Sourdough Roti – Quick And Easy Recipe!

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Sourdough bread has quickly become a staple in majority of households, especially knowing the countless benefits they provide! So let’s take a break from sourdough bread, and take a look at the next best thing – sourdough roti! Want the recipe for sourdough roti? Then follow this quick and easy recipe!

Sourdough roti – quick and easy recipe!

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Sourdough roti – quick and easy recipe!

Sourdough Chapati Recipe

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Why make regular chapati when you can make a scrumptious sourdough chapati? A delicious and fun twist on Indian flatbreads, that provide similar results, when dipped in any creamy, spicy, or tangy curry promising a delightful bite. And here’s the recipe for you to try!

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 rotis 1x


  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour or atta
  • 4 tbsp. of sourdough starter discard
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • Warm water
  • A drizzle of oil or ghee


  1. Add whole wheat flour, sourdough starter discard and salt, to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix this with a spoon, and you may be able to tell how much water you’ll need just from looking at it.
  3. Similar to making sourdough bread, gradually add water, and knead the dough using one of your hands, while the other keeps the bowl steady.
  4. Roll the dough into a ball, and press the tips of your fingers into the top of the dough. Drizzle a few drops of oil atop the dough, and let it rest for 20 minutes. Your dough should be firm, but soft.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightfly floured surface, and divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
  6. Dip a ball of dough in flour, and press it flat using your fingertips.
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into an even circle, then set this aside and repeat with the remaining dough balls.
  8. Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat. Gently place the flattened dough ball into the pan, and flip it over once your notice bubbles appearing on its surface.
  9. Once both sides of the chapati are dotted with golden-brown spots, you should get a gorgeous roti puff. Remove it from the heat and place it on a plate. Cover the hot roti with a clean kitchen towel, so that it remains soft.
  10. You can even put the roti on direct flame, for a few seconds.
  11. Serve this with a hot, meaty curry, and enjoy!
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: bread
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Serving Size: 1 roti
  • Calories: 105 kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 8g

Tips For Making Sourdough Roti

  • Warm water or cold water: When it comes to adding water to your flour for the chapati dough, you can use either warm or cold water, bearing in mind that the consistency of the dough may vary depending on this.
  • If the roti dough is too sticky, add some oil or flour to your hands, to prevent it from sticking. This should help you roll the dough easily.
  • Add butter or oil to your dough, for a moist and flavorful roti.

What To Serve With The Sourdough Rotis?

Generally, regular rotis are enjoyed alongside an aromatic and flavorful curry. If you wish to enjoy an Indian feast, then here are some delicious curry options for you to try:

  • Chicken tikka masala – For a scrumptious zingy accompaniment to your sourdough roti, try this amazig chicken tikka masala. Complete with ultra soft chicken, that almost melts deliciously in your mouth.
  • Butter chicken – Buttery, sweet and incredibly delicious, butter chicken is another fantastic option to consider when it comes to the perfect accompaniment to have with sourdough roti.
  • Spicy okra curry – If you love the taste of okra, you’ll adore this spicy okra curry. Pair this with a side of mint sauce for a delectable bite.
  • Palak paneer – While palak paneer is certainly delicious with plain white rice, wait till you’ve tried it with soft sourdough roti.
  • Chicken kormaChicken korma is probably one of the creamiest curries out there, and the perfect kind for sourdough roti. Simply rip, dip and enjoy the scrumptious flavors!

What is A Roti?

A roti or chapati is a type of Indian flatbread that is often enjoyed alongside a zesty, spicy, and incredibly flavorful curry. A simple combination of ingredients creates a wonderful flatbread that can be enjoyed at any time of day.

You might be familiar with sourdough flatbreads already, such as naan, which I have a sourdough naan recipe for.

All you need is some water and your choice of flour, though I recommend using authentic ‘chapati flour’ as the results are phenomenal!

What Type of Flour Is Best to Use to Make Chapati?

When it comes to the best type of flour you could use for your homemade chapati, there are a few options to choose from, although I would always advise you to opt for ‘chapati flour.’ This is also called atta, chapati, roti, or durum whole wheat flour.

However, you can also use whole wheat flour, or chickpea flour, though you may end up with a very different texture.

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Sourdough Roti

Sourdough breads have certainly taken over our kitchen, so why not switch it up with something delicious with a twist of Indian cuisine?


Why You Should Add Sourdough Discard to Rotis?

For an authentic sourdough taste, adding sourdough discard to your chapati mix will produce soft, and flavorful roti.

How Much Discard Should You Add To The Roti Dough?

You can use between a quarter, to half a cup of discard for your roti dough.

By Natasha Krajnc

Hi! My name is Natasha and I'm specialized in home sourdough bread baking and currently based in Slovakia - a very small country in Central Europe. My bread baking story began in 2011 when I decided to give up commercial yeast. I felt tired all the time (especially after eating bread and other foods made with yeast), I wasn’t motivated to do anything, had trouble concentrating throughout the day, my abdomen was bloated and I was like a trumpet on steroids – basically, I was quite a wreck. I was a big bread lover (and still am) and having to stop eating bread was quite hard at that time but I felt I was on a right way to give my body a chance to heal itself.

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