Ragi Roti

Plain Ragi Roti made with ragi flour (finger millet flour).

These Rotis are wealthy in protein, calcium, and sans gluten. They are otherwise called Nachni Roti.

Experiencing childhood in North India, I for the most part ate wheat and rice, that is the thing that was on the menu ordinarily for lunch and supper.

I was not exceptionally mindful of various grains at that point. Possibly it was only the time, in those days during the 90s in India individuals generally gobbled what they grew up eating and were happy with cooking. In any event that was the situation in north India.

Things have changed a ton today, individuals are well-being cognizant and remembering various grains for their eating regimen. Quite possibly the most famous ones are millets.

Also, there’s a valid justification why millets have acquired such a lot of prevalence throughout the long term. They are loaded with fiber, supplements, cell reinforcements and have a few medical advantages.

They are additionally sans gluten and interest in without gluten diet has certainly brought about more prominent interest in millets also. There are such countless assortments of millets however and I am gradually learning about them.

One of my top choices as of late has been Ragi (finger millet). Recall when I shared these ragi treats recently, I said that I have been eating a ton of ragi nowadays and will share more plans utilizing it.

All things considered, so here’s the way I have been eating ragi consistently, as Ragi Roti (which is otherwise called Nachni roti).

These Rotis are excessively simple to make with the strategy that I will share and they make a truly healthy and good Rotis.

Ragi Rotis are famous in Karnataka and Maharashtra anyway they were not something I ate when I was nearly nothing. Growing up I was aware of one kind of roti – the fundamental wheat roti/chapati. I didn’t realize that you could make Rotis with different grains.

Yet, presently I attempt to remember more grains for my eating routine and this ragi roti is unquestionably a most loved nowadays. Sarvesh likewise appreciates eating them which is immense in addition to!

These Ragi Roti

✔perfect for sans gluten diet.

✔they are wealthy in calcium, iron, and protein.

✔can be eaten with any curry or dal.

A few investigations likewise show that these Rotis can help control glucose, cholesterol and weight acquire.

These Rotis are made unexpectedly. There’s one where cleaved onions, chilies, and so on are added to it and it’s normally had as a morning meal (this sort is regular in Karnataka). They are somewhat thicker.

I for one make these plain ragi chapatis/roti more since they appear to be a more commonsense swap for the wheat Rotis that I grew up eating.

Furthermore, these turn out slim which is the way I like my roti with dal and sabzi.

How do these Roti’s taste: they have an exceptionally gritty, rural taste.

It certainly can require some investment to become accustomed to the flavor. These Rotis are additionally very dry so it’s very a smart thought to apply some ghee or vegetarian margarine on top whenever they are cooked.

One thing which I need to specify here is that these Rotis feel light on your stomach when you eat them. Dissimilar to wheat roti, I can eat like 3-4 of these and not feel weighty or full.

So that is unquestionably been immense in addition to for me.

Rolling the Rotis: since these are sans gluten, you may experience some difficulty moving them. Truly, if you follow this strategy of heating the water and adding flour to it, why roll without any problem.

Truly, I move them for what it’s worth on my Chakla (moving board) and deal with no issue. Nonetheless, if you are having issues rolling the Rotis, you can generally utilize material paper or plastic sheets to move them.


These Rotis don’t need a huge load of fixings. Just 4!

Ragi flour: this is flour made with ragi which is a finger millet. You can discover this flour all things considered Indian supermarkets.

You can likewise think that it is on the web. This flour has a dim tone and that is the reason the Rotis show up very dull in shading.

Water: so to make these plain Rotis we utilize boiling water.

Since the flour is without gluten, boiling water helps in tenderizing the flour together and the Rotis are such a great deal simpler to move along these lines.

Oil: I like adding a little oil to the water, yet that is discretionary, you can skip it.

Salt: for flavor, I do add a spot of salt however again it’s up to you.

So fundamentally, you need just 2 essential fixings ragi flour and high temp water. The rest 2 fixings are discretionary however suggested.

Another discretionary fixing is ghee, which you would apply on the Rotis whenever they are cooked. This aids in keeping the Rotis delicate.

Since these Rotis are very dry, it’s a smart thought to apply some ghee on them or veggie lover spread (if you are vegetarian).

Serving Suggestions

These Rotis are best appreciated hot. I would truly suggest destroying them right whenever they are cooked.

They dry out later, particularly if you have not applied any ghee or margarine on top. Thus, eat them when you cook them.

The ragi roti is best appreciated with dals like masoor dal and sabzis like aloo gobi!

As often as possible Asked Questions

Is ragi roti sans gluten?

Indeed, these Rotis are sans gluten.

Would I be able to add wheat flour to these Rotis?

Indeed on the off chance that you need, you can make these with half entire wheat (atta) and half ragi. These will not be without gluten at that point.

Would I be able to make the Rotis without oil?

Indeed, you may skirt the oil in the formula. I do like adding it, however.

Are these Roti’s vegetarian?

Indeed, they are. On the off chance that you apply ghee on them after they are cooked, they will not be a veggie lover at that point.


1-Add water to a container and put it on medium-high warmth. Add oil, salt and let it go to a full bubble.

2-As soon as it reaches boiling point, add the ragi flour and mood killer the warmth.

3-Remove skillet from heat and with a spatula blend the flour. It will feel exceptionally firm from the outset however continue to blend and it will blend ultimately.

4-Transfer to a sheet of material paper, and give a decent blend. Be cautious if the mixture is hot utilize the sides of the material paper to work. You don’t have to ply here (since there’s no gluten), simply ensuring everything is blended well.

5-Let the batter chill off for 10 minutes and afterward partition into 4 sections 42 grams each.

6-Take one section, move it between your palms to an adjust, and afterward, level it and residue it with ragi flour.

7-Now begin rolling the batter utilizing a moving pin. You can move on the material paper or it will likewise effectively move on the moving board (Chakla). Generally without gluten flours are more enthusiastic to roll however with this technique, ragi Rotis roll without any problem.

On the off chance that you are experiencing difficulty, yes use material paper to roll. In the meantime heat a Tawa or skillet on medium-high warmth.

8-Roll to a flimsy circle of around 5 to 6 inches distance across.

9-Place the moved roti on the hot Tawa.

10-Cook for around 40 seconds on one side, at that point flip and cook the opposite side.

11 and 12-Flip again and apply tension on the roti utilizing a paper towel or napkin, it will puff up. Turn the opposite side and cook for not many more seconds. You can likewise put them straightforwardly on warmth and cook them like you would cook a Phulka/roti.

Apply ghee (if utilizing) and serve ragi roti promptly with any curry or dal of decision.

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