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23 February, 2015

Meatless Monday- In quest of the perfect gluten-free flatbread/ roti

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I have joined a group called Meatless Monday Bloggers where we post a vegetarian recipe on Mondays, and here’s my first! Also, as I had promised to bring something for Fiesta Friday #56, here’s my main course dish, albeit a little late. πŸ™‚

Sharing it at the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck #30 at Poppy’s blog bunnykitchen co-hosted by Angela.

Ever since I noticed some gluten intolerance in myself, I have been experimenting with roti/chapatti made with other flours. It is not easy to make a flat bread with no wheat for binding. One flour mix which has been particularly successful is with buckwheat (kuttu flour in India) and oats. A healthy whole grain mix with mashed potato makes a perfect flat bread, just like the regular roti!

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Check my fellow blogger Charanya’s recipe for making buckwheat roti.

For general tips on making Indian flatbread, visit this earlier post of mine: making green rotis and some tips.

Buckwheat-oats flatbread (gluten-free, vegan)

  • Servings: about 10
  • Time: 40 minutes + refrigeration time
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients:

buckwheat flour (kuttu flour)- 2 cup + more for dusting

oat flour- 1 cup (I used gluten-free)

potato- 2 smallΒ (cooked, peeled, mashed)

psyllium husk– 1-2 tbsp. (optional)

oil- 2 tbsp. + more for plating

warm water- as needed to make dough

salt- to taste

Method:

1. Combine flours, mashed potato, salt and psyllium husk in a mixing bowl or stand mixer (with dough hook).

2. Add oil and warm water slowly while mixing to form a firm but kneadable dough. Roll into a ball.

3. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for an hour.

4. Using a silicone non-stick mat and more buckwheat flour for dusting, make circle shaped rotis with a rolling pin.

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5. Heat a cast-iron skillet at medium-high and make rotis using these tips.

6. Smear with coconut oil or ghee on the top. Store wrapped in a cloth in an airtight container or in aluminum foil.Β Serve with a good side dish.

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Notes:

1. The dough can be stored for 2-3 days in the fridge. It makes better rotis with longer refrigeration.

2. I do not use oil for making the rotis but smear with coconut oil after they are cooked.

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21s COMMENTS

21 thoughts on : Meatless Monday- In quest of the perfect gluten-free flatbread/ roti

  • February 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    It sure amazes me all of the different ingredients you can use depending on health issues. I am not a vegan or have any gluten problems but your flatbread looks good and healthy. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday πŸ™‚

    • February 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much, aunt Juju. Yes, it is only when there is a necessity that we push ourselves to think out of the box. πŸ™‚

    • February 23, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      yes, I’m thrilled with this recipe. πŸ™‚

    • February 25, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      It is a wonder flour, Vidya. πŸ™‚

  • February 23, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I have always wanted to try this kuttu flour, this looks too good Apsara!!! Are you gluten intolerant? I thought you are just experimenting with gluten free food….

    • February 23, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Yes, Malar. I do have mild symptoms of intolerance. I still use some wheat in cooking (and refrain from eating it), but it is becoming less these days.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      It is tasty with just some ghee, yes. Thank you. πŸ™‚

    • February 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      thank you, dear. πŸ™‚

  • February 25, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Looks awesome… πŸ™‚ Just recently I have made buckwheat pancakes and it amazes me how awesome it tastes and how filling it is, especially over a longer period of time.
    Happy Fiesta Friday.

    • February 26, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you, Tina. You’re right, even I find buckwheat to be hearty and filling,truly a wonder flour!

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  • March 10, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    awesome! healthy and fulfilling πŸ™‚ perfect!

    • apsara
      March 10, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      thanks, Anu.

    • apsara
      April 3, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Oh, you’re welcome, dear!

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