How to make missi roti

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Tired of the regular roti for dinner everyday? Give your roti a cool twist by making Missi roti today.  The interesting part of this roti is that that it can be made in so many ways with little variations. Almost anyone will find a missi roti of their liking.

The base ingredients in missi roti are whole wheat flour (atta) and gram flour (besan). The atta is generally double the quantity of besan, though it can be changed to adjust how much gram taste you like in the roti; I generally use equal amounts of the two flours. To make the missi roti as per your liking, you can add finely chopped onions, coriander, pudina (mint), fresh fenugreek leaves, dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi), chopped spinach leaves, cooked spinach leaves puree, grated vegetables like carrot and beetroot and even finely chopped garlic.

I like to mix up an ingredient or two from the above to keep the roti different each time. One secret ingredient that I use is groundnut powder. I first saute the groundnuts slightly until their skin changes colour and then cool and grind them. I use this in the roti mix that adds a wonderful taste and still keeps everyone guessing the flavour.

You can also try a variation of missi roti by using multi grain atta instead of whole wheat atta. This makes it a high fibre breakfast or even a great evening snack when your kids return from school.

Missi Roti
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Missi Roti is a healthy version of our regular rotis. It goes very well with any curry.
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Punjabi
Serves: 8 big rotis
  • 1 Cup besan
  • 1 Cup atta
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • ½ Teaspoon roasted whole jeera
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped green dhania leaves.
  • 2 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Methi leaves.
  • 1 Green chilli, chopped
  • Salt To taste.
  • Pure ghee for applying on roti.
  1. Mix all the ingredients
  2. Make a medium tight dough.
  3. Cover and keep for 15 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough in palm size balls and roll using a rolling pin. (belan)
  5. Now cook on a hot tawa from both sides.
  6. Serve hot by applying ghee when done.


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