Roti vs. Paratha



A kind of unleavened flatbread commonly consumed in South Asia and the Caribbean.

‘Nepalis eat sweet fried rice-flour doughnuts called sel roti.’;


an Indian bread with a texture somewhat resembling puff pastry; sometimes stuffed with vegetables etc.


Roti (also known as chapati) is a round flatbread native to the Indian subcontinent made from stoneground whole wheat flour, traditionally known as gehu ka atta, and water that is combined into a dough. Roti is consumed in many countries worldwide.


A paratha (pronounced [pəˈrɑːtʰə]) is a flatbread native to the Indian subcontinent, prevalent throughout the modern-day nations of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and Myanmar, where wheat is the traditional staple. Paratha is an amalgamation of the words parat and atta, which literally means layers of cooked dough.

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