Monday 15 October 2012

"Palak waali Makki ki Roti" / Maize n Spinach Indian Bread

"Makki ki Roti" with "Sarson ka saag" is a very famous Punjabi meal.
"Makki ki roti" is nothing but rotis or Indian bread made from Maize (Corn) flour.
The flour is naturally rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamin B, omega 6 unsaturated fat and vegetable proteins. It is also rich in magnesium.
This Corn flour is used in Indian cuisine mainly to make rotis/Indian bread.
It is also extensively used in Mexican cuisine to make Mexican Tortillas, Tacos and Nachos.
These rotis are easy to make and also very filling, eating 1 of these rotis is equivalent to eating 3 wheat rotis of the same size.
The "Makki ki Roti" is normally made plain, and then served with lot of butter, but this version of adding Spinach/Palak I learnt from my Punjabi friend's mother who makes this everytime we visit them.
And when served with lots of butter, its tastes all the more delicious..!
Makes 5
Maize (Corn) flour - 2 cups
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
Ginger powder or fresh ginger chopped - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Cumin/ Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chilly chopped - 1
Spinach/Palak - chopped - 1/4 cup
Ghee/Oil for frying (Optional - not required for non-stick pan/tawa)
Butter for serving - As much as u like

Take a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and knead to a soft dough,using enough water.
Consistency of the dough should be like regular chapati dough.Divide the dough into 5 equal portions and roll out each portion into rounds like chapatis/rotis.
Now heat a tawa and fry/cook each roti, using little oil or ghee, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
Serve hot with lots of butter and/or sarson ka saag.

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