Recipe by UmmBinat
Gluten free but not corn free. This is an unleavened Indian flatbread which is made from Jowar, Sorghum here. The flour is gluten-free and so making these rotis (chapattis) is not as easy as making whole wheat rotis/chapattis. Despite not containing gluten, these are quite soft and have a somewhat nutty flavor. Traditionally, eaten for lunch or dinner with a dollop of unsalted home-made butter and garlic chutney, these rotis can be served with any vegetable curry. Recipe originally from http://www.aayisrecipes.com
Top Review by magpie diner
This was a really unusual dough to work with, but pliable and forgiving, so I liked it. I also ended up using a lot more flour to make it into a kneadable dough, and then liberally added more flour for rolling out. As another reviewer mentioned, I would also like to know what the best way to cook them is - dry pan or not. I tried both ways and found a little oil made them cook better and puff up more. Once cooked they have a nice texture, so don't judge it by the dough. I wish I would have added some more salt to the dough, I only put a pinch in the water...should have been more like 1/2 tsp. I'm impressed that the leftovers are still soft and haven't turned into hard frisbees like my usual rotis do! thanks for sharing UmmBinat - this was my first time using this flour, I'm sure I'll try this recipe again.
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat water and add salt.
- When it starts boiling, add the flour and mix continuously till all the water is absorbed. Take off the heat.
- When it is still hot, knead the dough on a flat board.
- Spread using the rolling pin (For rolling, apply dry flour as much as needed. If the roti breaks, make it into a ball again, apply some more flour and roll).
- Fry on the heated tava (griddle made from cast iron, I use a cast iron frying pan).
- Serve hot.