Indian fried bread


One of the many kinds of bread in India. Apt for vegetarians and easily adapted for the most strict vegan.


4 c flour (1/2 whole wheat flour, 1/2 all purpose)
1 t salt
1 t sugar
2 t cumin (cumin seeds)
2 t mustard (mustard seeds)
1 T fennel (fennel seeds)
1 lb yogurt (natural yogurt)
6 T ghee


  1. Mix together the first 8 ingredients. Add yogurt a little at a time until the mix becomes a firm ball of dough. Cover and chill for 2 hours -if the dough is too dry, add a little cold water.
  2. Divide the chilled dough into 24 pieces. roll out each piece into a thin round. Stack them and keep them under a dish towel as you work.
  3. Fry the dough in a large skillet with hot ghee. Start with only a quarter of the ghee and add more as needed. drain on towel.


A mix of equal amounts of whole wheat and plain flour works best. 

Yogurt and ghee can be substituted for a vegan version.

12 unit
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes