Friday, October 29, 2010

makkai di roti & sarson ka saag

The famous and mouthwatering punjabi dish,which is so authentic and mindblowing is simply deluctable , a proper north indian whole meal which is very famous in road side dhabas.I followed this recipe from my recipe indian cook book,Shobha indani's cookery book.This dish is a perfect winter dish which can easily warm you up.Sarson means mustard and makai means corn( maize flour ),this combination of mustard leaves and maize flour bread is something to die for ,the combination is simply unbeatable .

Approx will make 8-10 rotis..
ingredients :
2 cups makkai ka aata ( maize flour )
1/4 cup gehun ka aata /normal regular chapati flour (wheat flour)
salt to taste
butter as required
luke warm water as required
zip lock bag or thick plastic sheet
method :
Mix both the flours,add salt and pour little water at a time to make a soft pliable dough.Cover the dough and keep aside for 15-20 mins.Rub the dough with few drops of oil.take a ziplock bag,cut it from two sides,open it ,wet the bag from centre with few drops of water,take one golf size ball from the dough.Keep this dough on the centre of ziplock bag ,cover the bag from another side and roll the dough with a roller or you can press the dough with palms and make it big in size say about a saucer size.Wet your hands again and remove the dough from the plastic sheet carefully and slap it on the preheated tava or pan.Roast it both the sides for few seconds and then on direct flame roast the roti both the sides,put a blob of butter on roti and serve immediately with sarson ka saag.

Approx for 4-5 ppl
ingredients :
2 cups chopped sarson leaves (mustard leaves)
1 cup chopped spinach leaves ( palak )
1tbsp maize flour ( makai ka aata )
1 chopped onion
1chopped tomato
2-3 garlic cloves
1 small pc ginger
1-2 green chillies
salt to taste
1tsp red chilli pwd
1tsp garam masala
1tsp turmeric pwd
method :
Pressure cook sarson ,spinach leaves,half of the chopped onions,half of chopped tomatoes,ginger,green chillies,garlic cloves adding little water.Cook till they are tender.Let it cool and grind into a paste.Heat oil,fry chopped onions and tomatoes till tender,add the masalas and sarson paste.Fry well ,simmer,add maize flour and stir till the gravy comes to boil.Simmer for 10-15 mins, add a blob of butter and serve hot with makai ki roti.


  1. yum ...I just wish to have that platter

  2. Maki is roti and sarson ka saag is ultimate traditional dish. Love them.

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