Different Types of Roti You Can Have with Amazing Side Dishes
If rice is the staple food in many countries, there are lots of countries where wheat is eaten more prominently than rice. There are lots of states in India where roti is the staple food. Health conscious people often avoid rice and live on roti only. Basically, roti is the term of Indian flatbreads and it is made with different ingredients.
You can have roti made of wheat flour, maize flour, corn flour, etc. India is a country where you will find variations in everything, whether it is in nature or in food style. A simple roti is made in different ways to make it more interesting. Here are different types of roti that have nourished Indian cuisine. Have a look-
This is the most common form of roti, made in almost every household. Usually, it is made of wheat flour, water and a pinch of salt. This is the healthiest version of roti and you can have it with any kind of side dish, from vegetables to chicken or anything else.
- Tandoori Roti
Tandoori roti is a bit different than usual chapatti. Basically, these are heavier than chapatti and to make this special roti, a special type of oven is used. Clay oven is known as ‘tandoor’ and the name of the roti has been derived from the oven. In the state of Punjab and Haryana in India, such ovens are seen in almost every household. These roti are served with anything. If you brush ghee or butter before serving, they taste yummy.
These are mainly popular in the Bengali kitchen. Made of wheat flour, phulkas are the form of chapatti which you need to hold on the oven until it puffs up like a balloon. The name has been given due to the shape of the roti. Any side dish can complement this roti.
- Roomali Roti
‘Roomal’ means handkerchief in India. Hopefully, you get the idea about the roti. It is very thin and extremely soft bread and prepared on the backside of a Kadai (Indian wok). To make it soft and supple, flour and wheat flour are used at right proportion. It needs the expertise to prepare roomali roti, and may not be prepared perfectly at home.
- Missi Roti
Different states of India have their exclusive cuisine. This is a special type of roti that is popular in Rajasthan. This roti has a special type of aroma as certain spices like turmeric powder, cumin seed powder, and red chilli powder are used in this roti. Serve it hot with a dollop of ghee and butter and it will be one of the leading delicacies of Rajasthan.
Travel a bit lower from Rajasthan and reach Gujarat. This is the staple food of this state. With all other powdered spices, fenugreek leaves are also used to prepare this roti. You can have it with vegetable, but it tastes the best with a pickle.
These are only a few types of roti you can have. There are more varieties. You can follow the recipes and try at home to offer something new to your family.