Monday, November 18, 2013



This form of Indian flat bread is popular in the northern States of Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. It gets its distinctive flavour from the spinach and spices used to make it. We had these palakwali missi rotis and found them to be delicious. A dish which is both tasty and healthy.

The original recipe for this "full of health" Palakwali Missi Roti is from Master Chef Vikas Khanna.I adapted this recipe by making a few modifications:
  • I used dry mango powder (amchur powder) instead of dry pomegranate seeds
  • In place of cayenne pepper, I used our usual red chilli powder
  • I don't use olive oil much, so I used our regular cooking oil.

  • Wheat Flour (Atta), 1 cup
  • Chick Pea Flour (Besan), 1 cup
  • Salt, to taste 
  • Fresh Spinach, finely chopped, 1 cup
  • Carom seeds (Ajwain), 1 tsp
  • Large Onion, chopped, 1
  • Dry Mango Powder (Amchur Powder), 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder, 2 tsp
  • Oil, 2 tbsp
In a large bowl, sift together both flours and salt
Add the spinach, ajwain, onion, dry mango powder, chilli powder and oil.
Mix well and make a soft dough. Set aside.
Divide the dough into equal parts and roll out into rotis.
When the tawa is hot, place the roti on the tawa and cook for about 3 minutes
Then flip the side and cook for another 3 minutes
Serve hot.

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