September 7, 2015

How to make Makki di Roti - Punjabi Flatbread

Makki di Rotti and Sarson Da Saag must be a reason why they say moms know best – a great balance of fibre and vitamins and made from the freshest ingredients makes this a hallmark of Punjabi cuisine. Lets see how to make Makki di Roti (cornmeal flatbread today). Combined with Sarson Da saag and fresh white butter with some radish slivers, this is a favourite amongst Punjabi food lovers.

I adapted the recipe from here, and we loved it. I made Palak Paneer also once with this flat bread and we loved that combo too. Leftovers keep well for a day or two under refrigeration, and I have known some Punjabi friends who dip warmed up leftover rotis in a cup of tea for their breakfast too J

Prep time : 15 mins, cook time : 15 mins, Makes : 6-7 medium sized rotis

Indian Flatbread with Maize flour

You would need:
  • Makki ka atta / coarsely ground Maize flour – 1.5 cups
  • Finely chopped fresh methi leaves / fenugreek – 2 TBSP (opt. but recommended)
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Warm water – to make the dough
  • Optional addons : roasted sesame seeds, Cumin powder (1/2 tsp), Turmeric-  ½ tsp
  • To shallow fry the roti – Ghee / oil.



Method:
  1. In a large flat plate, sieve the flour in, add the salt, seasonings, 1 tsp of oil and the chopped methi leaves. Mix well. Add warm water little by little to make a slightly stiff dough. Cover and keep for 8-10 mins.
  2. Pinch out small portions and roll into discs. Cook on a hot tava with Ghee or oil on both sides till done. 
  3. Serve immediately with Sarson Da Saag


12 comments:

  1. I like the addition of the methi leaves to the makki..makes it even healthier..super !

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  2. You rotis came out perfect. I had trouble shaping it into a perfect shape.

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  3. Your roti looks so perfect.Love to eat them from screen.

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  4. Your roti looks so perfect.Love to eat them from screen.

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  5. methi leaves is new addition.. l love this roti, but am vay about the taste as sometimes the makka can taste quite bitter....i may add some vegetable like spring onions...

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  6. We normally pat out the rotis, and adding methi makes it even more healthy!

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  7. Wow perfectly made makki di roti. Awesome meal.

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  8. Perfectly made makki di roti. Looks awesome.

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  9. Beautifully made rotis. How did you get them to behave and become round?

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