Besan Ki Roti (Gramflour-Chickpea Flatbread) #glutenfree

‘ Besan ki Roti ‘ or Chickpea Flour Roti is 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
‘ 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.

Besan-Ki-Roti Process : Besan Ki Roti
Some More Indian Bread Options:

Yields 15

Besan Ki Roti (Gram Flour Flatbread)

1 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

16 minTotal Time

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* GLUTENFREE Version * -

1 Cup Gram Flour/Chickpea Flour (Besan)

1/2 Cup Any Glutenfree Oats Flour *

4 Tbsp Fresh Coriander – Chopped

1 Large Green Chili – Thinly Chopped

11/2 Tsp Carom Seed (Ajwain)

1 Tsp Salt – As per taste

1/2 Cup Water – Keep 2-3 tbsp extra

* REGULAR Version (with whole wheat flour) * -

1 Cup Gram Flour/Chickpea Flour (Besan)

1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour *

4 Tbsp Fresh Coriander – Chopped

1 Large Green Chili – Thinly Chopped

11/2 Tsp Carom Seed (Ajwain)

1 Tsp Salt – As per taste

1/2 Cup Water – Keep 2-3 tbsp extra


    *** The Process of Making the Roti is Same for Both Version *** (Choose as per convenience/need)
  1. In a food processor with dough attachment, add all the above mentioned ingredients and pulse to form a smooth and pliable dough. (Takes about 5 minutes or you can make the dough by hand) (Pic1)
  2. Make 15 round balls out of the formed dough and using a rolling pin, roll them into disc shape using dry flour. (Pic2)
  3. Heat nonstick pan on high flame for 2 minutes and then reduce the flames to medium.
  4. Place one of the rolled roti/bread on it. Turn the roti to another side after 1minute (Side up will have bubbles and brown spots). (Pic 3 & 4)
  5. After both sides are browned for 1 minute each, remove the pan and put the roti on high flame, keep tossing it on both sides till they fluff up and evenly golden brown.
  6. Remove Roti and place into serving dish. (Pic: Middle)
  7. Follow step 3 and 4 till all roti/bread is done.
  8. Serve Hot with OR without a dash of butter on each.**
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Side


** If you don't have a flame gas, you can continue cooking the roti/bread on same nonstick pan by turning on either sides and pressing it a little on the side up using a dish towel.



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17 Replies to "Besan Ki Roti (Gramflour-Chickpea Flatbread) #glutenfree"

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    faseela May 25, 2012 (7:43 pm)
    super yummy roti......great puffed up roti...
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    Lavanya May 25, 2012 (10:07 pm)
    I can see a nice blog shaping up here. I am ur new follower. Do visit my blog when you get time :)
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      Molly Kumar May 26, 2012 (12:53 am)
      Hi Lavanya, Thanks for liking "easycookin".
      Did visit your blog and I'm soon going to try some of your recipes.
      Keep Cookin n Enjoying !!!
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    Apoorva Sai September 21, 2012 (9:51 am)
    Gram Flour Indian Bread recipe is good taste and very healthy.
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    Mary Bendfeldt October 14, 2015 (8:57 am)
    I am always curious about the flame part when I have a electric stove. Would you just continue with high heat to make it puff, or will it not work with the besan flour?
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      Molly Kumar October 15, 2015 (5:47 am)
      Hi Mary, you can definitely cook the roti's on high flame. Just need to be quick as they might burn.
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    Sally C March 10, 2016 (7:55 pm)
    Are you sure the measurements are right (flour to water). The paste I got with this recipe can't be rolled. I added perhaps as much as another cup of flour to get something I could work with. Plus, I reserved 3 Tbsp of water to begin with (I assumed that's what you meant when you said "Keep 2-3 Tbsp extra." I'm really interested in this recipe. Thanks for any help you can give. Also, I can hardly read the recipe because the social networking icons cover up the measurements.
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      Sally C March 11, 2016 (3:50 pm)
      Molly, I'm sorry, my first comment was a bit blunt. I apologize. I'm really happy to find this recipe because I like the larger percentage of besan flour to whole wheat flour. I would really love to be able to make it work. Plus, I figured out what I was doing wrong with the website. By zooming in I created my own problem with the social networking icons on the side. Nothing wrong with your website, just me. Thank you for the recipe.
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        Molly Kumar March 11, 2016 (4:31 pm)
        OMG Sally, that is SUPER SWEET of you and please, you don't have to say sorry. I do regret the error on the recipe, which is now corrected and the social share does act weird at times. This was actually one of my initially published recipes (2012) and our favorite flatbread recipe. I really hope you do make it soon and please feel free to write to me, I'm always happy to help :)
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      Molly Kumar March 11, 2016 (4:27 pm)
      Hi Sally, Thanks for writing in and I'm so sorry that the dough didn't turn out right. Although, I'm so glad you brought it to my notice, the water used for the dough is actually 1/2 cup (there was an error and it's fixed). I hope you do give it try again. As for the social share, maybe at times they do act weird, please do try refresh the page - Thanks so much.
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    Amrita January 18, 2017 (1:09 pm)
    Such a great recipe.This I have never made. But will be on my to make list
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    Anita January 20, 2017 (12:54 am)
    Just made these Rotis today . Turned out well , was a bit dry though . But it was delicious none the less. Thanks
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      Molly Kumar January 22, 2017 (2:05 am)
      Hi Anita, I'm so happy you tried these rotis. Besan/Chickpea has a tendency to dry...I would suggest brushing them with a tsp of oil/butter once they are made. This will make them softer and of course more tasty :) Hugs, Molly
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    Vivi November 29, 2017 (5:01 pm)
    FINALLY!!! I made this recipe yesterday, and by my last one, I managed to get it to puff up on a stovetop element in a skillet. Here is how I did it. 1. I made sure not to roll it TOO THIN. 2. I followed the directions as given for preheating my skillet, then lowering the heat. 3. After the initial minute on each side, I kept turning it over as I noticed it was puffing up. This is a very tasty recipe which I shall make again tomorrow, as I must go out today. I found they stayed soft without oil, under a clean dish towel, while I made the others. Thank you so much for this recipe.
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      Molly Kumar December 2, 2017 (6:02 am)
      Hi Vivi, Thanks so much for trying the recipe and I'm so glad you liked it. The roti's do stay soft :)

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