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Khamiri Roti

Khamiri roti is a Mughlai leavened bread. Khamir means 'yeast' and it is used in this roti to make it thick and spongy.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: breads
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 1012 rotis


  • 2 cups Wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp Yeast Instant
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Seeds Ajwain Carom /
  • to taste Salt


  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead into a soft, pliable dough adding enough lukewarm water. Cover and set aside for 1½~2hours or until almost doubled in volume.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Divide the dough into 10~12 equal portions and roll each portion into 5~6" round circle.
  • Place the rotis on a baking sheet and bake for 4~6 minutes until brown spots form on the roti. Flip and bake for another 4 minutes.
  • Alternately, cook the rotis on a pan/ tawa until cooked on both sides, then place the roti directly on flame and cook till lightly charred on both sides.
  • Brush the rotis with ghee/ butter. Keep the rotis covered until ready to serve. Serve with shahi vegetable & paneer curry or any other gravy curry.
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