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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I had missi roti for the first time in the restaurant Mirchi at Esplanade, here in Singapore. Its one of my favorite restaurants and when ever we go to Raffles side, I will try to have dinner in this restaurant. Have been there for some 4-5 times so far with friends and families. And being a great fan of north Indian food, I would everytime wish to taste different menu that I have never heard or tasted. But only if someone shares with me, I will be comfortable in trying new things. Otherwise I cant finish the dish. That day when I tried it also I alone ordered for a missi roti. But it was too big that I could not finish it. But it was tasting great. I could really guess the ingredients….But wait, the key ingredients were mentioned in the menu card itself! So I could actually, relate the ingredients while eating. After so long, I was really craving for this missi roti, But Vj being busy, I cant ask him to take me to Mirchi restaurant, so I thought of referring here and try it out at home. And I did and enjoyed fully my self for lunch and dinner too. It is perfect dinner recipe and easy too.


Missi Roti recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Dinner
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Makes: 5


Gram flour/ Besan/ Kadalai mavu - 1 cup, leveled

Wheat flour - 1/2 cup, heaped

Ginger, chopped - 2 tsp

Green chilli - 1

Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

Onion - 1 chopped

Jeera - 1 tsp

Turmeric - 1/8 tsp

Amchoor powder - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 2 pinches

Coriander leaves, chopped - 1 tblsp

Oil - 2 tblsp

Salt - As needed


  1. Sieve the flour to get rid of small lumps. Mix all the ingredients. Add water and make a stiff dough. Keep covered for 15 minutes. 
  2. 1-sieve
  3. Knead again to make the dough smooth and divide into 5 equal sized balls.
  4. 2-knead
  5. Roll out into slightly thicker than usual roti with generous maida flour. Cook over hot tawa with oil or ghee smeared on both sides, until golden brown spots appear. You can use the spatula to gently press the roti while cooking for even cooking.
  6. 3-cook


    • The original recipe used anardhana seeds powder. I used amchoor powder as I had no stock of anardhana.
    • I used ginger and asafoetida as I felt I tasted those in the one I had in the restaurants.

Comes out soft and crispy too, stays soft even after sometime. Goeas well with any raita and pickle.


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  1. Even i have never tasted this raks.. i have to taste then i should try... good one

  2. I have tried once long back. Wish to try again.Tempting!

  3. Should we add salt or not? And what is Asafoetida?

    1. Salt is must. Its there in the ingredients list

    2. Its a typo, updated. Thanks for asking.
      And asafoetida means hing.

  4. very aromatic and very tempting!!

  5. My all time favorite, adding kasoori methi enchances its taste.

  6. all time fav.. I too have this in draft

  7. You didn't ssy when to add salt

  8. Drooling here. Very inviting.

  9. Very different...will try it soon

  10. Missi roti - this rajasthani delicacy is my favorite too. It goes well with gatta ki subji ( rajasthani dish)/ veg jaipuri

  11. Excellent and lovely looking missi rotis. Lovely preparation.

  12. Hi raks I am a great fan of your site hats off to you
    Arumayo arumai no words to say simply superb

  13. well prepared dear...delicious

  14. Nice n protein rich suited for kids lunch box

  15. hi raks.. missi roti is really appetizing!! soon will try....
    I already tried ur thepla... really nice and soft!!

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  17. Loooks so yummy ! Making it now ! BTW..This is my first time on the site.. Can you please adopt me, want to eat all this yumminess , you seem to be cooking up every day ! I am officially a fan!

  18. all ur recipes are wonderful..the way u present the recipe makes it easy to learn..

  19. very aromatic and very tempting !!!

  20. Rotis were very soft and tasty. Enjoyed it very much last night. But the dough was very sticky and it took much less water than the regular roti dough.

  21. Looks yummy. All ur recipes are so nice and easy to understand..

  22. Hi raks Plz post romali roti


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