Makki Di Roti | Makai Roti | Roti Recipes

Delicious and soft makki di roti or makai ka roti perfect for winters
01/23/2019 9:38:10 PM vindhyadesai

Makki Di Roti

Staple food from any region must be celebrated, it is what has kept generations thriving with good health. Moreover locally grown or sourced ingredients help sustain a society. One such recipe is makki di roti or makai atta ki roti made with maize flour. It is a staple of the Punjab region!
Made with a simple flour and seasoned with spices, always available at home, makki di roti is absolutely delicious. For winters, makki di roti is a must at Punjabi and Himachal Pradesh homes. It provides the much needed warmth and tastes delicious with sarson ka saag or palak saag. A blob of white butter (safed makhan) made at home seals the deal!

Ensure to use fresh makai ka atta to get soft rotis. Makki di roti can be made very quickly, make the dough let it rest for sometime. While waiting for the dough rest you can make the saag to serve with the roti, just delicious! Try more roti recipes from FOI, carrot akki roti, steamed akki roti, ragi roti, rava roti etc. More Punjabi recipes also from FOI.

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Delicious and soft makki di roti or makai ka roti perfect for winters
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-5 rotis
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup makki ka atta/maize flour
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ Tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 small pinch black pepper powder
  • 1 Tbsp desi ghee
  • ¼ Tsp ajwain/om kaalu/carom seeds (optional)
  • Oil to roast rotis
Method
  1. In a bowl take makai ka atta/maize flour
  2. Sprinkle salt to taste
  3. Optionally season with red chilli powder, black pepper powder
  4. Add ghee
  5. Mix very well, mixture looks like coarse crumbs
  6. Make a well in the centre and pour ¼ Cup hot water
  7. Slowly mix well with a spatula or spoon
  8. Add little more room temperature water and start lightly kneading
  9. The mixture comes together
  10. Knead into a round ball and apply ghee
  11. Sprinkle some ajwain and mix the dough, let it rest for half an hour
  12. To make rotis, apply some oil on butter paper
  13. Pinch a ball from the dough, pat it on the butter paper into a thin roti
  14. Apply oil and make rotis on a hot tawa
  15. When both sides are cooked, makki di roti is ready
  16. Serve hot with palak saag or sarson ka saag!
Notes
You can make the rotis plain, just season with salt, and make makki di roti

Maize flour should be fresh for soft rotis

You can also pat small rotis by hand and then put them directly on tawa

Makki Di Roti Stepwise:
In a bowl take makai ka atta/maize flour
Sprinkle salt to taste
Optionally season with red chilli powder, black pepper powder
Add ghee
Mix very well, mixture looks like coarse crumbs
Make a well in the centre and pour 1/4 Cup hot water
Slowly mix well with a spatula or spoon
Add little more room temperature water and start lightly kneading
The mixture comes together
Knead into a round ball and apply ghee
Sprinkle some ajwain and mix the dough, let it rest for half an hour
To make rotis, apply some oil on butter paper
Pinch a ball from the dough, pat it on the butter paper into a thin roti
Apply oil and make rotis on a hot tawa
When both sides are cooked, makki di roti is ready
Serve hot with palak saag or sarson ka saag!

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