ro·​ti | \ ˈrō-tē How to pronounce roti (audio) \

Definition of roti

: a round soft flat unleavened bread also : such a bread wrapped around a filling and eaten as a sandwich

Examples of roti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a trip to India in high school, Applewhite overcame language barriers by learning to cook roti — a type of flatbread — with new friends. Lillian Reed,, 11 Aug. 2021 The food is simple and wholesome, comprising roti (wholewheat flat bread), dal (lentils), vegetables and kheer (milk and rice pudding). Rakesh Kumar, CNN, 28 Sep. 2021 Taco Masala’s slim menu of nine items features customizable bowls ($7.99-$9.99) and soft whole-wheat roti tacos ($7.99-$10.99), blistered in the oven then folded and filled with chana masala, butter chicken and paneer makhana. Phillip Valys,, 13 Sep. 2021 Later in the evening we were served tea and then a dinner of aloo gosht and roti. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Relax at a picnic table or in the grass and listen to Domenic Lewis perform on steel pans, eat roti or patties from the Reggae Vibez food truck, and sip beers from Silver Branch and wine from Loew Vineyards. Washington Post, 24 June 2021 Wings, the roti shop in the back of the University of the West Indies, where the curry is dark and thick. Patrice Grell Yursik, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2021 Trini stew fish at Antoinette's Restaurant in the city of Whitehorse in the Yukon; black lentil dahl at Trini throwback Baccanalle in Ottawa; and Guyanese curry in fluffy roti shells at Famena's Famous Roti & Curry in Winnipeg. Heather Greenwood Davis, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2021 Aman Cafe, which is located at 4021 Broadway, next door to Teni East, will serve roti canai all day. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of roti

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roti

Hindi & Urdu roṭī bread; akin to Sanskrit roṭika, kind of bread

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“Roti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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