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Missi Roti aka Besan ki Roti

Missi Roti is also known as Besan ki roti and it is very famous in Pakistani & Indian home cooking. Not something you will find on every restaurant’s menu like paratha or tandoori roti but at home everyone knows this. So next time someone from Pakistan tries to be a burger and say they dont know missi roti don’t believe them 😀 they all have eaten it once in their life.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wholemeal flour (aata)
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 small red onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 – 5 small green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbspns chopped green coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli flakes to taste
  • A generous pinch of carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tbspn cracked coriander seeds
  • ½ tspn crushed cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspns crushed pomegranate seeds
  • Some luke warm water to knead the dough
  • Ghee/ butter/ oil for frying the roti (I prefer ghee as it smells, tastes and feels more traditional)

Method:

  1. Mix everything (except oil & water) in a mixing bowl and knead a dough by mixing in water gradually. The dough should be firm to touch and not sticky.
  2. Pour some oil over the dough and keep it aside covered with a kitchen towel for 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 parts and make balls. Flat those balls like a roti/ chappati by dusting some aata on it and with the help of rolling pin.
  4. Preheat the griddle/ tawa on medium heat and place one roti on it.
  5. When it starts changing its color flip the side and apply some ghee on it. Flip the side and apple some ghee on the other side and cook until the roti is light brown.
  6. Do the same with other 3 rotis and serve hot with Lassi, achar, raita, chutney or Pakistani mangoes.

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Lachha Paratha

These parathas are lovely, ingredients are same as of Saadaa* Paratha, but there is a slight change in the method of rolling and giving a particular lachha look. Follow the steps given below, take help From the illustration and if you have any problem then email me …

Ingredients:

Procedure:

-Take a lump of Paratha dough and Make a kiwi Fruit sized ball.

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-Press it with your palm and then Flat its edges with your Fingers.

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-Now with a rolling pin, Flat this ball into chapatti. Spread 1 tbspn of ghee on it.

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-Now roll it into blinds.

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-Take one edge and Fold it with non – grease side up,

-Then Fold it with grease side top.

-Repeat this process.

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-Now make a spiral, coral like shape, like this,

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-And then press it with your Fingers.

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-On a lightly Floured surface roll it into a chapatti with a roller pin.

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-Place this on hot Flat pan.

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-After 5 – 6 seconds, turn its side and apply another tbspn of ghee on the half – cooked side.

-After 4 seconds, turn its side and apply another tbspn of ghee on it.

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-Now turn he sides Frequently and when its cooked (hot red) serve it hot with lots of pickle.

Outcome:

Tasty Lachha paratha is ready to be served.

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-If its greasy and difficult to roll, then use some lose Flour.

-Cook on medium low heat.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.

Saada Lachha Paratha

Saada Lachhedar Paratha is one of the specialities of Punjab*. Try and love …

Ingredients:

Paratha dough

30 tbspns desi ghee*(For 10 Parathas)

Procedure:

-Divide Dough into ten equal portions.

-Take one and make a kiwi Fruit sized ball, roll it like a chapatti and spread one tbspn of ghee on it. Now very gently, Roll this wrap into a snake, Folding ghee side in.

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-Now with your hands roll this snake and make a thin, big snake.

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-Give it a coral, spiral shape, like in the picture below,

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-And press with your Fingers. Like this,

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-Roll this with a rolling pin and dust with some Flour wherever needed but avoid using lots of Flour.

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-Roll it into a chapatti and place it on hot Flat pan or Tawa*.

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-After 4 – 6 seconds turn its side and spread 1 tbspn of ghee on it. Then again turn and spread some ghee on the other half cooked side.

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-Turn Frequently until its golden brown and then take it out in a plate.

-So the same with rest of 9.

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-Serve hot with pickle or any curry of your choice.

-And and and do not Forget Lassi.

Outcome:

Lovely, delicious lachhedaar paratha is ready to be served.

Tips:

-Avoid using lots of Flour while rolling.

Servings:

This will serve 10 persons easily.