Indian Bread-Roti & Paranthas Indian daily breads are called chapati, phulka and roti and parantha. They are made of finely milled whole wheat flour and water. Some recipes call for salt or oil but I like to make mine without them. Those who use salt and oil say it tenderizes the dough. For me the taste of salt and oil in Indian bread dough interferes with the overall meal as the bread does not stay neutral/innocent in taste. Pooris are fried breads that are usually made on holidays, festive occasions and for entertaining. Indian breads are best combination with curries and vegetables. I am giving variety of recipes from roti to various types of parantha to Naans which need a Tandoor to be true to itself but can also be made in are regular ovens at right temperature.