8 Exciting Indian Flatbreads in Monroe, New Jersey (Taste It)

From chapati to tandoori roti to paratha, India is known for its flatbreads.

Indian flatbreads are perfect for meals, snacks, on-the-go wraps, or appetizers and are not only easy to make but also healthier than flour tortillas.

Looking for some main course items or Indian food? Mrs.Kumar's has a list of the top Indian flatbreads

Naan

Naan is an oven-baked, leavened bread that is packed and flavored in a variety of ways.  Naan, a staple of South and Central Asian cuisine, is simple, affordable, and makes use of pantry ingredients you already have on hand.

Flour, yeast, milk, and butter make a delicate dough that is simply seasoned with garlic and salt, but there is a wide array of naan bread flavors like garlic Naan, Butter Naan, Peshwari Naan, and Rosemary Naan. 

Traditionally baked in hot Tandoor ovens over a charcoal or wood fire. These are the perfect Indian bread that goes well with all kinds of Indian curries.  These naan bread are fluffy, light, aromatic, buttery, and truly delicious! 

Tandoori Roti  

It is a whole wheat flatbread that is traditionally cooked in a tandoor which gives it a crispy delicious texture. 

These thick tandoori rotis are always topped with ghee/butter and are also high in dietary fiber, proteins, iron, potassium, and minerals. When we go out to Indian restaurants for dinner, we all end up ordering either naan or tandoori roti to go with our curry and dal.

Tandoori roti is a big thumbs up!

Kulcha

Kulcha is a classic soft-leavened flatbread from North India. Made from maida flour, water, a little salt, and a leavening agent (yeast or old kulcha dough).

Typically served with any Indian curry. Chole, a spicy chickpea curry, is the food of choice to go with kulcha. They come in a variety of variants, including doodhia kulcha (milk kulcha), Kaladi Kulcha, Aloo Kulcha , Masala Kulcha, and others. They are also popular with a variety of stuffings, like paneer (cottage cheese), potatoes, onion, and other vegetables. These are one of the best Indian stuffed flatbreads that you should not miss trying out! 

Paratha

Crispy, flaky paratha goes well with dals and sauces. This unleavened classic Indian flatbread has delicate and crisp layers.

A soft dough is prepared and flattened by hand, then folded several times to create many flaky layers. They are then roasted and served warm with a variety of Indian cuisines.

Stuffed parathas, on the other hand, are filled with a variety of delicious fillings like these Aloo Parathas and Palak Paneer Parathas.

A great accompaniment with a hot cup of chai

Bhatura

Chole Bhatura is a popular street snack in North India, where fried bread is served with chole, a spicy tangy chickpea curry. A delicacy of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, this chewy and stretchy Indian fried bread became much more famous later on the streets of Delhi as street food. 
This delicacy is served hot with Punjabi Chole, sliced onions, and achar (pickles). 



Romali Roti 

Fluffy and extremely thin, Rumali Roti is one of India's most popular flatbreads and it goes great with any cuisine you can think of! 

Traditionally, this bread is made using all-purpose flour, milk, and salt. Rich and creamy gravies are the best way to enjoy Rumali Roti. It is also paired with Mughlai dishes for the same reason. 

If you love vegetarian or non-vegetarian food, Rumali Roti is a must-try.

We've got the best local Indian flatbreads that you must try for yourself. Get ready to savor the goodness of Indian flatbreads.

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