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10+ Popular Indian Bread Recipes

An Indian meal is served as a platter known as Thali. A vegetarian thali normally includes vegetable curries, dal or yogurt soup (kadhi), beans, rice, one or more side dish, Indian bread, and a dessert.

Most of the Indian bread is made with stone-ground whole wheat flour known as atta. Some of them use a combination of whole wheat flour with other flours like all-purpose flour, semolina, and millet flour.

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How many types of bread are there in India?

There are many types of Indian bread including

  • Flatbread - roti
  • Layered flatbread - paratha
  • Stuffed flatbread - stuffed paratha
  • Deep fried bread - puri
  • Leavened bread - naan
  • Baked hard bread - bati

Each of the bread is made using different techniques like cooking on skillet, deep-frying, and baking. Some Indian bread is more commonly made than others and some are made during special occasions or festivals.

What is the most popular Indian bread?

Naan is one of the most popular Indian bread served in restaurants. It is not very common to make naan at home like roti, paratha, and puri.

What is the bread Indians eat?

Even though there is a variety of options when it comes to Indian bread but the most popular bread made in Indian homes is roti also known as chapati. It is commonly made and served with Indian meals on a regular basis.

Poori and paratha are also very popular. Paratha is served for breakfast or brunch. Puri is often made when there is a special occasion, celebration, or festival.

What do you eat with Indian bread?

Indian bread is served with vegetarian curries, beans, sauteed vegetables, and dals. You can enjoy palak paneer, matar paneer, navratan korma, chana masala, dals, rajma masala with roti, puri, or paratha.

You can also check out these Indian instant pot vegetarian recipes that go well with Indian bread.

Bati is a baked hard bread served with dal. Stuffed paratha are usually served with pickles and yogurt condiments known as raita.

Here are some very popular Indian bread recipes that can be made at home.

Roti Chapati | Food Processor | Bread Maker
Roti, also known as chapati or phulka is an unleavened Indian flatbread made with stoneground whole wheat flour or atta. Check out how to knead soft roti dough in a bread maker or food processor and make round roti easily.
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Poori (Puri) - Indian Deep Fried Puffed Bread
Poori or puri is Indian deep fried puffy bread made with whole wheat flour. Learn how to make dough in a food processor or a bread machine, how to roll poori in poori press, and make puffy deep fried bread.
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Deep fried puri or Indian puffed bread in a pink tray

Bread Machine Naan
Naan bread is a leavened bread made with flour, yogurt, and yeast and baked in an oven. Learn how to make garlic naan bread dough without eggs in bread machine and how to store it.
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3 garlic naan overlapped

Flaky Indian Flatbread | Laccha Paratha
Flaky Indian flatbread or laccha paratha is a vegan, multilayered, unleavened, Indian bread. It is served in restaurants with Indian cuisine. Flaky flatbread is easy to make at home and you can also make ajwain paratha by adding carrom seeds.
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3 Layered flaky flat bread in a plate.

Bhatura Recipe Without Yeast
Bhatura is an Indian deep-fried bread served with chana masala. This is a bhatura recipe without yeast, baking soda or baking powder and uses yogurt. Bhatura dough can be made in bread machine or food processor.
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Chhole bhature

Aloo Paratha | Potato Stuffed Indian Bread
Aloo paratha is a vegan potato stuffed Indian bread made with whole wheat flour (atta). This is an easy aloo paratha recipe and the masala (stuffing) is made in the instant pot. Homemade aloo paratha makes a satisfying breakfast and is popularly served for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.
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Aloo paratha

Indian Lentil Flatbread - Moong Dal Paratha
Moong dal paratha is a vegan Indian flatbread stuffed with split yellow lentils cooked with spices. Check out how to make dal paratha by pressure cooking moong dal in instant pot and then stuffing and rolling it.
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moong dal paratha

Stuffed Paneer Paratha | Paneer Flatbread
Stuffed paneer paratha is an Indian flatbread filled with a mixture made of paneer and spices. Learn the tips to make paneer paratha easily. Paneer paratha is served with sides like yogurt condiments, yogurt, pickles, chutneys and tomato ketchup.
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cut paneer paratha stacked in a plate

Methi Thepla - Fenugreek Flatbread
Methi thepla or fenugreek flatbread is an Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour, fenugreek leaves and spices. Learn how to make soft thepla for travel and how to store them.
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methi thepla in a plate

Dal Bafla (Dal Bati) in Oven and Air Fryer
Dal bati churma is a famous Indian dish. Bati is a baked hard bread made with whole wheat flour (atta). Bafla is similar to bati but first boiled and then baked in the oven or air fryer.
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Bafla in a bowl

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