Missi Roti

Missi roti is an Indian bread made with a combination of wheat flour and besan (chickpea flour) and seasoned with spices.

It makes a wonderful combination with our Dal Makhani and either Jeera Rice or Alu Methi for a very satisfying Indian meal.


200 grams Wheat flour

1½ tsp Red chilli powder

250 grams Besan (chickpea flour)

1 tsp Dhaniya powder (coriander)

3 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)

½ tsp Kaala Jeera (or substitute ground cumin if not available)

1 tsp Salt

½ tsp Ajwain

1/4 tsp garlic paste

½ green chilli, chopped


In a bowl, mix the wheat flour and besan together.

Add ghee, salt, red chilli powder, dhaniya, kala jeera, garlic paste and ajwain.

Mix well. Make a stiff dough. Roll into small and thick rounds.

On a tawa (or heavy, flat bottom pan) roast basting with oil on both sides.

Serve piping hot.


About Karen Foreman-Brown

Karen is a passionate foodie who has found herself in the kitchen (for pleasure and nutrition) much of her life. After cooking at one of Christchurch's most popular veget... View all posts by Karen Foreman-Brown

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