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Roti (in English known as chapati)[5] is a round flatbread native to the Indian subcontinent. It is commonly consumed in many South Asian countries.

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flat roti, also known as chapati
Alternative namesRuti
Place of originIndian subcontinent[1][2][3]
Created byIndus Valley civilization[1]
Main ingredientsAtta flour
VariationsChapati, Bajra Roti,[4] Jowar Roti, Chawal ki Roti Makki ki roti, Rumali roti, Tandoori roti, Wrap roti, Roti canai, Paratha

It is made from stoneground whole wheat flour, traditionally known as gehu ka atta, and water that are combined into a dough.[6][7] Its defining characteristic is that it is unleavened. Naan from the Indian subcontinent, by contrast, is a yeast-leavened bread, as is kulcha. Like breads around the world, roti is a staple accompaniment to other foods.[5]

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