotli to cook two at a time. Would love to dunk them in aamras.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 4, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you so much Harini… the best rotis to have with aamras.

  • gayathriraani

    September 24, 2018 at 11:22 am

    The rotis look awesome Mayuri. The technique would give thin and soft rotis I guess. This is a great idea to make huge amount of rotis in a short time..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 4, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks Gayathri…yes the rotis turn out thin and soft at the same time. Easy to scoop up the aamras with.

  • Srivalli Jetti

    October 7, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Wow this is a wonderful choice Mayuri. I had this in mind too but somehow ended up doing something else!..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 8, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Srivalli, but do try these rotis especially when the mango season comes as they are definitely different from the normal rotis.

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    October 10, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    So so nicely done. Looks so soft and yum. A good pick for the letter and yum with amras

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 10, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Renu, yes these rotis do turn out soft.

  • code2cook

    October 12, 2018 at 1:05 am

    padvari rotli looking so inviting, love the preparation it involves. You made them so perfectly, each roti has same thickness, shape and cooked texture. great going. I love this click surely will try once. I get to have only 3 or 4 parathas to clciks.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 12, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Bhawana and do try them, they do taste awesome with aamras.

  • Simply Tadka

    October 16, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    This roti is quite new for me… awesome and thanks for sharing this bread recipe with us.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 18, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      You’re welcome Preeti and please try it with aamras.

  • Padmajha PJ

    October 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Such soft and beautiful Rotis Mayuri. You have presented it so well. Looking at the pic I really want to have a few now .It is dinner time here and I am literally drooling over the pics 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much Padmajha. Do try the recipe when you get mangoes, its so easy and they turn out really soft to go with aamras.

  • Preeti

    October 17, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    This bread looks so much interested and love the texture.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 18, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you so much.

  • Annapurnaz

    October 21, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Awesome clicks Mayuri and this padvali roti is really an interesting one. Once I had made this type of naan and those were well appreciated. Your presentation is looking so neat and beautiful. I’m in awe with it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you Ritu.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    October 22, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Wow! Never heard of this roti before and what an interesting way to roll and cook them. I love the beautiful pattern on the roti as well. So eye catching. Perfect pick and beautifully made Mayuri!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks Sandhya, grown up having these rotlis whenever we have aamras. The pattern is from the rolling pin I’ve used.

  • Kalyani

    July 2, 2020 at 4:17 am

    My girls would love these cute litte rotlis to go with any dry sabji / gravy . Presentation is fabulous too

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 2, 2020 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much Kalyani…even it try it with aamras when possible..its so delicious.

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