Saturday, April 9, 2011

Missi Roti

Missi roti is traditional Rajasthan dish prepared from besan or gram flour. An excellent way of sprucing up the proteins in your diet, missi rotis are high in taste and health values. Adding besan in roti sounds so yummy and so different from regular plain rotis. This is a good replacement for chappathis . I prepared Rajasthani Missi Roti with my own touches and the family was pleased.It is quite a heavy meal. 

Besan -1 cup
Whole wheat flour -1 cup
oil or ghee-2 tbsp
dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)- 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Carom seeds (ajwain)-1/4 tsp
Salt – asper taste
chilli powder-1/2 tsp
cumin seeds (jeera) powder-1/2 tsp
asafoetida (hing)- a pinch
Green chillies,-3chopped
Onion - 1chopped
Turmeric powder1/2 teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves, -2 tbsp chopped
Oil1 tablespoon + for greasing
Butter as required


1.Take gram flour and whole wheat flour in a bowl. Roast cumin seeds, carom seeds, peppercorns
2.Pound them to a powder.Add green chillies, onion, salt, turmeric powder, coriander leaves and mix well. Add sufficient water and knead.
3.Add one tablespoon of oil and the pounded spice powder and knead into a dough. Cover and rest the dough for about fifteen minutes.
4.Make small balls and roll them slightly thicker than the usual chapati.. Heat a tawa and roast the rotis with a little oil till both sides are well done. Serve hot with a dollop of butter with curry of your choice