pfeiffer family: the indian cookbook
Recipes from the days of the Raj
There is a great variety of bread served with Indian food. From naan to roti, to bread-similar dishes like idli and dosa, here are some of the most popular ones. Gluten-free? There are recipes here for you, too.
The easiest of the Indian breads, chapatis are a simple unleavened flatbread.
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.
Leavened bread, cooked on a griddle, in a tandoor or even a barbecue. Naan is one of India’s favourite breads.
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.
Puri are a fried bread made with unleavened dough. When served they should be quite light, puffy and about the size of a mango.
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.