How to make Makki Di Roti - Hot and buttery, it is lovely to have this by itself, or then wait for sarson da saag season!

This recipe is from the book Tandoori Cooking @ Home.

Main Ingredients : Corn Meal, Whole Wheat four

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

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Makki Di Roti
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Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Makki Di Roti checkout Tandoori Makki ki Roti, Corn Bread. You can also find more Breads recipes like Kootoo Ke Aate Ki Poorie, Hot Cross Buns, Til Poli, Cham Cham Paratha.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Makki Di Roti Recipe

  • Corn Meal 1 1/2 cups

  • Whole Wheat four 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • White butter homemade as required

Method

Step 1

Add salt and wholewheat flour to the cornmeal and mix well. Add warm water and knead to make a medium soft dough. Divide into eight equal portions and shape into balls. Pat each ball between moistened palms to make a roti of medium thickness.

Step 2

Alternatively, roll out each ball between the folds of a greased plastic sheet. Heat a tawa and place a roti on it. Cook on medium heat till one side is half-done.

Step 3

Turn over and spread some white butter over the surface. Turn over and spread some more butter on the other side. Cook till both sides are golden brown. Serve hot with a dollop of white butter.