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Chiefly in Singapore: (a piece of) fried unleavened bread, having a chewy, flaky texture and typically served with a curry dipping sauce as a light meal or snack.
1980s; earliest use found in United Press International Newswire. From Hindi roṭī roti + parāṭhā paratha. Compare earlier paratha.
roti prata/ˌrəʊti ˈprɑːtə/
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