Makki in Punjab stands for maize and Roti means Indian flat bread. This is a traditional North Indian Bread. It taste different from wheat chapathi. It is quite easy to prepare and nutritious. Best accompaniment for this roti is Sarson ka Saag(Mustard Greens Gravy)
1/2 Cup of Corn Flour
Pinch of Ajwain(Carom Seeds)
2 Tbsp of Hot Water
Salt as needed
Butter/Ghee for frying
- Combine flour, ajwain and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
- Add hot water slowly, 1 tbsp at a time.
- Knead the flour into a dough. Dough to be soft not sticky.
- Divide the dough into equal balls.
- Take a ziploc bag/plastic bag, cut it open.
- Place it on your rolling surface.
- Wet the surface with oil/butter.
- Place the ball and press it gently with your hand ( I used chapathi press to flatten the balls)
- Carefully remove from the plastic bag and place on a hot tawa/pan.
- You will see tiny bubbles rises on the surface of roti.
it's time to flip the roti with a spatula. Once first flip is done,
apply oil or ghee on the upper surface and spread all over the roti.
again in 30 secs and apply some oil. Press roti gently with a spatula
and cook till brown spots appear on both the sides of the roti.
- Hot Makki ki roti is ready to serve.
- Best combination for this roti is Sarson ka saag.
- You can use grated radish to the flour. Squeeze out excess water from the radish, otherwise it makes dough soggy.
Health Benefits of Makki Ki Roti
- Corn Flour is a gluten free food.
- Rich in vitamin A , magnesium and iron
Labels: Breakfast, No Onion No Garlic, North Indian Recipe