Gluten Free Chapatis

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Gluten Free Chapatis - Ramani's Recipes
Chapatis ( Indian Bread ) made out of amaranth flour or rajgira flour {Indian name},rice flour and mashed potato are gluten free, nutritious and are tasty too.To spice it up,green chilly,coriander leaves,cumin and ginger garlic paste can be added.The dough can either be made into crisp puris which are fried and more calorific or rolled into chapatis.This recipe serves about six chapatis or ten puris.

Ingredients Quantity
Rajgira Flour 1 cup
Rice Flour ½ cup
Bolied Mashed Potatoes ½ cup
Green Chillies 2
Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) 1 bunch
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin Seed Powder ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Water as required
Polythene sheets 2


  1. Make a paste with green chillies,coriander leaves,ginger garlic paste and keep it aside.

  2. Take a bowl and add the rajgira flour,rice flour,salt,green chilly paste,cumin powder and mashed potato and mix it well to form a fairly stiff dough. If water is required you may use a little.

  3. Rest the dough for fifteen minutes or less.

  4. Divide the dough into equal lemon sized balls for chapatis.

  5. Heat a flat greased pan.

  6. Take one ball of the dough and place it on a polythene sheet and cover the dough with the other sheet. Roll it out with a rolling pin into a round shape about four to five inches in diameter.

  7. Place this chapati on the hot greased pan and cook on low heat till it is slightly brown and turn the side.Pour about half a teaspoon of oil over and along the sides of the chapati so that the edges get brown. When both the sides are light brown and cooked, remove and continue with the next one.

  8. For puris roll them between the polythene sheets into thicker and smaller size and deep fry them till golden brown and crisp.

  9. Serve them hot with green chilly pickle or vegetable pickle or with dhal or any vegetable dish.


balvinder at: January 3, 2011 at 5:07 PM said...

Hi Ramani

I am gluten free and I am always looking for good gluten free recipies. I use amaranth flour for other things but never made chapaties with it.I am certainly going to try this.


Ramani Ramaiah at: January 12, 2011 at 6:57 AM said...

Its good you are using amaranth flour.I am working on more gluten free recipes.Take care Ramani

vk at: March 13, 2011 at 4:02 AM said...

Hi Ramani,

all yammi yammi once.............. wishing to prepare for Annu

Ramani Ramaiah at: March 14, 2011 at 1:44 AM said...

Hi Padmaja,
Nice you liked this recipe.Try it! Ramani

Anonymous at: July 9, 2011 at 7:56 AM said...

Hi Ramani,

Thanks for the post.Please post some more gluten free recipes.Really need this for my son.


mobilier gradina at: September 1, 2011 at 11:43 PM said...

In my opinion this looks like a delicious recipe and i think that it is not so difficult so i will try it very soon. I will post again after i will try it, thanks for sharing.

Ramani Ramaiah at: September 2, 2011 at 10:25 PM said...

Thanks Please try it and is not difficult.

Anonymous at: December 18, 2011 at 7:36 PM said...

thanks Ramani.I was looking for alternative flour to make chapathi for my son.

Ramani Ramaiah at: December 20, 2011 at 9:59 PM said...

Hope your son will enjoy them.Take care Ramani

Ramani Ramaiah at: December 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM said...

Hope your son will enjoy them.Take care Ramani

Anonymous at: January 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM said...

Hi Ramani,

Before I try this recipe out a couple of a question Can I leave out the Chilli paste as I am not used to eating spicy food . I am told by my friends that Rajgira flour is same as amaranth flour Is it right ?

Please let me know , I would like to try this out as I am vegetarian suffering from celiac disease . I am also allergic to flour made from nuts and any dairy product.

Thanks , awaiting your comment


Anonymous at: January 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM said...

Where can I buy amaranth flour from?

Ramani Ramaiah at: February 6, 2013 at 9:23 AM said...

Yes you leave the spicy paste if you are not used to that.This a flour from a kind of greens so there is no nuts or dairy product. Sorry for replying so late as I was busy. Take care. Ramani

Ramani Ramaiah at: February 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM said...

Amaranth flour or ragira flour ( Indian name) is available in any grocery store.Take care. Ramani

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