Friday, January 29, 2010

Makai Ki Roti/Corn Flatbread

Makai ki roti (makai meaning corn) is a classic dish of Awadhi Cuisine. Awadhi cuisine is from the city of Lucknow. The cooking patterns of this city is similar to those of Central Asia and Middle East and has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques.
I've been wanting to try makai ki roti since some time. It took me 3 trials to get it right. If the mooli(white horseradish) is large and juicy you dont even need to add any water to knead. Its a bit tricky to roll these, since they can easily fall apart.
The texture is different from a regular roti or paratha. It turns out crisp; rather than soft and fluffy. The mooli which is practically invisible, gives it a sharp taste. It is usually served with Sarson ka Saag - a dish made out of mustard leaves.
For health benefits of mooli click here.


1cup maize flour
1/3cup wheat flour
1white horseradish/mooli
1/2tsp ground cummin
1/2tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
Water only if required

  • Knead all the ingredients into a dough.

  • Leave for 30 minutes.
  • Roll into rotis between 2 plastics using oil if required.
  • Fry on a hot girdle on both sides till crisp.
  • Serve hot with Sarson ka Saag.
Sending this for 5-Star Makeover- Cornbread.


  1. This looks interesting and healthy. I wish I can have some to try. The closest I have tried is paratha which I really like with dhal curry.

  2. Another dish I've never tried before. Looks darn yummy, Shirley!

  3. Very unique! I love that the texture is crispy and can't wait to make it for my daughter! Thanks so much for sending it over for 5 star makeover!

  4. How interesting! I would love to try it.



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