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Soft Butter Rotis

Butter roti, also known as buttered chapati, is a popular Indian bread that is enjoyed with a variety of dishes or simply on its own. This soft and flaky bread is made with a simple dough that is enriched with butter, resulting in a delightful flavor and texture. Whether you’re serving it alongside curries, using it as a wrap for your favorite fillings, or enjoying it as a standalone snack, butter roti is sure to please your taste buds. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the process of making butter roti from scratch, so you can experience the joy of homemade Indian bread.

Soft Butter Rotis

Butter Roti: A Delicious and Flaky Indian Bread

Indulge in the rich and buttery goodness of homemade butter roti. This classic Indian bread is easy to make and pairs perfectly with a wide range of dishes. With its flaky texture and delightful flavor, butter roti is sure to become a favorite in your household.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian


  • mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • nonstick skillet
  • Plate


  • all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • unsalted butter, melted
  • Water, as needed
  • Extra flour for dusting


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Mix well.
    Add the melted butter to the flour mixture and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add water, a little at a time, and knead the dough until it comes together. The dough should be soft and pliable, but not sticky. Adjust the amount of water or flour as needed.
    Once the dough is formed, cover it with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for at least 15-20 minutes. This resting period allows the gluten to relax, making the dough easier to roll out.
  • After the resting time, divide the dough into equal-sized portions and shape them into balls. Flatten each ball slightly with your hands.
  • On a clean and floured surface, take one dough ball and roll it out into a thin, round circle using a rolling pin. Dust with flour as needed to prevent sticking.
    Heat a tawa or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place the rolled-out roti onto the hot tawa and cook for about 30 seconds or until bubbles start to appear on the surface.
  • Flip the roti and cook the other side for another 30 seconds.
    At this point, brush the cooked side of the roti with melted butter. Flip again and brush the other side with butter as well. Cook for a few more seconds until both sides are lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Remove the butter roti from the tawa and place it on a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
    Serve the butter roti warm and enjoy it with your favorite Indian dishes or as a standalone snack.


The key to achieving a flaky texture in butter roti is to knead the dough well and allow it to rest before rolling it out.
Adjust the amount of butter based on your preference. You can use more or less butter depending on how rich and buttery you want your roti to be.
For a healthier option, you can substitute part or all of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.


Serving: 400g
Keyword butter roti
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