Porotta bread in India: Cooking & Baking Posted April 16, 2009 Is it porotta or paratha/parantha/paratta/etc. bread? If it's it's the latter, is should be soft, not hard. The only Indian bread I've ever had that's hard is papadum (and other spellings) which is crispy but not flakey.←It really is porotta:Wikipedia on Porotta vs. ParathaAnd I think you're right on the softness. I'll either have to take it easy in the microwave, or steam/fry it.←Was it a malaysian style indian bread ? I have seen boxes of these bread in Chinese supermarkets in NYC. If so, then they are rarely fit for microwave reheating. Try frying it ?