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Roti Ki Churi: Salty Crumbled Roti Recipe

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Roti Ki Churi: Salty Crumbled Roti

Roti Ki Churi: Salty Crumbled Roti

What Is a Roti Churi?

A roti churi is an Indian dish in which a roti is crumbled and then mixed with a few additional ingredients. In the Punjab region of India, there are two types of roti churis: sweet and salty. Today, I am sharing the salty version.

Traditionally, roti churi was prepared for children who were fussy eaters, as well as the aged—especially those who had a weak digestive system or no teeth. The dish is soft and easily chewable, and the nutritional value was easily increased by adding desi ghee and either sugar or salt.

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Cook Time

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10 min

10 min

20 min

1 serving


  • atta (wheat flour dough), enough for 1 roti
  • 3 tbsp homemade white butter or desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 to 2 pinches salt
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • a little desi ghee, for brushing the skillet


  1. Roll out the atta to make a roti.
  2. Heat a tawa (skillet) on low heat. When hot, raise the heat to medium and brush a little desi ghee over it. Place the roti in the tawa. Cook the roti by flipping frequently until it is well cooked on both sides.
  3. Transfer the hot roti to a plate. Add 3 tbsp homemade white butter or desi ghee over it followed by the ajwain and black pepper powder. You can use amul butter, if you wish, but in that case skip the salt.
  4. Pick up the outer edges of the hot roti, bring over the top and simultaneously start crumbling it into smaller pieces until the entire roti is crumbled into tiny bits.
  5. Serve immediately.

Roti Ki Churi: Salty Crumbled Roti Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

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