Missi Roti

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Total Time:
40 mins
Serves: 4-5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

Missi roti is soft, round Indian flatbread made with a combination of whole wheat flour and gram/chickpea flour and seasoned with Indian spices.

To make Missi Roti, you need to first knead these following ingredients together – chickpea/gram flour, whole wheat flour, chopped onions, chopped ginger, chopped green chillies, crushed coriander seeds, carum seeds (Ajwain), red chilli powder, salt, and oil. Make a dough that is pliable and keep it aside to rest for at least half an hour.

To make the Missi Roti, divide the dough into equal parts and form them into round balls which are easy t roll out. Next, roll out using the rolling pin into a pancake-shaped circle. Apply a little oil on the surface and fold the rolled-out pancake into a semicircle, before applying more oil and folding it to form a quarter of a circle. Press the dough lightly with your fingers before rolling out this shape. The roti can also be rolled into a round or squarish shape as well.

Heat the griddle on medium heat (this is very important or the roti won’t cook), apply oil and cook the roti, turning it on both sides till it becomes crispy and light brown. Serve with curry, sabzi or pickle.

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  • 125 gms - Whole wheat flour
  • 125 gms - Chick pea flour
  • 1 large - Onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp - Ginger, chopped
  • 2 - Green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp - Coriander seeds (crushed)
  • 1 tsp - Ajwain (carum seeds)
  • 1 tsp - Red chilli powder
  • 4 tbsp - Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying and smearing

How to Make Missi Roti

  • Knead all ingredients with water to form a pliable dough. Keep for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and shape them into round balls.
  • Roll out each ball like a pancake about 6 inches in diameter.
  • Smear one tsp. of oil and fold into a semicircle, apply some more oil and double fold it lengthwise. Press lightly with fingers. Roll it like a swiss roll keeping folds on the other side.
  • Press down to form a flattened ball and roll into a square or round of 6-7 inches.
  • Cook on a hot griddle (medium heat) one at a time, smearing 1 tsp oil on each surface and cook on medium heat till light brown and crisp.