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.

  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


  1. very delicious and earthy..

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

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

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

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

  6. 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...

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

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

  9. Perfectly made makki di roti. Looks awesome.

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


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