Winter Special: How to Make Punjabi Roti Missi for a Healthy Meal
If you’ve spent a lot of time in North India, you know that a quintessential winter diet is different from a summer one. In winter, masala chai and kadha replace lassi, chaas and sorbet. Likewise, raita gives way to ghee and makkhan (white butter). Then we have fresh gud (jaggery) and dried fruit making cameos in our daily meal. That’s not all. If you explore, you will also find several signature winter delicacies that are worth the wait a year. Missi roti is one of those iconic winter treats that originated in the Punjab. It is traditionally accompanied by a spoonful of white butter (makkhan) and sabzi and makes a hot and filling breakfast on a cold winter morning.
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Missi Roti Recipe: How To Make Punjabi Missi Roti:
For novices, missi roti is a besan roti, prepared by combining besan, atta and a few other ingredients. Traditionally, roti missi is baked in a tandoor or clay oven and served hot, with a good dose of ghee or makkhan on top.
However, you will find different variations of this traditional missi roti recipe. While a classic Punjabi-style roti missi includes fresh methi greens in the recipe, Rajasthani cuisine substitutes it for ajwain (star fruit). Then we also find several healthy versions. Take the bajra missi roti for example. Here, besan (gram flour) is replaced with bajra flour to make it ideal for diabetics. Here we bring you a detailed recipe on how to make super healthy bajra missi roti. Looked.
How to make Bajra Missi Roti:
To make bajra missi roti, take bajra flour, atta, methi leaves, garlic cloves, curd (preferably low in fat), green chili, paneer, garlic leaves. cilantro, haldi, red pepper powder and salt. Combine all the ingredients and knead a stiff dough. Add water as needed.
Divide the dough into small portions and roll out thin roasts. Then roast the rotis on a tawa and serve hot with sabzi, achar, or whatever you like.
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If you are not diabetic, you can also consider having a small serving of gud on the side. The bitterness of bajra flour, along with the sweet gud and spicy pickle, deliver an explosion of flavors to your palate.
Don’t trust us? Try it out today and decide for yourself.