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 Highlighted with post-production sparkles and dreamy electronica music, the $60 tray for two — filled with savory dishes like fried chicken with roti, curry puffs, shrimp fried rice and papaya salad — looks like a care package from Wonderland. Soleil Ho,, "This stunning S.F. Thai spread got half a million TikTok views, but how does it taste?," 26 Oct. 2020 The most common flatbread served in Irani’s house is roti, which comes together with some flour, water, and a drop of oil. Emily Schultz, Bon Appétit, "If You Have a Semi-Full Fridge and Some Flatbread, You’ve Got Dinner," 14 Sep. 2020 Singh orders chicken curry and roti and leans back as a Bollywood music video plays. San Diego Union-Tribune, "In the dark, they shine the light," 11 Oct. 2020 Think of the roti as a big flour tortilla, only more dense and with more buttery crackle. Mike Sutter,, "3 new San Antonio restaurants — Chicken N Pickle, Mi Roti and Shifu Noodle — showcase spirit to survive coronavirus economy," 27 Aug. 2020 While Bon Appétit is still searching for a new editor in chief (Sonia Chopra was recently named executive editor), the publication recently hired Karim to write about a recipe for Malaysian roti jala. Washington Post, "Perspective | When food media let me down, I found fellow South Asian cooks on Instagram and TikTok," 24 Aug. 2020 Then starting at the bottom, roll the roti tightly toward the top of the plate, creating a cigar shape. Mehreen Karim, Bon Appétit, "I’ve Been Making Roti Jala Since I Was 10. You Can Too," 13 Aug. 2020 Serve as is, very warm, or with rice or naan or roti, or all three. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: A savory way with rhubarb," 13 June 2020 It is traditionally served with rice or roti, another popular dish made in Guyana. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "51 International Recipes We're Tackling During Quarantine," 7 May 2020

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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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Last Updated

1 Nov 2020

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“Roti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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