Gur ki roti | Jaggery roti | Meethi roti

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Gur ki roti recipe with step by step photos – gud ki roti also known as jaggery roti or meethi roti is an easy to prepare tasty sweet roti variety made with whole wheat flour, jaggery, fennel seeds and ghee. These small and slightly thick flatbreads make for a filling and tasty breakfast or evening tea time snack.

gur ki roti served on white plate with a bowl of white butter and text layover.

Gud ki roti is made in Punjabi homes. This is a family recipe I am sharing. It is a favorite with kids and healthy too. You can even pack these in a tiffin box.

On cooling these rotis taste like jaggery based cookies and still taste awesome. Usually we serve jaggery rotis with some white butter or fresh curd, but you can even serve them plain. Apart from this roti, Besan cheela, Makki di roti and Missi roti are also popular in Punjabi homes.

You can make these meethi roti for breakfast or even as an evening snack or after school snack for kids. The recipe makes around 6 small rotis. But you can easily double it to make 12 rotis.

Serve these gur ki roti plain or with curd or white butter.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Gur ki Roti or Sweet Roti

Making jaggery roti dough:

1. In a bowl, take ½ cup jaggery powder and ⅛ cup water (2 tablespoons). You can also use grated jaggery instead of jaggery powder.

jaggery added to water

2. Mix well and keep aside for 30 to 45 minutes or till all the jaggery dissolves.

jaggery dissolved in water

3. In another bowl or pan, take 1 to 1.25 cups of whole wheat flour. Also add 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf) and 1 tablespoon ghee.

2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut powder can also be added. I did not have it, so could not add.

flour taken in a pan

4. First stir the jaggery solution and then using a strainer strain it directly into the bowl containing flour.

jaggery solution added to flour

5. Mix very well first.

mix jaggery with flour

6. Then begin to knead and make a smooth dough. The dough will be slightly sticky due to jaggery in it. The stickiness is comparable to the stickiness of a cooked sugar or jaggery syrup.

If the dough looks wet, then you can add some more whole wheat flour and knead. Don’t add any water while kneading.

kneaded gud ki roti dough

Rolling meethi roti

7. Now take a zip lock bag. You can also take a small sized plantain leaf. Spread some ghee on the zip lock bag.

ghee applied on zip lock bag

8. Take a medium sized ball from the dough and place it on the zip lock bag.

gur ki roti dough ball

9. With a rolling pin, roll to a small roti which is similar to a poori size. Just that the roti has to be slightly thick than a stuffed paratha.

rolling gur ki roti

Cooking jaggery roti on tawa

10. Now gently remove the roti from the zip lock bag and place it on a hot tawa. Keep the heat to low or low-medium and begin to roast the jaggery roti.

cooking gur ki roti on tawa

11. When one side is a bit browned, then flip it gently with a spatula. Using tongs to turn them might break the roti.

flipped gur ki roti

12. Spread some ghee on the top. These sweet rotis absorb ghee like anything. So make sure you don’t go overboard with the ghee. You can also use a neutral flavored oil instead of ghee.

applying ghee on gur ki roti

13. Flip when the second side is browned.

flipped jaggery roti second time

14. Spread some ghee on this side too.

apply ghee on jaggery roti again

15. With a spatula press the edges as well as center so that the jaggery roti gets cooked evenly. Sometimes the edges don’t cook well so pressing the edges with spatula aids in cooking.

pressing jaggery roti with spatula

16. Flip a couple of times to get an evenly cooked and roasted sweet roti. Remove and serve hot.

You can also stack gud ki rotis in a roti basket and serve them warm. Make all meethi rotis this way.

jaggery roti recipe

17. Serve gur ki roti plain or with fresh curd or white butter. These sweet roti make for a filling food and can be had for breakfast or evening tea time snack served with a side of masala chai.

gur ki roti served on white plate with a bowl of butter

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Jaggery Roti | Sweet Roti

Jaggery roti is an easy to prepare tasty Indian flatbread made with jaggery, fennel seeds and whole wheat flour.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course Snacks, Sweets
Diet Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 6 small rotis
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup jaggery powder or grated jaggery
  • cup water or 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 to 1.25 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee or any neutral flavored oil
  • 2 tablespoon desiccated coconut – optional
  • Ghee (clarified butter) as required, for roasting

Instructions
 

Kneading dough

  • In a bowl take ½ cup jaggery powder and ⅛ cup water (2 tablespoons water). You can also use grated jaggery instead of jaggery powder.
  • Mix well and keep aside for 30 to 45 minutes or till all the jaggery dissolves.
  • In another bowl or pan, take 1 to 1.25 cups of whole wheat flour. Also add 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf) and 1 tablespoon ghee.
  • First stir the jaggery solution and then using a strainer strain it directly into the bowl containing flour.
  • Mix very well first.
  • Then begin to knead and make a smooth dough. The dough will be slightly sticky due to jaggery in it. If the dough looks wet, then you can add some more whole wheat flour and knead.

Rolling jaggery roti

  • Now take a zip lock bag. You can also take a small sized banana leaf. Spread some ghee on the zip lock bag.
  • Take a medium sized ball from the dough and place it on the zip lock bag.
  • With a rolling pin, roll to a small roti similar to a poori size. Just that the roti has to be slightly thick than a stuffed paratha.

Cooking jaggery roti

  • Now gently remove the roti from the zip lock bag and place it on a hot tawa. Keep the flame to low or low-medium and begin to roast the jaggery roti.
  • When one side is a bit browned, then flip it.
  • Spread some ghee on the top. These sweet rotis absorb ghee like anything. So make sure you don't go overboard with the ghee. You can also use a neutral flavored oil instead of ghee.
  • Flip the roti, when the second side is browned.
  • Spread some ghee on this side too.
  • With a spatula press the edges as well as center so that the roti gets cooked evenly.
  • Flip a couple of times to get an evenly cooked and roasted jaggery roti. Remove and serve hot. You can also stack gud ki rotis in a roti basket and serve them warm. Make all rotis this way.
  • Serve sweet roti plain or with fresh curd or white butter.

Notes

  • If the dough becomes very sticky or wet then add some flour.
  • Don’t roll the rotis very thin. These meethi roti are a little thicker than stuffed parathas.
  • You can also add 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut. 
  • Cook these sweet rotis on a low heat.
  • Instead of ghee, you can use a neutral flavored oil. 
Note that the approximate nutrition info is for one Jaggery Roti. 

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Jaggery Roti | Sweet Roti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 9µg2%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 30mg8%
Phosphorus 75mg8%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Gur ki Roti Post from the blog archives, first published in June 2017 has been republished and updated on December 2022.

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11 Comments

  1. Hi, Thanks for the recipe. How to get this one soft like Phulkas. For me it was little hard and dry.

    Thanks In Advance.
    -Subha5 stars

    1. subha, these rotis do not become soft like phulkas due to the jaggery in them. they will have some denseness in them and are like crackers or biscuits. add more ghee so that they do not become dry. usually we add more ghee when frying, so when stored they do not become dry.

  2. Hi Dassana,
    Thanks for Posting all the recipes. I’m a big fan ! I’m a breastfeeding mom. My little one has peanut allergy, gluten & milk intolerance. Can you post some recipes that are gluten free, vegan and nut free? I could find some,but not a lot. Sorry if it’s gonna be very challenging. Thanks in advance ????

  3. Hi. Gonn try this soon. Just one doubt, whtss the shelf life of these? my Msi mkes smthing similr clled roth nd tht lsts for weeks together..

    1. Nikita, we usually finish gur ki roti in 1-2 days. It keeps well for 1-2 days at room temperature.

    1. you can do this way Ruchi. ghee add a nice flavour and taste, so you can add a small amount if you want.

      1. Hi Dassana,

        Thank you for nice recipe. Will try it soon. Just one question though – can I refrigerate the dough for 1-2 days?

        Thanks in advance.

        1. keep only for a day. but do bring the dough at room temperature before you start rolling the roti.