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Sel Roti | Crispy Fried Sweet Bread From Sikkim

Sel Roti is a crispy snack from the Indian state of Sikkim that is popularly made during the Tihar Festival. This mildly sweet roti is served with spicy curry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Soaking time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 55 mins
Course: Flatbread, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 12 Rotis
Calories: 188kcal


  • Blender


  • 1 cup Raw rice
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Ghee
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • ⅛th teaspoon Powdered clove
  • for deep frying Oil


  • Wash and soak the rice overnight and the next day drains the water.
  • In a blender, add the drained rice, ghee, cardamom powder, and sugar and blend it to a smooth paste. Add water little by little so that you get a thick batter.
  • Remove the batter to a bowl and using a ladle whip it up for a while, so it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan. Using a ladle, pour the batter in a circle shape into the hot oil. Let it cook on one side and then flip it to the other side using a bamboo stick (or a chopstick).
  • Make sure that you cook these on low flame to get evenly browned and crispy texture.
  • Once it is cooked all the way around, drain it on a paper towel-lined dish.
  • Store Sel Roti in an airtight container once they cool down completely.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg