How to make Makai Ki Missi - Sweetcorn missi roti.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Sweet Corn tinned, Cornmeal (मकई का आटा)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

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Makai Ki Missi

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Makai Ki Missi Recipe

  • Sweet Corn tinned 3 tablespoons

  • Cornmeal 1 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/2 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup

  • Onion chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to shallow fry


Step 1

Crush the sweet corn. Mix onions, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder in a bowl, crushing with your fingers. Add the sweet corn and mix.

Step 2

Add gram flour, wheat flour and corn meal and knead with enough water to a dough. Cover the dough with damp cloth and rest for 15 minutes.Heat a non stick tawa.

Step 3

Divide the dough into equal portions and roll into balls. Dust each ball with a little dry flour and roll carefully into thick rotis.

Step 4

Place the roti on the hot tawa and roast on medium heat for ½ minute.

Step 5

Turn over, drizzle a little oil all around and turn again. Cook, turning a few times, till both sides are well done. Serve hot.