Methi Missi Roti Recipe

Methi Missi Roti Recipe is a popular North Indian Flatbread or Roti made with wheat and Gram flour and basic Indian spices.

Methi Missi Roti Recipe

With abundance of Methi Leaves or Fenugreek leaves around in the local markets, one is certainly tempted to try and include it in their daily meals. While Methi is available throughout the year in Mumbai markets, the winter produce is extremely fresh. So, I decided to make a popular North Indian Roti or Indian Flatbread this time called the Methi Missi Roti.

Missi Roti Recipe, A popular North Indian Flatbread Recipe also known as Masala Roti

My recent blog post was Methi Thalipeeth, a gluten free flatbread variety (Maharashtrian Cuisine) was also made with the combination of methi and millets. I have quite a few Methi Recipes on the blog too, such as Chana Methi ki Sabzi, Gajar Methi Peas Sabzi and Methi Theplas (Popular Gujarati Flatbreads). Do check them out.

The Methi Missi Roti Recipe I share here today is an easy, home style version. The authentic Missi Roti are cooked in a clay tandoor and baked crisp, slathered with butter or safed makkhan (white unsalted butter) during winters. The home made ones are usually cooked on a hot griddle or tawa, more home style.

Step by Step Pics of how to make Missi Roti at home

There are 2 key flours involved in the making of Missi Roti Recipe viz. Whole Wheat Flour and Gram Flour (Besan). The masalas or the spices used are basic and readily available at home. I have not added any Onions in my version of the recipe too.

Methi Missi Roti is usually served with either a dry sabzi or a gravy sabzi option along with a side of pickle or achar and some dahi or curd. For Dry sabzis or vegetables, you can check out the Corn Palak Sabzi, Khatta Meetha Karela Sabzi or with Gravy Sabzis like Malai Kofta and Capsicum Paneer Gravy Sabzi.

We also enjoy having leftover Methi Missi Roti with a cup of tea in the evenings or as a morning breakfast option too. It requires a bit more oil and / or ghee to cook than regular rotis so we prefer consuming them during the first half of the day when we are most active and burning the calories too.

Whole Wheat Missi Roti Recipe with Methi leaves

Now, let’s check out Methi Missi Roti Recipe and try it at home during winters.

Methi Missi Roti Recipe with Step by Step Pics

Makes about 7 nos. of Rotis (size as shown in the picture)

Measurement Cups – 1 cup is 250ml

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Besan or Gram Flour
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped Methi or Fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 cup Curd or Yogurt
  • 2 to 3 tblsp of water to knead the dough
  • 1 tsp of Ajwain or Carrom Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of Garam Masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsps oil for the dough
  • Ghee or Clarified butter as required to cook the rotis
  • salt to taste

Method

(1) In a large bowl, combine the flours, methi, spices, yogurt and salt. Add a tsp of oil and crumble the mixture well.

Missi Roti Recipe with Step by Step Pics
Flours with spices and salt

(2) Now add the yogurt and knead it into a dough. Use the 2 to 3 tblps water if required.

Missi Roti Recipe with Step by Step Pics
Add yogurt for kneading

(3) Apply a tsp of oil over the dough and allow it to rest for 20 minutes (covered with a kitchen cloth)

Missi Roti Recipe with Step by Step Pics
Knead the dough and smear oil

(4) After 20 minutes, Make equal balls of the dough and roll out rotis.

Missi Roti Recipe with Step by Step Pics
Make equal balls out of dough

(5) Cook the rotis on a hot tawa or griddle with ghee and serve piping hot with sabzi or gravy of your choice.

Missi Roti Recipe with Step by Step Pics
Rolling out the rotis by dusting flour
Missi Roti Recipe with Step by Step Pics
Cooking the Missi Roti with oil or ghee

Recipe Notes

  • The above recipe yields 7 rotis (size and shape as seen in pictures).
  • Use very little water for kneading as the yogurt provides much needed moisture.
  • You can add finely chopped onions too along with the flours. Reduce the quantity of yogurt as onions will make the roti dough slightly soggy.
  • I use home made garam masala powder so the quantity is very less as it is extremely strong in flavours. If using store bought, you might have to add a bit more.
  • While oil can be used to cook the rotis, ghee lends a lovely aroma and personally I prefer parathas and rotis in ghee.
  • You can store the dough in the refrigerator but use within 6 hours. It contains yogurt so the dough gets sticky if stored for too long.

If you try this at home, please give me a shout out / Tag Me on any of my social media handles.

Vidya Narayan

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Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Missi Roti with Methi is one of my favourite and my kids too like to eat this .. one of the best ways to use fresh methi in winters. I love to have it with a cup of garam adrakwali Chai!!

    1. Absolutely agree, especially the adrakwali chai part! haha.

  2. What a delicious lunch treat. I too made in a same way as you prepared. This is our last weekend breakfast. I just love methi leaves and the wonderful aroma it gives! Your theplas look so inviting and tempting. Pass me this plate!!

    1. They do bear resemblance to Theplas but they are Missi Rotis with Methi leaves. Thank you so much Jolly!

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