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Gluten-Free Paratha (Gluten-Free Potato Stuffed Flat Bread)

Gluten-Free Paratha

Last week, I made Paratha, that is a bread made with vegetable filling. Traditionally, paratha is made with potato filling and pan fried using oil or ghee. I tried to experiment coming up with a gluten-free version for my daughter’s sake who is gluten intolerant. I was rather pleased with the gluten-free paratha. I tasted really good. Also, I am happy to say not only did my daughter finish the paratha but requested more! She ate it with ketchup instead of yogurt or chutney. I do not know about your kids, but not only is my daughter a small eater, but she is picky too! They are the worst combinations that can frustrate parents every where! Anyway, you can make this recipe using various vegetables like spinach, radish, kale by adding it to the mashed potatoes. If you have left over veggies in the fridge, you can chop them fine, add the masala and spices indicated in the recipe below. You might want to adjust the flour. You can also freeze them before or after cooking them. It tastes really good with yogurt and chutneys. Sometimes, I eat it with Creme Fraiche and it tastes really good.

The picture below is the potato filling that is used with various herbs. I have used chives but you can use finely chopped onions and other greens too. This probably is one of the best ways to eat lots of greens.
Gluten-Free Paratha

Roll the mixture into a ball and dip the ball into the rice flour so it covers the ball.
Gluten-Free Paratha

Roll it with a pin and make sure to spread some rice flour so it does not stick to the pin or to the board.
Gluten-Free Paratha

Cook the rolled bread on the pan and spread some oil around the bread. Once you flip it after it browns a bit, add some more oil around it.
Gluten-Free Paratha

Gluten-Free Potato Paratha (Gluten-Free Potato Stuffed Flat Bread)

This is a gluten-free version of the paratha that is traditionally made with wheat flour. My daughter loved it and so did we.

1/2 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup garfava flour (garbanzo bean/fava bean flour)
3-4 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled, mashed (approximately 2 cups)
(if you use brown rice flour, make sure to use 2 1/2 cup potatoes)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 serrano green chili, chopped fine
(use 2 green chili for slightly spicy flavor)
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped fine
2 tablespoons coriander powder
(Please use Indian coriander powder)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon chives
1 teaspoon garam masala (optional but makes a better tasting paratha)
(if you prefer home made, see recipe for garam masala)

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead well. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest of 10-15 minutes. Divide the mixture into 6-7 balls.

Dip the balls in the rice flour container so that they are covered with flour. Dust the excess flour off. This helps the dough not to stick to each other while you are rolling each ball. Roll each ball with a pin into 4-5 inch circles. Make sure to spread some flour on the board before rolling the ball.

Heat a cast iron pan on medium heat. Place the rolled paratha on the pan and add 1/2 teaspoon of oil around the paratha and let it heat until it gets a few brown spots – approximately 1-2 minutes. Flip the paratha, add some more oil with a spoon around the partaha and let it cook on the other side until brown spots start appearing. Each paratha will cook in approximately 5-6 minutes or so. See pictures for help on the whole process.

Makes 6-7 parathas

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17 Comments to “Gluten-Free Paratha (Gluten-Free Potato Stuffed Flat Bread)”

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. I have been looking for gluten free paratha and roti and I am so thankful to come across your site. You make it to look so easy and tasty and I can only hope mine will come out looking as good. Please keep the recipes coming. Not only are they fabulous but simple–and simple is always better!

  2. Hi Sue

    Thank you for your kind comments. Over the last several months I had a writers block and hence I did not post any new recipes. But now I am getting back into posting new recipes. In a few weeks from now, you will start seeing recipes posted on the blog again. Hope the gluten free paratha comes out. If you have any questions regarding any of the steps, feel free to ask questions.


  3. Hi,

    What can I substitute if I dont have garfava flour?

  4. Hi Ekta

    I did some research on your question and found that you can substitute Buckwheat flour for Garfava flour. Another option is you can use Garbanzo bean (or Chickpea) flour and Millet flour (3:1 ratio). You might need to adjust the recipe accordingly. Another option could be to combine Garbanzo and Buckwheat flour. I haven’t tried these myself but look like good substitutes. Please let me know if this worked out and post your recipe in the comment. I can then adjust my recipe and suggest substitutions.

    The chickpea flour is also called Besan and can be found in Indian grocery stores.


  5. Hi,
    I’d like to try this recipe for my son who is gluten intolerant as well as many other things, but before I do I just wanted to make sure that I don’t add any water to the dough? Is that right? Is the potato what makes the dough come together?

  6. Hi Hina

    Yes, the potato has enough water to make the dough come together. Were you able to make the recipe? Please let me know if it worked out. If not, I can make some modifications based on your suggestions. Thanks for visiting my site.


  7. Really yummy! I took a shortcut – already had curried potatoes, so just mashed them, added a few more spices and the lemon juice and flours. What a treat for my son and I who both have celiac.

  8. These just look sooo awesome! I will be trying them out this weekend and exploring all the gluten free options on your site!

  9. Hi Vicky
    Thanks for visiting the site! To help you explore the various gluten-free options, I have categorized the gluten-free page into breakfast, entree etc.

  10. WOW!!! This was an awesome recipe!!! Thanks for trying all this and posting it for others to try out.

    I made this paratha yesterday and my GF daughter (7 years old) freaked out!

    She didnt even know it was GF and ate all of them!

    Thanks once again and pls post some more such fun and interesting recipes.


  11. Hi Shital

    I am glad the recipe worked out for you. It is always great when kids eat the food. I will look into other fun recipes if I can.


  12. Hi Sanjay,

    For past few months I am been searching the net for simple yet tasty gluten free roti/parantha recipes but couldn’t find one. Recently one of my acquaintance forwarded me the link to your blog which had the recipe for the gluten free aloo parantha. I tried it and it turned out extremely well. My gluten intolerant daughter loved it. Thanks a ton for posting it !!! You can’t imagine how much it meant to my little angel to have a tasty roti after few months.

  13. Hi Sunita

    I am glad the recipe worked for you! Please also try the gluten free naan as it is quite tasty as well. My daughter used to be gluten intolerant as well and hence I had to create multiple gluten-free recipes including gluten free pancake.


  14. Superb! I tried it today with rice and chickpea flour. Turned out brilliant . We couldn’t tell it had no wheat in it ! Thanks for posting this recipe

  15. Hi Samira,
    I am glad you liked it!

  16. I made these and they were great. However because diabetes runs in the family, do you know if I could substitue the potatoe mash for sweetpotatoe mash?

  17. Hi Shana

    You can try it but you will need to adjust the ratio. The sweet potato mash might be a bit too mushy and might not roll as well as the potato mash. It’s worth trying it out. Please do let me know if it came out.


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