Saturday, 23 March 2013

Missi Roti - Besan ki Roti - Rajastani Special

Missi Roti is a very popular flat bread prepared mostly in the Western Indian State of Rajastan. It is not quite as popular as Naan and Roti. It is made primarily with Besan or Gram Flour. Wheat Flour is added to it. The ratio of wheat flour to besan varies. Also the spices added varies. 

Due to the presence of besan, the roti is very healthy - high in protein. And quite filling too.  Check out the recipe for Kadhi Pakoda here

Ingredients (Makes 10 rotis)

Besan/gram flour 1.5 cups
Wheat Flour 1.5 cups
Onion 1 finely chopped
Red Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Ajwain 2 tsp
Hing a little
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Add the besan/gram flour, wheat flour, chilli powder, turmeric, ajwain, hing and salt to a bowl. Mix well.

2. Add the chopped onions and mix again.

3. Now add water a little at a time to make a stiff dough. Remember that besan absorbs water faster than wheat flour and it will become very sticky. So add only little at a time. Also, this will use less water than when using just wheat flour.

4. Divide into 10 balls.

5. Roll like you do rotis by dipping in wheat flour as needed.

6. Heat a tawa and place rolled dough on it. Cook on one side. 

7. When brown spots appear on it, turn and cook on the other side. 

8. Apply some butter once it comes out of the pan.

Serve with some Kadhi Pakoda or Yogurt or Pickles. 


  1. Missi roti looks yummm very nicely done....

  2. It's raining here Wud like to taste is hot roti for my evening

  3. Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful this combo.