A-Z Indian Flatbreads
EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92
THEME: A-Z FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS – ROUND UP
India has a huge variety of flatbreads – rotis, puris, parathas, bhakris, dosas, chilas, batti, litti etc. Most of these are consumed in every household either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some states prefer flatbreads to rice while some need both.
It is believed that the humble roti may have originated from Persia where it was made using refined flour. The wheat version was started in the state of Awadh. A more coarser flour was used back then and shaped into a katori or bowl to hold the curry. It was considered a poor man’s diet, not needing an utensil to hold the curry.
Yet old texts do mention roti and it existed during the Harappan Culture as most people back then were agriculturists. The word roti is similar to the Sanskrit word rotika meaning flatbread eaten with curries. That word has appeared in the medical text Bhavaprasa.
Whatever the truth, flatbreads are here to stay and every day newer versions are created to suit the palates of the population. The Mega Blogging Marathon introduced me to so many different varieties of flatbread. Some stuffed, some made with different flours, some shallow fried, some deep fried. Hot or warm flatbread with a tasty curry, masala tea or pickles is favored by all.
Here I’ve listed some the parathas that I made for the A-Z Mega Blogging Marathon. During this journey I learnt how to make new flatbreads, flatbreads that I’d not heard of before. It made me realize that India in itself has such a vast cuisine, each different and yet similar.
Top Row : Left to Right
A for Akki Roti B for Bhakri C for Chousela D for Dalpuri E for Ekadashi Thalipeeth F for Fungawela Mug na Parotha
Second Row : Left to Right
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
Third Row: Left to Right
M for Makki di Roti N for Nagori Puri O for Onion and Carrot Ragi Bhakri P for Padvari Rotli Q for Qubani Naan R for Rotla
Fourth Row : Left to Right
S for Surati Paratha T for Tikkar U for Ubbu Roti V for Vastad Roti W for Wheat Khakhra X for Xtra Flaky Farsi Puri
Last Row: Left to Right
Y for Yogurt Roti Z for Zafrani Khasta Roti
Flatbreads made from Wheat Flour:
Yogurt Roti – North India
Indori Masala Roti – Madhya Pradesh
Fungawela Mug na Parotha – Gujarat
Flatbreads made from Plain Flour (maida):
Zafrani Khasta Roti – North India
Xtra Flaky Farsi Puris – Gujarat
Hyderabadi Halwe ki Puri – Telangana
Flatbreads made from Rice Flour:
Ubbu/ Ukkarisida Roti – Karnataka
Chosela – Chhattisgarh
Flatbreads made from Multigrain Flour or Mixed Flours:
Ekadashi Thalipeeth – Maharashtra
Flatbreads made from Millet or Sorghum Flour:
Onion and Carrot Ragi Bhakri – Karnataka
Juar Jo Dhodho /Sindhi Jowar Roti – Sindhi Cuisine
Flatbreads made from Cornmeal:
You may want to check out other Indian Flatbreads that I have on my blog:
From top left to right:
Atta ke Bhature – Himachal Pradesh
Sheermal – Mughlai Cuisine, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh
2nd Row left to right:
Taftan – Uttar Pradesh
Bajri Dhebra – Gujarati
3rd Row left to right:
Bajri Aloo Parathe – Haryana
Aloo Paratha – North India
Sattu ke Parathe – Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
Last row left to right:
Ghari Rotli/Puran Puri/Puran Poli – Gujarat, Maharashtra
Arbi ke parathe – Northern India
Please take some time to check out the round up of my fellow Mega Blogging Marathoners:
October 9, 2018 at 8:21 am
Outstanding compilation di .. would definitely try my hands on a few of them. Thanks for the share.
October 10, 2018 at 12:38 am
Thanks Poonam and you’re most welcome. Please do share photos when you try any of them.
October 9, 2018 at 8:40 am
I have been following your a-z Indian flatbread posts everyday.All the breads are tempting and I am so impressed with all the research you have done. I have bookmarked a few to make soon. Hats off to your energy!!
October 10, 2018 at 12:37 am
Thank you so much Mina and please share your photos whenever you make them.
October 12, 2018 at 6:33 pm
OMG I never knew there were so many flatbreads! I only know about four!!
October 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm
Heidi this challenge has been an eye opener for me too.. didn’t realize that there are so many varieties of flatbreads in India, I haven’t even mentioned the ones made with batter.
October 15, 2018 at 9:06 pm
Oh my goodness, that is impressive. My mother used to make the most amazing rotis for us when we were children. Sadly I didn’t inherit her talents. Wonderful photos.
October 15, 2018 at 9:42 pm
Thank you so much Shazia, this challenge gave me the opportunity to try out so many traditional flatbreads of India.
October 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm
Such a nice collection of flatbreads Mayuri.I enjoyed your write ups for each post. I have bookmarked so many recipes from your collection. It was great doing this marathon with you 🙂
October 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm
Thank you so much Padmajha.
Renu Agrawal Dongre
October 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm
A beautiful collection of recipes and love reading all your post. Some where so new to me. Have bookmarked a few. Kudos to you.
October 18, 2018 at 7:33 pm
Thank you so much Renu, had fun doing this Mega BM.
October 23, 2018 at 5:16 am
Mayuri, each and every flatbread of your was so thought after and they look marvelous. I have so many recipes to try and hope I will get to them soon!
October 23, 2018 at 8:48 pm
Thank you so much Sandhya, I did want to stick to traditional flatbreads as I didn’t have many on the blog..and now I do, 26 of them.
October 24, 2018 at 8:08 pm
A superb collection of all flatbreads. Some unique one as well. Lots of bookmarked ones here. Thanks for doing this.
October 25, 2018 at 6:28 pm
Thank you so much Harini.
October 29, 2018 at 3:42 pm
you have created so many delicious flatbreads recipe during this BM. I loved all new recipes I came across. Many are bookmarked to try out. I am fell in love with tikar, surati paratha,ubbu roti,farsi puri is the best so flaky it came out. I am planning to work on bookmarked recipes next year onwards… Thanks for encouraging words felt good to found someone loving. Congrates di we cleared mega marathon :).
October 29, 2018 at 8:01 pm
Thanks so much Bhawana,when we encourage each other, it makes blogging that much more fun.
October 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm
Cant say how much i loved going through your Indian flatbread Mayuri. You amazed me with your different choices and beautiful parathas. Loved your collection and kudos to u.
October 30, 2018 at 5:39 pm
Thank you so much Priya.
November 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm
You have compiled your collection very well, under so many subheadings….Great work. It was wonderful to see your posts everyday, the whole month and learnt so many different flatbreads. Well done!
December 3, 2018 at 10:56 pm
Thank you so much Ritu.. I enjoy going through all the posts of the participants and as you mentioned, learn something new.
April 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm
Superb collection di, i am bookmarking this 🙂
April 12, 2020 at 5:07 pm
Thank you so much.