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'I Can't Believe it's Gluten-Free' Cassava and Sorghum Flour Roti

This Gluten-free Cassava and Sorghum Flour Roti has the pliability and taste of 'real' rotis! These are also wonderful as wraps or tortillas. 
Course Bread
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 rotis

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup cassava flour
  • 1/3 cup sorghum flour
  • tbsp  olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp  heaped salt
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp warm water
  • ghee or butter for brushing

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flours, olive oil, and salt. Add the warm water, a little at a time, while continuing to mix the flour with your hands. Make sure the liquid is well absorbed before adding more. Mix and knead until a soft and elastic dough forms. You do not need to knead this dough excessively as you would for traditional rotis. Cover and let the dough rest for 30-40 minutes.
  • Heat a tava, griddle or non-stick (preferably cast iron) skillet to medium-high heat, depending on your stove. You may need to lower the heat after you start making the rotis.
  • Divide the dough into 4 pieces and roll between your hands to form each into a somewhat flat ball. Then place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out with a rolling pin. In between rolling, remove the top parchment and flatten with your hands. Be careful not to apply too much pressure to the rotis while rolling them out. You do not want them too thin.
  • Remove the top paper and gently turn out to your hand and place on the hot skillet. Let it cook for about a minute or until the bottom sets, then flip with a large spatula and smear it with a bit of ghee or butter. Let this cook again for about a minute and then flip again, adding more oil or butter, if desired. Flip a couple more times, while pressing gently with the spatula, until the roti is completely cooked. Cover with a cloth and serve immediately.

Notes

  • These rotis puff up in places but not entirely. 
  • I have found it to be easier to roll these out between parchment paper versus dusting them and rolling out as I do for other gluten-free flatbread recipes. 
  • These may be stored in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for 24-48 hours. Reheat in the microwave or skillet.