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Ragi Roti

 Published 2015-Aug-23   Updated 2017-May-31

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Ragi Chapatti, Finger Millet Roti, Finger Millet Adai, Kelvaragu Adai, Nachani Roti)

I love to add Ragi as part of our diet at least once in a week. This is one of the dishes that I make often. It is called Ragi Chapatti or Ragi Roti. In South India Ragi Roti is made with vegetables, chilies and onions. It is also called the Ragi Adai. It tastes very good but has a thicker texture. So it may not be very kid friendly.

Here is a softer version of the Ragi Roti that kids will surely enjoy. This recipe was shared by one of my friends. Wheat flour is added to give a little extra binding. If you want to make it gluten free, just skip it. Potato is added which gives a very soft texture. I also make without potatoes at times, in which case the rotis will be little thicker. 

Recipe for Ragi Roti

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Ragi Flour - 1 cup
  • Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Potato - 1  (boiled and mashed)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for making the rotis


  1. Boil and mash one big potato.
  2. Take the mashed potato, flours and salt in a bowl.
  3. Mix it and knead it to form a stiff dough. The moisture from the potato will be enough to form the dough. Sprinkle few drops of water if needed.
  4. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Take a gooseberry sized portion of the dough and roll it out using dry wheat flour to about 6" diameter.
  6. Heat a tawa and cook the roti on both sides. Small brown spots appear on both sides as an indication that it is cooked. It will take about a minute on each side.
  7. Remove the ragi roti from the tawa and store in a hot box until you are ready to to eat. Tasty and healthy ragi rotis are ready to be served.

Serving Ragi Roti

  • Serve with any veg or non veg side dish just like you serve with regular chapattis. Here I have served it with some cauliflower kurma.

Cauliflower Kurma

More Ragi/Millet Recipes

Ragi Adai Ragi Adai Ragi Puttu Ragi Puttu Bhakri Bhakri Ragi Idli/ Dosai Ragi Idli/ Dosai
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Comments (2)

Person   ()
Gluten free roti. Well, if you were rolling the dough in wheatflour...then it's NOT GLUTEN FREE
Person   ()
Hi Chris, I haven't listed this under gluten free recipes.

You can still make it gluten free by skipping the wheat flour. The potato added will give the binding required.

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