A review of Rotimatic. And Can you make Gluten Free Rotis in it?

This post had become so dated. And my statistics still show that this is one of the most visited post on this blog. Hence the time to revise it!

One Robot, Many Possibilities.

So Rotimatic is a robot that makes thin Indian Whole Wheat Flatbreads called "Rotis". At least it was originally designed back in the days to make whole wheat Rotis. Since then it has evolved into making Pizza base, Pooris (Fried Indian Flatbread), and breads made out of Millets such as sorghum and pearl millets. 

And really many, variations of the flatbreads - with and without spices, and other additives such as spinach, beet root and all kinds of fun mixins you can imagine.

Here are some things I add to my Rotis every now and then. Be bold, try these out. Nothing will break. And they all taste good and have the health benefits!

  • Add spices of your choice - Salt, Pepper, Cayenne or Red Pepper, Paprika, Turmeric, Cumin, Ajwain (Carom seeds), Nigella Seeds are all great candidates.
  • Add any alternative healthy flours. I have tried Jowar (Sorghum), Bajra(Perl millets), Oats, Quinoa, Chickpea, Einkorn wheat flour, ancient grain flour mix.
  • Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds - All of these have great nutrition profile and health benefits.
  • Crushed and powdered Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves), Spinach Powder, Beet Roots Powder. 
  • Baking powder 1/2 tsp (Optional - I add it when making a Pizza Base or Pooris so they can puff and rise up)
  • Here is a video I compiled of every thing I could find I have taken pictures of in the beginning days of Rotimatic, when Pizza, Puri, Jowar and Bajra settings were not even available. Enjoy the video!

What Settings should I use? What should I mix? Will my Rotimatic discolor from using Turmeric, Beet Roots or Spinach Powder?

Mix, some or all of these and do the usual. I typically Start mixing other flours into the whole wheat flour, as well as all of the spices (in small quantities). 

Rule for adding Other Flours When Using the Roti Setting  - Add 3 Cups Whole wheat flour and 1 cup of Jowar/Bajra/Chickpea flour.

When Using the Jowar or Bajra setting follow the instructions on Rotimatic for flour mixes. But feel free to add spices of your choice. As well as Spinach/Beet root powders, or Flax/Chia/Hemp Seeds!

My preferred setting is 2 drops of Oil. Thickness=1, Roast=1. for all options

 No. Your Rotimatic parts will not discolor. Mine have not after many years of use. Sure enough, wash and clean them after use so you are not dealing with mold and other scary stuff (than just the discoloration).

Other Questions - Comment below and let me know. May be I can help. May be not. 

Enjoy your Rotis. Skip the store bought bread!

Long time ago I did a video review of Rotimatic here. This is probably sitting on the Rotimatic's own website somewhere. But here it is again, for anyone that wants to watch it!

Back to that question- Can you make Gluten Free Rotis in this?

The answer is I was able to successfully make the gluten free jowar, bajra and ragi rotis with many mixes of other gluten free ingredients in Rotimatic. Using the Jowar and Bajra setting is the best option if you want to make Gluten Free Rotis. 

I have not been able to make "Keto" Rotis for sure. But I do not Keto, so that is not a problem at all for me ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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4 thoughts on “A review of Rotimatic. And Can you make Gluten Free Rotis in it?

  1. This is awesome .. Thankyou so much for this recipe . Will skipping the spices make a good plain roti ?? I need to have those .

    1. you could skip the spices..just a dash of salt and pepper will make a good Roti too. Except spices are packed with so many health benefits that you must try to add these to your Rotis, curries and stir frys ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Vidhya – baking powder is certainly an optional ingredient. it does make the Rotis fluffier, and also has slight health benefits in that it help relieve bloating and neutralizes acidity and in general helps with digestion. I use this occasionally when i want to make a thicker Naan-like roti too or if i am just taking a doughball out to make daal-baati. But when making thin everyday Rotis i would skip it… i would love for someone that has slight gluten intolerance, try out this recipe and use of baking soda and see if this helps make them feel better. I am fortunately one of the 95% of people that tolerate gluten well ๐Ÿ™‚ so i cant say either ways if this is useful for me or not!

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