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Black And White Roti – Thag Roti, Traditional Bread From Uttarakhand

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Black and White Roti is a special preparation of roti by the people in Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal. It is also called thag roti or cheat bread. It is made with wheat flour stuffed with dough of mandua flour. Try out this yummy tasty two flavor roti.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBreakfast, Lunch
Servings 4


  • One Kg of wheat flour
  • 500 gm of mandua flour A cereal only available in the Garhwal region
  • 2 gm or half tsp of ajwain or jeera
  • Water as required
  • Salt
  • White Butter or ghee to serve with roti


  • Take wheat flour and salt add water and knead it. Keep it separately.
  • Next, take the mandua flour, ajwain, salt and water and knead it. Keep this also separately.
  • Prepare a small ball of the wheat flour and stuff it with the mandua flour dough. Roll it into a round shape like chappati and cook it on a tawa.
  • Serve the preparation with lots of white butter or ghee.


This Recipe has been shared by Executive Sous Chef Dheeraj Bhandari. Chef Dheeraj is a passionate Indian chef, TV show host, food stylist, blogger. He started his career in 2003 with The Claridges Hotel New Delhi at Abdul kalam road. He brings over 13 years experience at five-star hotels and luxury ships such as the Eros Intercontinental, Star Cruises, Royal Caribbean cruise liner and Google Gurgaon. Chef Dheeraj Bhandari presently working at MOSAIC HOTEL MUSSOORIE as an Executive Sous chef managed by Tux hospitality Shipra groups of hotels. 

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