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Sel Roti Recipe (Nepalese ring-Shaped Sweet bread)

Drashti Dholakia
15 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Sel Roti Recipe (Nepalese ring-Shaped Sweet bread) RECIPE

Sel roti is a traditional Nepalese sweet ring-shaped bread prepared during Dashain and Tihar festivals. Sikkim has majority of Nepali community which makes seal roti a famous food there. This mildly sweet bread is prepared with rice. Rice is soaked overnight and grinded to a fine paste. It is then mixed with sugar, ghee, water and flavoured with cardamom. This can be served for breakfast or as a tea-time snack with tea/coffee or other beverages.

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Assam and North East
  • Frying
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. ½ cup raw rice
  2. 2 tablespoon sugar
  3. 2 tablespoon ghee
  4. 1 tablespoon rice flour
  5. ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder/elaichi powder
  6. 1-2 tablespoon water + water for soaking rice
  7. oil for deep frying


  1. Wash and soak the rice overnight. Next day, drain the excess water from the rice.
  2. Take drained rice in a mixer jar and blend to a fine paste
  3. Take the paste in a bowl and add sugar, ghee, rice flour and cardamom powder to it.
  4. Gradually add about 1-2 tablespoon water to it and whisk well till sugar dissolves completely. Batter should be of a thick consistency.
  5. Heat oil in a wide pan. Using a ladle, pour the batter in a circle shape into the hot oil. Reduce the flame to medium and let it cook on one side. Flip it to the other side using a tong.
  6. Fry till it gets light golden brown from both sides.
  7. Remove and drain on an absorbent paper.
  8. Store them in an air tight container once they cool down completely. Serve them as a tea-time snack.

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