Indian Bread Recipes

Looking for South Asian bread recipes? Find recipes for naan, chapatis, rotis, parathas, and dosas, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Roomali Roti

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
A tender and delicious flatbread from Central India.
By Moomal Abro

Dosas (Indian-style Pancakes)

Rating: 3.5 stars 12
Dosas are a thin, savory crepe-like Indian pancake traditionally eaten for breakfast, but I like them anytime. These may not be very authentic, but they are a tasty alternative that appeals to the typical American pancake.

Quick Whole Wheat Chapati

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Chapati is an unleavened whole wheat bread that is eaten in India. We love to use it as a wrap.

Indian Sweet Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 70
This recipe is an old family favorite. A crisp and sweet flatbread that's fried on the griddle. Everyone in my family loves it!

Easy Naan

Rating: 5 stars 7
Using your broiler is a great way to make naan. This naan recipe is deceptively easy! You can choose to make garlic naan or plain naan. Enjoy with your favorite curry!

Two-Ingredient Naan

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
While not a true naan bread, this sure works in a pinch!

Indian Naan II

Rating: 4.5 stars 156
This is an authentic Indian Naan recipe. I have made this many times. It goes well with Indian curry which has a lot of gravy, such as the Butter Chicken.

Aloo Paratha

This is a traditional Indian aloo paratha that is very popular for every age group. It's a heavenly dish to serve on a rainy day. It's an easy recipe and a definite group pleaser. Garnish each paratha with a thin slice of butter and serve with plain yogurt.

Naan-like Easy Flatbread

Rating: 4 stars 43
Simple flatbread made without yeast.
By lj


Rating: 5 stars 4
This is a Andhra specialty. Pesarattu is a dosa made with Pesara Pappu (moong dal). You use the moong dal with skin on and this is what gives this dosa the classic green color. Of course this dosa is high in protein and fiber. Serve it with upma rolled inside and it becomes an 'MLA pesarattu'. This is a heavy lentil batter and does not keep very well. Use up the batter within 2 days.

Potato Chapati Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
An Indian bread which is eaten for breakfast with curds and pickle or served for a special dinner with any curry.

Adipoli Parathas

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A very tasty snack that is easy to make. This whole wheat flatbread with a spiced shrimp filling makes a great sandwich. Enjoy!
By Graham

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 2641
"Came out looking and tasting exactly like the naan served at my local Indian restaurant. Any recipe that's so forgiving and tasty deserves 5 stars!" – Nancy J.
Indian Chapati Bread
Rating: Unrated 225
This thin Indian bread is great to use on its own or for wraps.
Rating: 4.5 stars 2556

Homemade naan that's soft and chewy with a delicious buttery taste.