Gluten Free / Grain Free Roti
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Grain free / gluten free ingredients come together to make a delicious roti that mimics parathas.
Recipe type: Gluten free / Grain Free
Cuisine: Caribbean / Indian
Serves: 3 Rotis
  • 1 cup of Almond Flour
  • 1 cup of Arrowroot Flour plus extra for dusting the dough
  • 4 teaspoons of xantum gum
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons of warm water
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons of melted ghee
  • ½ cup of avocado oil or similar oil for cooking
  • Parchment Paper
  1. Combine the almond flour, arrowroot flour, xantum gum, salt and baking power in a large bowl and mix together well
  2. Then add the water and bring together to form a soft but stiff dough
  3. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes, then divide into 3 large balls. Then divide each of the 3 balls into two
  4. Roll one ball out until it is paper thin, the place on a sheet of parchment paper and set aside
  5. Then roll another ball out until paper thin and brush with about 1 teaspoon of melted ghee
  6. Next add the first rolled out dough on top of the dough covered in ghee
  7. You use a pizza cutter to cut the rolled out roti into rounded edges
  8. Then using your rolling pin, roll the roti to seal the two layers together
  9. Next place your skillet or tawa on medium heat and bring up to temperature
  10. When skillet is hot but not smoking Add roti to a skillet and cook until large air pockets form on top of the roti. This should take about 1 minute
  11. Then flip the roti over, brush with oil and flip again.
  12. Next brush the roti with some more oil and flip one more time
  13. Allow the roti to cook until lots of brown spots form on the roti then remove from heat. This step should take about 1 to 2 minutes
  14. Gently clap the roti to separate the layers and give the top a slightly flakey roti look
  15. Allow to cool before serving
This will not taste exactly like parathas but it is the closest thing I've made
It will not get really flaky and fluffy but there will be layers
This gluten free roti works really well for wrapping up chicken and other curries
To reheat the roti, place in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 second increments until you get the desired temperature
Recipe by Metemgee at