Indian breads, Main Course

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 tooJ


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

Indian Flatbread with
Maize flour

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. vaishali sabnani

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

  3. MySpicyKitchen

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

  4. cookingwithsapana

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

  5. cookingwithsapana

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

  6. Healthy Roti…Looks yum

  7. The Pumpkin Farm

    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…

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

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

  10. Perfectly made makki di roti. Looks awesome.

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

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