Pink chapati, as referred by my girls due to its unbelievable pink colour. No artificial colour!

The glorious summer is upon us and which means it's all about adventure, refreshing colours, vibrant moods, loads of popsicles, barbeque, gardening,  and pink chapati. Why not?

I can't believe we have already made it to the summer so quickly and the curtains of chaos are slowly being lifted away.
Lockdown has been rewarding in many ways.

Every day gives you a chance to better your choices than yesterday. I learnt that every meal also offers an opportunity to make better choices.
If you haven't already started taking your health in your hands even after COVID, start today as your next meal is your big opportunity. Now with that positive note, let's get to the recipe.

I was asked by a member of the Instagram community to create a vegan and a gluten-free chapati. So, I have made this chapati with Sorghum flour and chickpea flour. Here is the recipe.


Preparation time:10 mins
Cooking time:20 mins
Total time: 30mins
Yields: 8 chapatis

1 cup sorghum flour + extra for rolling
1/4th cups of chickpea flour( you can substitute for tapioca flour or besan)
3/4th cup beetroot grated, finely
salt as needed
1 or 2 tbsp of water or as needed

1) Put 1 cup sorghum flour, chickpea flour, salt and beetroot into a  mixing bowl.

2) Start gathering all the contents to form a dough and introduce water as needed slowly and make a stiff but pliable pink dough.

3) Divide the dough into 8 equal-size balls. If sticky, dust some flour and make the balls.

4) Roll a dough ball into a small round shaped chapati using a rolling pin on a flat surface.

5) Cook the chapati on a hot skillet/griddle/frying pan starting on medium-high heat. This chapati takes longer than the gluten bread, usually about 2 mins on each side.

6) Using tongs, flip the chapati on the other side and cook for the next 2 mins.

7) Transfer the chapati onto a kitchen towel and repeat the process of making chapati with the other dough balls.


1) Only roll the next chapati when the previous one is already cooked, and the skillet is empty for the next. Else, you will have to have to roll the same chapati twice by mixing in some more dry flour.

2) This chapati looks crispy, but it's very soft as it takes longer to cook.

3) It also breaks easily as there is no gluten to keep the hold.

4) I haven't used any oil while cooking, but have smeared some coconut oil before serving.

5) If the chapati starts sticking to the skillet, you can sprinkle some water around the edges.


We paired these chapatis with some greens, stir-fry vegetables and my daughters enjoyed them with strawberry ketchup for added sweetness. Try!



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  1. Beets always lend such a beautiful color to dishes!

  2. Love the gorgeous beet colour! These look so beautiful and yum.

  3. Khadeejasfoodstories28 June 2020 at 17:15

    That color and definitely my favourite 😍👌

  4. This chapati looks so delicious, and I love that color! All around, a terrific recipe. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. What a great way to use beetroots.

  6. Hi Hasin! This is such a beautiful flatbread! Beautiful colour and love the fact that these are gluten free. Delicious any time of the day! Wishing you a super week ahead1

  7. Healthy and delicious bread.

  8. These really are beautiful Hasin! I love the color and want to try them! Our choice in the foods we consume has such an impact on our overall health. Even though I bake a lot of decadent treats, we eat clean about 85% of the time at my house. I bet this recipe would be a hit!

  9. Looks so yumm way to serve kids .. they'll get to have all nutrients too..! Thanks for sharing the recipe Dear..Stay Blessed..😍💞

  10. I always wanted to make our staple food healthy in every possible way. Adding fresh beets , using sorghum flour and chickpea flour is an amazing way to treat your taste buds plus eat healthy! Love this idea, the dough looks so soft and very tempting color, I cannot wait to make them , Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!


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