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Rumali Roti

Rumali Roti
A stack of Rumali roti prepared in India
Place of origin Hyderabad Deccan
Region or state Pakistan and Hyderabad India
Main ingredients Atta and maida flour
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A chef preparing rumali roti.
rumali roti

Rumali Roti is a thin flatbread popular in India. It is enjoyed with Tandoori dishes and as a traditional element in Mughlai cuisine. The word rumal means handkerchief in many north Indian languages, and the name rumali roti means handkerchief bread. The bread is extremely thin and supple, and the fact that it is usually served folded like a handkerchief are the probable sources of the name. During the Mughal period, the roti was used like a cloth to wipe off the excess oil off the hands after the completion of an oil-rich food laden with meat and fat. The rumali roti also occupied a unique place in the emblem of the royalty of Oudh under the control of Mughals and Nizams.

The bread is usually made with a combination of whole and white wheat flours (atta and maida respectively) and best cooked on top of (on the convex side of) an inverted Indian griddle (kadhai).


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