Oats Roti: A Healthful Version of the Beloved Flatbread

Oats Roti: A Healthful Version of the Beloved Flatbread

A healthy life is the secret to success. And the secret to a healthy life is healthy eating. Just as we regularly update our phone’s software for smoother functioning, we also need to regularly update our diet and eating habits so that our meals help us function better as well! Incorporating a variety of cereals into our diet is one way to increase the optimum functioning of your body. So why not try some healthy cereal alternatives, such as oats roti?

Oats roti is just roti made out of oat flour. Oat flour is nothing but finely ground oats, and it is packed with numerous nutrients. Oats (Avena sativa) and oat flour are loaded with dietary fiber, and micronutrients like calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin C, selenium, zinc, etc., and it is high in complex carbohydrates and protein. This means oats flour boosts your energy, maintains your bone health, improves your digestion, and enhances your immunity. Furthermore, oat flour has a low GI value, which makes it ideal for diabetics and people watching their sugar intake. And to top it all off, it is completely gluten-free!

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In this article, we shall be exploring how to make oats roti, which is a very simple recipe, and the easiest way to incorporate oats into your diet on a day-to-day basis. We are going to explore two methods of making oats roti, a traditional method of making them by hand, and an automated, time-efficient method of making them with the Rotimatic.

How to Make Oats Roti

Now that we know the benefits of oats roti, let us understand the process of making it. All you have to do is take store-bought oats flour, salt, any aromatics, spices, and water, and knead it into a simple dough. Let it rest for some time, portion it out into small dough balls, roll it into rotis, and roast it on a tawa. It is that simple! Oats flour roti is fiber-rich, which means it is light on your digestive system, but at the same time, it helps you feel full for a long amount of time. Additionally, you can even make your oats flour at home! Let us now read about the oats roti recipe, made the traditional way.

Oats Roti Recipe: Traditional Method

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Rest Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 45 Minutes

Yield: 5-6 Rotis


  • 2 cups oats flour (finely ground)
  • 50 grams onions, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ tsp hing (asafoetida)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Water, as required (for kneading)
  • 2-3 tbsp oil (for roasting)

Preparation Method

  1. If you are making oats flour at home, then begin by grinding your oats in a blender until they have been ground into a fine powder. Check for any large flakes and blend until fine. You can also just use store-bought oats flour instead. If you wish to learn how to make oat flour at home, check out our blog.
  2. In a mixing bowl or parat, add in your oats flour, chopped onions, chilies, cumin seeds, hing, salt, and coriander leaves. Mix until everything is evenly distributed.
  3. Then, add in lukewarm and start kneading until you have a homogenous dough. You can even add a teaspoon of oil for better binding. Cover and set aside to rest.
  4. Once the dough has rested, divide the dough into small dough balls. Then, on a clean working surface or chakla, dust some oats flour.
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll out your dough ball into a flat circular disc. Keep dusting with flour to ensure that the dough does not stick to the work surface.
  6. Heat a non-stick skillet, tawa, or cast-iron frying pan over medium heat and place the roti on it.
  7. Cook the roti on one side until bubbles start to appear, then flip it over.
  8. Spread some oil on the cooked side, cook the other side, spread some oil on that as well, and flip again.
  9. Keep flipping until golden brown spots start to appear.
  10. The roti will puff up when cooked and that is your indicator that it's done.
  11. Voila! Serve your freshly made oats roti, and enjoy!

Oats Roti Recipe: Rotimatic Method

In this section, we shall be exploring a recipe to make oats roti by Namrata Sharma - our beloved Rotimatic user, with a helpful hand from her 5-year-old son, Aarush! She shared her experience and recipe for making oats flour roti with almond flour and a masala twist on the Rotimatic owners' Facebook page, Changemakers, and we were glad to find that she, along with countless other users, loved the Rotimatic experience! Our fully automated AI-based technology gives you a roti in just 90 seconds! Rotimatic allows you to use a vast variety of healthy cereal-based flours to make rotis, all at the push of a button! Rotimatic is the future for busy, health-conscious individuals who want the warmth of healthy home food after a long day at work, in a fraction of the time and effort.


  • 2 cups Oats Flour
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 3 tbsp Dry Milk Powder
  • 2 tbsp Ashirvaad Multigrain Flour
  • Flax Seed Powder
  • Crushed Ajwain
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Dry Methi (Kasoori Methi)
  • Ground Roasted Cumin

Preparation Process

  1. In a mixing bowl, add in your oats flour, almond flour, and Ashirvaad atta and mix.
  2. Add in your milk powder, flax seed powder, ajwain, roasted cumin, dry methi powder, and ground black pepper. Mix thoroughly to ensure there are no lumps.
  3. Add the flour mixture into your Rotimatic flour container.
  4. Add water and oil into their respective containers.
  5. Set the machine to Aashirvaad flour mode, with the thickness setting at 1, the roast settings at 2, and the oil settings at 1.
  6. Start the machine and let your Rotimatic do its magic!
  7. Voila! Your tasty, healthy oats flour rotis are ready to eat and enjoy!

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Cooking Tips to Keep in Mind When Making Oats Roti

  1. Always ensure that the oats are finely ground for a better texture and smoother dough.
  2. Always use slightly hot or lukewarm water to knead oats flour dough, it helps with the binding process and helps hold the dough together.
  3. Oats roti is a vegan recipe, but you can always add a bit of warm milk instead of water for better binding and flavor.
  4. You can mix in some amount of whole-wheat flour to enhance the binding and texture of the dough, making it more pliable and palatable.
  5. You should always let oats flour dough rest for at least 15 minutes to ensure that your rotis are easy to roll out and roast.

So, is roti healthy? Undoubtedly so. But does that mean it cannot be made healthier? Of course, it can! Replacing traditional rotis with rotis made from gluten-free and fiber-rich flour like oats flour helps add an extra layer of nutrition to your meals, which will help supplement your body with the essential goodness it needs from food. You are simply updating your food and making it better, and more suited to your body’s needs. We hope after reading this article, you too are inspired to try out this recipe and experience the benefits of oats roti yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions 

  1. Can I eat oats roti for weight loss

    Yes, you can! Eating oats roti is extremely beneficial for weight loss as oats are high in insoluble dietary fiber and protein, which can help keep you feeling full for longer periods, regulate hunger, and improve your digestive health and metabolism. Additionally, oats flour has fewer calories compared to traditional flour and has a low GI value, which means oats roti calorie values are also low due to these factors, along with the minimal use of external fat in preparation. This makes these rotis a healthy option for health-conscious individuals and diabetics trying to watch their weight.

  2. Is oats roti gluten-free?

    Yes, it is! Oat flour does not have any gluten in it, which makes it the perfect alternative to traditional gluten-heavy flour. The above recipe is vegan and gluten-free! But, some oats flour recipes use some portion of wheat flour to aid in binding, which makes them low on gluten, but not gluten-free.

  3. Can oats roti be stored?

    Yes, oats roti can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. You should cool the rotis completely, then stack them with parchment paper or cling film between each roti to prevent sticking. Store them in an airtight container, wrapped in cling film or aluminum foil, or in a zip-top bag in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can then reheat these in a microwave with a damp towel to revive the flavor and texture.

  4. What can I serve with oats roti?

    These rotis pair very well with a variety of dishes such as dals or lentil preparations, vegetable gravies, dry vegetable or meat preparations, with yogurt or raita, pickle, or chutneys. You can also use it as a base for homemade pizzas, quesadillas, wraps, and frankies, or enjoy these rotis with a dense dip like hummus, muhammura, or guacamole!