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Besan Roti



Besan Roti is a type of Indian flatbread made with chickpea flour (besan). It is a popular dish in North India and is usually served with a variety of curries and vegetables. The dough is made with besan, water, and salt and is then rolled out into thin circles and cooked on a hot griddle. Wheat flour may be added to hold the dough together. The roti is usually served hot and can be eaten with pickles, chutneys, and other accompaniments.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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whole wheat flour

2 cups

besan (gram flour)

1 cup


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

ajwain (carom seeds)

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

warm water

1/2 cup

ghee or butter

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

In a large bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, besan, salt, oil, cumin seeds, ajwain, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala.

Step 2:

Add the warm water and mix until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth and pliable.

Step 3:

Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.

Step 4:

Heat a griddle or tawa over medium heat.

Step 5:

Take one ball of dough and roll it out into a thin circle.

Step 6:

Place the roti on the griddle and cook for 1-2 minutes until the bottom is lightly browned.

Step 7:

Flip the roti and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.

Step 8:

Brush the top of the roti with ghee or butter and cook for another minute.

Step 9:

Remove the roti from the griddle and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 11069 users have chowed down on Besan Roti a whopping 23343 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Besan Roti like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Besan Roti, our users are head over heels in june, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Besan Roti is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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