Gluten-free flatbreads: roti to scoop up your stew

Gluten-free flatbreads: roti to scoop up your stew
Gluten-free vegan flatbreads
Not perfectly round but oh so tasty

I’ll let you into a secret: I love eating with my hands. Camping in Africa and standing around the fire, grilling these gluten-free flatbreads for breakfast is one of my fondest food memories. So simple, so basic, so delicious! But don’t throw away your cutlery just yet.  How about making some bread to help scoop up that curry, stew,…? Meet roti, the little breads popular in India and Nepal.  These are quick to make and very versatile.  So, next time you cannot be bothered to cook rice, have a go at making these gluten-free flatbreads.  And to make it extra easy, I have created a little how-to video for you which you can find here.

Roti flatbreads

Gluten free flatbreads
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Rolling out10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 flatbreads


  • 100 g strong wholemeal flour
  • 60 ml water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil


Mix the flour, salt and water together and kneed for a couple of minutes.

    Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll each into a ball.

      Using a little flour, roll out each of the balls into a thin circle, the size of a small plate. Add more flour if needed, i.e. if the dough is too sticky to roll out.

        Place a heavy pan on the stove and once hot, place the first circle into the pan.

          Cook for 30secs until you notice a few bubbles. Turn the bread over and cook for a further 30secs.

            Keep cooking for a few more seconds until the bread puffs up and browns slightly in spots.

              Remove from the pan, brush with a little melted coconut oil and keep warm in a tea towel until you have finished cooking the rest.


                Add some dried cumin seeds or caraway seeds to the bread dough for a change in flavour.
                You can use other gluten free flours or whole meal flour if gluten isn’t a problem for you.

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