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Gluten Free Rotis recipes

Last Updated : Feb 10,2024

ग्लूटेन मुक्त रोटी | लस मुक्त | ग्लूटिन फ्री रोटी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Gluten Free Rotis recipes in Hindi)
ગ્લૂટન મુક્ત રોટી વાનગીઓ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Gluten Free Rotis recipes in Gujarati)

Gluten Free Rotis

An Indian meal never seems complete without rotis, so it is natural for gluten-intolerant folks to be at a loss what to substitute it with! Not to worry, you can still have your share of satiating and delicious rotis without using wheat flour. Each gluten-free roti in this section is designed in a beautiful way to ensure that it is finger-licking tasty! Combine flours like bajra, jowar or ragi with simple spices or veggies like mooli, methi or garlic, and watch (oh, taste) the magic unfurl!

11 Gluten Free Indian Flours

1. Jowar Flour (Sorghum/White Millet Flour):  This flour is made from whole dry jowar and is creamy white or yellow in colour. Being low in fat and high in protein, it provides with a healthy gluten free alternative.
It is popularly used in some Maharashtrian delicacies and in many Gujarati snacks too. Pancakes or dosas can be made crispy by adding a little jowar flour to the dosa batter. Jowar flour has also gained popularity in gluten free baking. It is difficult to make roll with its dough due to it not being so elastic; and so it is mostly rolled between two sheets of plastic or shaped by hand. You can try Jowar Pyaz ki Roti.

Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti ( Healthy Breakfast)Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti ( Healthy Breakfast)

2.  Ragi / Nachni Flour (Finger millet / Red Millet Flour)The flour from these tiny red grains is reddish brown in colour. It has a slightly bland flavour and a nutty aroma. It has a high nutritional content, especially calcium, iron and protein. It is used widely in Karnataka, the most popular preparation being Ragi Mudde. It is also used to prepare Indian breads like bhakri, pancakes, Ragi roti and dosas.  

Maharashtrian Style Nachni Bhakri, Ragi BhakriMaharashtrian Style Nachni Bhakri, Ragi Bhakri

3.  Bajra Flour (Pearl Millet Flour/Black millet flour)Bajra flour is made from the small round grains of black millet. Bajra flour is greyish in colour and has a slightly nutty flavour. It is most commonly used in winters.

It is known to be a multi-nutrient as it is rich in protein, iron, calcium, folic acid, magnesium and zinc. Being highly alkaline in nature, it is known to be good for those who have acidity problems. We suggest you try Stuffed Bajra Roti and Bajra Aloo Roti.

Bajra Aloo Roti ( Gluten Free Recipe)Bajra Aloo Roti ( Gluten Free Recipe)

It is mixed with other flours to make some Indian breads like bhakri, theplas etc. One can innovate and add a variety of fillings to make stuffed bajra parathas.

Stuffed Bajra Parathas, Bajra ParathaStuffed Bajra Parathas, Bajra Paratha

4.  Rajgira flour (Amaranth/Ramadana flour): It is obtained from Rajgira Ramadana which is the seed of the Amaranth plant. It is a very rich source of protein, calcium and iron.It is usually used during fasts to prepare ladoos, puris, theplas etc. 

5.  Soya Flour: Soya flour is pale yellow coloured flour and is made from whole soyabeans that have been roasted and ground. It has a peculiar nutty flavour and odour which is rare in other flours. It is high in protein, fibre, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B and zinc. It is extremely useful to build strong bones and enhance iron levels in the body.

6.  Buckwheat (Kuttu) flourIt is called "Kutti-no daro" in Gujarati and "kutto" in most other Indian languages. It is a fine powder with a slightly sour flavor and is popularly used during the nine day Navratri fast to prepare dhoklas, pancakes, puris etc. Try Suva Buckwheat Roti.
Buckwheat is rich in protein and calcium which is needed to build strong bones. It is rich in fibre and has the highest amount of iron amongst the flours.

Suva Buckwheat RotiSuva Buckwheat Roti

7. Rice flour /Brown Rice flourRice flour / brown rice flour is the finely ground powder of de-husked rice. Brown rice is also called “unpolished rice” and is healthier than white rice flour because of its high fibre content. We suggest the popular Mahrashtrian bread called Chawal Bhakri had with Red Chilli Thecha.

Chawal BhakriChawal Bhakri

Though white rice is moderately high in protein, it is also rich in carbohydrate content (starch). Therefore, it is advisable to restrict its quantity and have it in combination with vegetables. It is an essential part of south Indian cuisine and is used to make dosas, upma and many savoury and sweet snacks.

8. Besan (Bengal gram flour)Bengal gram flour is made from 100% pure chana dal and is rich in protein, carbohydrates, calcium, folic acid, zinc and potassium.
It is most commonly used for preparing many savoury and sweet snacks; onion bhaji, traditional potato and vegetable pakodas being the most popular ones. Coarsely ground besan is also used in the preparation of some famous Indian sweets like mohanthaal, mysore pak, laddoos etc.

Jowar Bajra Garlic RotiJowar Bajra Garlic Roti

9. Maize flour (Makai ka atta)Maize flour is made from dried corn and is milled from the whole corn kernels. It is yellow, coarse and odourless flour with a slightly sweet flavour. Try the Makai Methi Roti.

Makai Methi RotiMakai Methi Roti

In India, it is used to prepare snacks like dhoklas, pancakes etc. Mexican cuisine has an array of dishes like tortillas, tacos, nachos where maize flour is the main ingredient.

10. CornflourCornflour is derived from the starch of the corn kernels. It is white in colour and has a soft and fine texture. It is odourless and has a mild taste. Cornflour is known for its lump free thickening properties – since it blends easily when combined with a cold liquid, it eliminates the hazards of lump forming.
It is used to prepare pancakes, crepes etc. and as a binding agent in various snack preparations like tikkis etc. In Chinese cuisine, it is extensively used as a thickening agent in soups, sauces and gravies.

11. Arrowroot flour: It is ground from the dried roots of the Marantha plant (also called Paniphal, Tikora), and is very useful as a thickener. This fine whitish flour is tasteless, and becomes clear when it is cooked, which makes it ideal for thickening sauces. 

This is used during fasts. It is also used as a thickener for clear fruit sauces, gravies, soups etc. Due to its binding properties, it finds use in baking too.

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Chawal Bhakri
Recipe# 40160
14 Jun 22

 by Tarla Dalal
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Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
14 Jun 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Jowar Roti
Recipe# 41569
23 Nov 23

 by Tarla Dalal
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Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4660
03 May 21

 by Tarla Dalal
jowar pyaz ki roti recipe | healthy sorghum onion Indian bread | iron rich roti | with 18 amazing images. jowar pyaz ki roti recipe is a healthy roti made from simple ingredients like jow ....
Cauliflower and Bajra Roti, Bajra Gobi Paratha
Recipe# 22219
12 Feb 24

 by Tarla Dalal
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Akki Roti, Karnataka Rice Flour Roti
Recipe# 41991
14 Oct 22

 by Tarla Dalal
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Suva Buckwheat Roti
Recipe# 41746
09 Jul 21

 by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-wateringly tasty buckwheat rotis flavoured with aromatic dill leaves, this recipe is a delightful treat for your palate and your stomach. Made with alkaline flours like buckwheat and jowar, these rotis are spiced mildly with common ingredients like green chilli paste and a dash of pepper. ....
Palak Paneer Roti  (  Gluten Free Recipe )
Recipe# 38086
10 Jun 22

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
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Mooli Jowar ki Roti  (  Gluten Free Recipe )
Recipe# 38597
02 Dec 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Bland jowar flour complements the pungent taste of radish in these simple but wholesome rotis. Accompany the rotis with curds and enjoy it as a meal.
Maharashtrian Style Nachni Bhakri,  Ragi Bhakri
Recipe# 38627
24 Aug 21

 by Tarla Dalal
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Maharashtrian style nachni bhakri | ragi bhakri | nachni roti | with amazing 16 images. The Maharashtrian style nachni bhakri has a rustic flavour and earthy aroma, which warm your soul an ....
Methi Makai ki Roti     (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38628
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
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Green chillies add a pungent touch to these rustic maize flour and fenugreek rotis. Maize flour is difficult to roll so use a light hand while making the rotis.
Garlic Roti  (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38600
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Garlic, green chilli paste and sesame seeds add a distinctive flavour to these otherwise bland rotis. For best results, serve these easy-to-make rotis with a smattering of ghee.
Suva Chawal Roti (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38590
30 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A mildly spiced rice flour roti with the distinctive flavour of dill. Serve with a subzi or dal.
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Recipe# 33158
05 Jul 21

by Tarla Dalal
gluten free ragi roti recipe | Ragi roti recipe | healthy nachni roti | with amazing 20 images A hearty roti that is sure to remind you of home. The gluten free ragi roti has a rustic flav ....
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