ro·​ti | \ˈrō-tē \

Definition of roti 

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

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Expect dishes like Singapore chili crab; chicka-rones — Philippine fried chicken skins; roti canai, an Asian flatbread; and curry laksa. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Restaurant with an Asian street-food menu is coming to Charlotte," 25 June 2018 Up to 50,000 people participate in Carnival Monday, called the Grand Finale, after which there are even more parties, and food stands serving up jerk chicken and roti. Kristin Braswell, Vogue, "The Caribbean Carnivals You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer," 24 June 2018 The end of Ramadan is ushered in by Eid al-Fitr, a one- to three-day celebration abounding with culinary treats including sweet dishes like baklava and sheer khurma as well as more savory roti john and beef rendang. Maritza Moulite, CNN, "Eid al-Fitr: A healthy way to break the fast," 14 June 2018 Diners will also find all of their Hawkers’ favorites in the Windermere restaurant, including popular dishes such as the roti canai, pad Thai, steamed bao, chicken lo mein, and more. Lauren Delgado,, "First look: Hawkers Asian Street Fare in Windermere," 16 Apr. 2018 If heat isn’t your thing, try the Peking duck pizza on flaky roti. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "3 Restaurants You Have to Try This April," 27 Mar. 2018 There’s also makki roti ($2.49), the corn flour bread; puffy deep-fried bhatura ($1.49); and a half-dozen filled parathas, such as one stuffed with fine shreds of daikon, or white radish ($1.99). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At Indian Delight in Oak Creek, the name fits," 16 Jan. 2018 An epic wait in the rain for Thai fried chicken with sticky rice, spicy curry, and roti at Hat Yai on a recent trip to Portland, Oregon was totally worth it. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Never Wait in Line for Food on Vacation," 12 Jan. 2018 Signature dishes include biryani, or rice mixture sealed into a roti and oven baked. Lauren Delgado,, "Southern Spice wants to bring 'different Indian flair' to Central Florida," 5 Feb. 2018

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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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