missi roti recipe
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5 from 4 votes

Missi Roti

these punjabi missi roti are flatbreads made with whole wheat flour, gram flour and spices.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: breakfasts
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or 240 grams whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup besan (gram flour) or 100 grams
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 50 grams onion, finely chopped or ⅓ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon oil
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup water or add as required
  • oil as required while roasting

Instructions

making dough

  • take the whole wheat flour, besan (gram flour) and ajwain (carom seeds) in a mixing bowl or a pan.
  • add finely chopped onion, chopped green chilies, a pinch of asafoetida (hing) and oil. mix very well.
  • then add ½ cup water. begin to mix and knead the dough.
  • add more water as required and knead to a smooth soft dough. 
  • i overall added ¾ cup water. the amount of water required depends on the quality of flour. so you can add 2/3 to ¾ cup water or more if required.
  • allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes and then make medium sized balls from the dough.

rolling missi roti

  • take the dough ball on the rolling board. 
  • dust some dry wheat flour on both sides of the ball.
  • roll to a circle of about 5 to 6 inches. 
  • sprinkle some more flour if required while rolling. roll to medium thick rotis.

making missi roti

  • place the roti on a hot tawa. the tava should be hot and not at a low temperature.
  • when the base is partially cooked, flip the roti.
  • spread some ghee or oil on the partly cooked part.
  • when the second side is cooked and brown spots can be seen, then flip again. spread some ghee or oil on this side too. flip again.
  • press the edges with a spatula so that the sides are also cooked well.
  • flip once or twice more, so that the roti is evenly cooked. also, do not cook too much as then the rotis will become dense.
  • serve the missi roti immediately or place them in a roti basket or a casserole and serve warm. make rotis this way and stack them up in a roti basket or casserole.
  • serve them hot or warm with a sabzi, dal or with a pickle or yogurt or butter.

Notes

for kids reduce green chilies or skip them.