Jowar and Sweet Potato Rotis

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Makes 4

Time: 30 mins

“Did you know that millets are some of the oldest cultivated crops in the world? they can thrive in harsh environments without the need for chemical fertilizers or pesticides. That’s why we chose jowar for our gluten-free millet roti recipe – it’s not only nutritious but also soft and delicious,”


  • 1/2 teaspoon jaggery powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon rock salt
  • 1/2 cup jowar flour
  • 1 tablespoon roasted flaxseed powder
  • 1/4 cup boiled and mashed sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 2 tablespoons hot water


Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, except the hot water. Mix well with your hands.

Add the hot water. combine everything, and knead into a dough. Cover, and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Divide the dough into 4 balls. Dust the rolling board with some flour, flatten each ball, and place it on the rolling board. Roll each ball into a small roti of 3.5″ with a rolling pin (belan).

Heat a cast iron tawa and cook the rotis on medium flame. Do not use oil or ghee.

Serve warm with sabzi.

Benefits of the Recipe

  1. Nutrient-rich: Jowar flour is a good source of essential nutrients, including fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes add additional vitamins, especially vitamin A, and minerals to the recipe.
  2. Low-Glycemic: Jowar flour and sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index compared to refined wheat flour, making this recipe suitable for those looking to manage blood sugar levels.
  3. High in Fiber: Both jowar flour and sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, promoting digestive health, aiding in weight management, and providing a feeling of fullness.
  4. Flaxseed Boost: The addition of roasted flaxseed powder adds omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants, contributing to heart health and overall well-being.
  5. No Refined Ingredients: This recipe avoids the use of refined flours and oils, making it a healthier alternative compared to traditional rotis made with all-purpose flour.
  6. Gluten-Free: Jowar flour is naturally gluten-free, making this recipe suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
  7. Balanced Flavor: The combination of jaggery powder, rock salt, and coriander creates a well-balanced and flavorful profile without the need for excessive salt or sugar.
  8. Quick and Easy: This recipe requires minimal preparation and cooking time, providing a convenient option for those with a busy lifestyle.
  9. Versatile: These rotis can be served with various vegetable sabzis, making it a versatile and nutritious option for a complete meal.
  10. Energy Boost: The complex carbohydrates from jowar flour and sweet potatoes provide a sustained release of energy, making this recipe a good choice for a satisfying and nourishing meal.

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