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Ragi Roti Breakfast Thali served with yogurt, garlic chutney , til ladoo and chaas (Buttermilk)

Ragi Roti | Gluten Free Finger Millet Flatbread

Ragi Roti or Finger Millet Flatbread is a Gluten free , Vegan flatbread made using the Ragi flour or Nachni and is generally served for breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka
Keyword: Gluten Free, Kids, Ragi, Toddler Food, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • Griddle/Tava, Pot


  • 1 Cups Ragi Flour (Finger millet Flour)
  • 1 Cups Water (more or less might be required)
  • 2-3 green chillies (or as per taste, skip for kids if required)
  • 7-8 Curry leaves chopped
  • 1 large size onion finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying and patting the flatbread


  • In a large pan boil the water.
  • Once the water boils, add in the flour and switch off.
  • Mix everything and let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now add in the green chillies, onion, curry leaves, salt and mix everything.
  • You should form a semi soft dough easy enough to pat with your fingers.
  • Heat a griddle/tava on slow.
  • Now either take a polythene, or a damp cloth or a parchment paper.
  • If using polythene lightly grease it with oil.
  • Take about 2 tablespoon of dough and form a ball.
  • Now apply oil on your fingers and form a circular shaped roti around 4-5 inches in diameter.
    Ragi roti being patted on a polythene with holes poked into it
  • Poke 2-3 holes and flip this roti on the hot griddle.
  • One can even pat the roti directly on the hot griddle. I prefer this method.
  • After a min of cooking, drizzle a teaspoon of oil in between the holes and around the edges.
  • Once it is cooked on the bottom flip and cook on the under side by again adding a few drops of oil.
    Ragi roti being cooked on a griddle/tava
  • Serve it hot with curd or chutney.


  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • Instead of Onion one can use Cabbage or capsicum
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