Missi Roti


Missi roti is a healthy gram and wheat flour flatbread with flavours of freshly roasted spices. This popular flatbread from the Indian states of Punjab and Rajasthan is an excellent variation for the regular roti/chapati. The gram flour gives these rotis their unique flavour and sets it apart from the regular whole wheat rotis.

Missi rotis are great for lunch boxes too as they stay soft for longer time. To make missi roti, I mix gram and wheat flour with onion, chilli, yogurt and freshly ground spices. I then roll and cook them like regular chapatis. Simple delicious flatbread that tastes great anytime of the day.

 

 

Ingredients:

Gram flour (besan) – 2 cups
Whole wheat flour (atta) – ¾ cup + extra for dusting
Onion – 1 large, finely chopped
Green chilli – 1-2, finely chopped
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Dry mango powder (aamchur) – ½ tsp
Yogurt – 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves – a handful, chopped
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Carom seeds (ajwain) – ½ tsp
Peppercorn – 6-7
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp + extra for greasing
Butter to serve

Method:

  1. Dry roast cumin seeds, carom seeds and peppercorn together. Cool it and grind into a powder. Set aside
  2. In a large bowl, mix together gram flour, whole wheat flour, onion, chilli, turmeric, dry mango powder, yogurt, coriander leaves, salt, oil and the roasted powder
  3. Gradually add water and knead into dough
  4. Cover with a moist cloth and rest the dough for 15-20 minutes
  5. Take a lemon sized dough and dust it with flour. Roll into 6-7 inch disc
  6. Heat a griddle or tawa. Carefully place the rolled roti on to it and let it cook for a minute on medium flame
  7. Flip over to cook the other side. Apply 1 tsp oil
  8. Flip again and gently press using a spatula or wide spoon. Apply some oil and flip again till done
  9. Repeat for the rest of the dough
  10. Serve hot with butter and yogurt

 

Dry roast spices together and grind into a powder

Dry roast spices together and grind into a powder

 

Mix gram and wheat flour with ground spice and rest of the ingredients

Mix gram and wheat flour with ground spice and rest of the ingredients

 

Add water and knead into a dough

Add water and knead into a dough

 

Roll it into a disc

Roll it into a disc

 

Place on a hot tawa

Place on a hot tawa

 

Flip it and apply some oil

Flip it and apply some oil

 

Flip and cook until both sides are done

Flip and cook until both sides are done

 

Serve missi roti with a dollop of butter and yogurt

Serve missi roti with a dollop of butter and yogurt

 

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