The Punjab is often referred to as the bread basket of India. This is because it produces around 20% of India’s wheat and over 10 % of India’s rice; which isn’t bad going considering it only covers 1.5% of India’s land area. This agricultural state has some of the most fertile land and Punjab loosely means ‘land of five rivers’. A bit of trivial knowledge to keep under your hat.
My preference was always bread over rice, and the smell that always takes me back to childhood is of freshly cooking chapatti/roti – which my mother would make pretty much every day (except on Fridays – she’d always make chips this day, Bisto gravy optional).
Roti is made on a tava – which isn’t dissimilar to a frying pan, so you don’t need to rush out to buy specialist equipment! Discover the how to of Indian bread making, by searching for whichever bread you’d like to have a go at, from the video archive. I’ve listed these below.