Besan Masala Roti | Spicy Chickpea flour Indian Flatbread

Haryana is one of the wealthiest state of India as it is a rich agriculture state which shares its borders with several states of India like Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. Haryanvi cuisine, the cuisine of the state Haryana is like the people of Haryana : so simple, earthy and totally linked to the land. In Haryana, the emphasis is on food that is wholesome, fresh and prepared with little or no fuss at all. Their staple food is wheat or bajra, so in all total it is ‘Land of Rotis, Vegetables and plenty of Milk and Ghee’. Some other finger licking food of Haryana include Methi Gajar, Singri ki sabzi, Mixed dal, Kachri ki Sabzi, Bajra Aloo Roti Makhan, Churma, Malpuas, Bathua Raita, Besan Masala Roti, Mithe chawal etc. The desserts mainly contain Gajar ka Halwa, Kheer and Rabri made from wheat flour etc.

Since April month comes to end, so in Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge group, the theme for March month challenge is ‘Haryanvi Cuisine’. For this theme, my partner is Poonam who gave me 2 secret ingredients as Gram flour (besan) and Coriander Powder and I gave her as Green Chili and Bay Leaves. Do check her recipe here using the secret ingredients given by me. Gram flour is one of the secret ingredient for me means definitely I have to prepare the Besan Masala Roti / Spicy Chickpea flour Indian Flatbread 😉

 Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge

Well, besan or gram flour is the grounded chickpeas. This besan rotis are prepared from this chickpea flour along with some wheat flour. Since the besan or chickpea flour is totally gluten free, so some wheat flour are added to make the dough easily. Some carom seeds I always prefer to add to the dough, but is optional. Here the masala means a mixture of some spice powder is prepared along with melted ghee and that mixture is then stuffed in the roti. Preferably these besan masala roti are served at breakfast time. Accompaniments for these flaky breads are mostly plain yogurt, any pickle or any gravy type dish. The whole process is so simple and easy. 

So do try this Besan Masala Roti / Spicy Chickpea flour Indian Flatbread. If you tried my recipe and enjoyed fully, then please share some pictures of your creation with me. Also give your valuable feedback either in the comment box below or tag me as #firsttimercook on Instagram. You may also follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+Instagram and can subscribe for free to get new recipes directly into your inbox 😊. Lets go in details.

Preparation Time : 10 mins  |  Cooking Time : 15 mins

Ingredients :        



Besan (chickpea flour)

1 cup

Wheat flour

1 cup

Ajwain (carom seed)

1 tsp

Turmeric powder

1 tsp

Red chili powder

½ tsp

Cumin powder

½ tsp

Coriander powder

½ tsp

Amchur (dry mango powder)

½ tsp

Ghee (melted)

2 tbsp + more


As needed


As needed

Method :

  1. In a mixing bowl take gram flour (besan), wheat flour, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, carom seeds, salt and mix everything well by hand.
  2. Then add water little by little, mix and knead to make a smooth dough.
  3. Cover the bowl and keep aside for some time.
  4. Next in a small bowl take red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, dry mango powder, melted ghee and mix using a spoon.
  5. Now divide the dough into 2 inch size balls.
  6. Take one dough ball, flatten to 4-5 inch disc by pressing in between palm.
  7. Put 1/2 tsp masala filling in the center of the disc and spread a bit using spoon.
  8. Bring together all the sides in the center and seal completely to cover the masala filling.
  9. Now on a lightly dusted rolling board, roll the stuffed dough ball to make roti / chapati (around 6-7 inch circle).
  10. Heat a tawa over medium heat, place the roti and cook from both side.
  11. Apply some ghee on both side and continue to cook till brown spots appear.
  12. Serve hot immediately with yogurt or any pickle !

Notes :

  • Here I have used 1:1 ratio of gram flour and wheat flour. But you may prefer to use 1:1/2 ratio.

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  1. Vidya Narayan

    Sasmita, as I was telling you the other day on FB, this is now going to be soo a breakfast treat at home. I love how the rotis are rolled out thin which is perfect for early morning accompaniment with tea. Lovely share.

  2. Priya Iyer

    Wow, the rotis look so soft! I'm so going to try out this recipe soon. 🙂

  3. Mayuri Patel

    A nice way to get some protein in the morning along with the yogurt. The parathas are perfectly made and look so tempting.

  4. Priya Satheesh

    Looks yummy and such a healthy breakfast menu.. Inviting !

  5. mildly indian

    Oh yummmm, this is going to be a treat in the lunch box.

  6. Sujata Roy

    Besan masala roti looks super tempting. You rolled these so perfectly thin. I would love to have these in breakfast. Healthy and delicious share.

  7. Aruna

    I always order Missi Roti when possible with Punjabi food when dining out. Now I will start making this roti at home. 🙂

  8. Poonam Bachhav

    The besan masala roti paired with raita is a perfect breakfast treat…you have rolled out the roti so well that it looks all the more inviting and presentation is beautiful as always !!

  9. jayashree

    This masala roti looks so flaky and tasty. It will be ideal to make for our breakfast.

  10. CookwithRenu

    Wow this masala roti looks so yummy, perfect with a cup of chai. I love this roti's and can have anytime of the day.

  11. sujitha

    Healthy masala roti.. A filling breakfast menu..

  12. Sujata Shukla

    Lovely post! The images and the colour of the roti, the easy to follow instructions and the treat of a tasty breakfast dish to look forward to!

  13. Priya Suresh

    Extremely inviting masala rotis, just prefect to have for a breakfast or dinner.

  14. Nisa@Flavour Diary
    Nisa@Flavour Diary

    besan masala roti is perfectly presented and looks delicious…lovely share for the challenge….yum

  15. Archana

    Break masala roti are so delicious. Beautifully made.

  16. sujitha

    Healthy Masala Roti, apt for breakfast who starts the day with heavy breakfast..

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