Satpadi rotli – Indian flatbread with 7 layers

Flaky and delicious, this Gujarati rotli with the pickle spices is a permanent feature in my son’s lunch box. Quick, easy and best of all, with one masala, you can make two recipes!!!

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Satpadi rotli or 7 layered roti as its literal translation means is yet another ‘snack’ that my mum used to make for us when we would return from school. Hot, piping masala roti slathered with ghee was a treat to be savored layer by layer.

Each region in India have their own version of masala roti or paratha and satpadi rotli is a version popular with Gujaratis. And as I delve deeper into understanding my culture, I realise that each household has their own way of making a recipe. For example, muthia is a known gujarati snack but the ingredients used vary in each household. Same goes with handvo, the flour, the proportion of lentils and the ingredients used varies, though method of preparation remains the same.

Satpadi rotli is a wheat flour roti (flatbread) that is stuffed with pickle masalas; particularly koro sambar or methia no masalo. The rolling of the roti in a particular manner is what gives satpadi its flaky layers. Traditionally it is rolled thicker than what I have here for you with a dough made up of 7 types of grains and then shallow fried making it ultra-flaky and crispy.

Serve it with tea or coffee and it is a delicious snack or with a yogurt-based gravy like makhana kadhi and it’s a complete meal.

I have given you two rolling variations in this recipe. The first one is rolling of 7 thin rotli, stuffing it with masalas and then rolling it again while the second version which is quicker is with one layer but rolled like a log and then re-rolled to get different layers.

The stuffing prepared for satpadi can be also used for my popular recipe of bharela marcha (stuffed chili peppers)  that tastes heavenly! Make extra stuffing (skip peanuts and pickle masala for bharela marcha) as it can be easily stored in the fridge and use it as and when you wish

Satpadi rotli – Indian flatbread with 7 layers
Satpadi rotli – Indian flatbread with 7 layers

If you liked this recipe, do have a look at some of these too:

  1. Katlama bread (layered flatbread)
  2. Soft and healthy whole grain naan
  3. Sweet and sour bhakri 
  4. Fada ni khichdi (dalia khichdi)
  5. Jowar vada (sorghum fritters) with moringa leaves

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4 thoughts on “Satpadi rotli – Indian flatbread with 7 layers”

  1. It was really flavourful roti to make. It’s a meal by itself paired with some curd or aamras.
    Thank you so much for the recipe

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