a stack of chapatis

chapatis

The easiest of the Indian breads, chapatis are a simple unleavened flatbread.

a dosa on a plate with sambar and chutneys in serving bowls

dosa

Dosa are south Indian rice and lentil crepes. They are gluten-free, and are just wonderful as an alternative to bread for your gluten-free friends and family.

a stack of naan on a wooden platter

naan

Leavened bread, cooked on a griddle, in a tandoor or even a barbecue. Naan is one of India’s favourite breads.

a baking tray of Indian pav, or bread rolls

dinner rolls

These bread rolls, pão, come from the Portuguese influence on Indian cuisine. They are very similar to Western bread rolls, but have a subtle Indian twist.

a fried indian flatbread

puri

Puri are a fried bread made with unleavened dough. When served they should be quite light, puffy and about the size of a mango.

corn meal roti

corn meal roti

The famous Punjabi maize flour bread, or makki di roti. These roti are made from an unleavened dough made from corn meal and cooked on a griddle.