After tasting the rich Lucknowi Dahi Vade, it is the turn for this traditional dish from Uttarakhand, formerly Uttaranchal. It is a relatively new state, carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000.  Uttarakhand is also known as the 'Land of the Gods' due to the various pilgrim centers and temples. Visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath are considered very auspicious by Hindus.

It is also known for its natural beauty and many tourist spots like Dehradun and Nainital. The state is divided into two provinces, Garhwal and Kumaon.

Coming to the recipe for today. I understand that this is made during weddings and other festive occasions. This is a typical Garhwali dish.

Recipe Source - here
Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 1 1/4 cup
Ghee 2 tsp
Sonf/ Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Jaggery 3/4 cup (may be a little less as per taste)
Water 1/2 cup or less
Milk as needed to knead the dough


Method Of Preparation -

Melt the jaggery with a little less than 1/2 cup of water and strain for impurities. Set aside the jaggery solution.

In a mixing bowl, add the wheat flour, fennel seeds, cardamom powder and rub in the ghee.

Add the jaggery solution and knead into a stiff dough. Add milk if needed.

Divide the dough into 6-7 portions. Roll each portion into a (3 inch in diameter and slightly thick) disc.

Heat the griddle/tawa. Place the rolled out disc and cook on both sides spraying as much oil/ghee as needed. 

Remove and continue to make the rest of them.

Serve them warm for a filling snack.


Preparation Time 25 min
Makes 6-7


  1. I see your version uses very little ghee. The fennel and cardamom must have added a really nice flavor. They looks great.

  2. Unknown Says:
  3. this is new to me... love the addition of saunf should be so flavorful..

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Fennel and cardamom that surely makes a flavourful roat, looks absolutely delicious.

  6. Kalyani Says:
  7. Loved all ur dishes in the BM Harini ! This looks a bit like the poli and obbattu except that it's thicker isn't it ... Lovely low fat version too !

  8. That roat has lovely flavours. We make these but with loads and loads of oil / ghee.
    Super marathon!..great experience and learnt so much from you.

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. Wow these have turned out so well Harini..wish I had checked this recipe as well..

  11. Pavani Says:
  12. Roat are perfectly made and look delicious.

  13. Absolutely delicious looking roat,you got a perfect round shape..

  14. Archana Says:
  15. WOW this looks so yum. The flavours sound so delicious. Love it great choice.

  16. jayanthi Says:
  17. looks yummy. wonderful snack. wonder if it'll keep well. would love to eat one everyday

  18. Lovely pictures ...and a wonderful choice !

  19. Perfectly made sweet roti; roat. Looks good.

  20. Padmajha Says:
  21. Looks perfect.Nice choice for the state..

  22. Unknown Says:
  23. wow so perfectly made and stacked roat :) love the addition of saunf and cardamom for flavoring ..

  24. this sweet snack must taste so delicious with the spices used

  25. Suma Gandlur Says:
  26. It must be delicious.
    Can they be stored?

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