Besan Ki Roti (Gramflour-Chickpea Flatbread) #glutenfree
‘ Besan ki Roti ‘ or Chickpea Flour Rotiis a quick and easy recipe to eat with curry or vegetables. You can enjoy them at any meal or make them for party or get-together. I have customized it by mixing gram flour(besan) with some glutenfree oats flour, however, if you eat gluten, then you can add whole wheat flour (atta). This version is much easier to make, healthier and lighter on the tummy as ‘Only Chickpea Flour’ rotis tends to crumble while making and sometimes result in bloating. ‘ Besan ki Roti / Chickpea Roti / Gramflour Roti ‘ call it by any name, it’s one of the same things. ‘Besan’ is the traditional Indian name for Chickpea flour/Gramflour and these roti’s are extremely popular in the northern Indian household. They go with any kind of curry, vegetables or even daal (lentils).
Here are some Quick Tips on Making Your Perfect ‘ Besan ki Roti ‘ :
GLUTENFREE Version: Since besan is not gluttonous, the roti’s or any kind of flatbread you make out of them will break. Hence we add another slightly more binding flour along with it to make the dough more pliable. So for the Glutenfree version, I’m adding some glutenfree oats flour but you can use any other glutenfree flour as well.
Regular Version (with whole wheat flour): This is the most common mixer in any besan ki roti. The gluten in whole wheat flour makes it extremely flexible and the roti’s don’t break, are much softer and easier to store.
Now, I also like adding a little bit of cilantro and carrom seeds (ajwain) in my besan ki roto, however, it’s completely up to you if you want to add this flavoring.
Storage: The dough for this Roti/Bread can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2-3days.
Some More Indian Bread Options:
Makki ki Roti (Cornmeal Indian Bread)
Stovetop Tandoori Roti
Methi Paratha – How to make Indian Fenugreek Flatbread