Basic Besan ki Roti!

It’s hard to go wrong with this basic besan ki roti! Only using these simple three ingredients; water, ghee/oil and besan gram flour with a little bit of salt as well! It goes well with a lot of Indian dishes- I enjoy it on its own though.

basic besan ki roti
Look at that nicely cooked besan ki roti!

If the dough is too wet; add some more flour to the mix- if it’s too dry add some more water. Make sure to have a balance with it being slightly sticky and reapply flour to the board to make it not stick.

Also to spice up the recipe you can also add some herbs into the mix and other ingredients!

Basic Besan ki Roti Recipe:

besan ki roti

Basic Besan Ki Roti

Josh N.
Make some delicious basic besan ki roti's!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people


  • 3 tbsp olive oil or ghee
  • 100 ml water
  • 300 grams besan gram flour
  • pinch salt


  • First mix the besan gram flour with the water and salt until it has been mixed thoroughly.
    Besan gram flour
  • Add the oil or ghee to the mixture until it is in a ball form- if its too wet add more gram flour; but if its too dry add small amounts of water- it has to be between wet and dry.
    the dough
  • Flour a board then roll out small balls of the mixture into flat circles making sure that the rolling pin is also floured to prevent sticking.
    rolled out dough
  • Place it on a heated skillet then cook for a minute or two then flip and cook the other side for a minute.
    cooking gram besan roti
  • Take off the skillet then add to a plate to set; repeat process until all dough is used up or as much as needed.
    besan ki roti


Keyword besan, besan ki roti, chickpeas, flatbread, gram flour, indian


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