Corn Flour Flatebread / Makki ki Roti (step by step pictures) Gluten free recipe

Makai ki roti is generally made during the winter-time in Punjab and Rajasthan. It is perhaps best known when accompanied with Sarson ka saag (cooked mustard green leaves). This is the Rajasthani version of ‘theplas’ with the difference that maize flour is used here instead of wheat flour. I am sharing recipe that my mom makes pretty often during winter season. The standard menu at our home was Makki ki Roti (Corn flour flatbread), Urad dal (lentil) or Arbi curry (Taro root curry), Gud (Jaggery), last but not least Chaas (Buttermilk). Now you can imagine how delicious your lunch or dinner going to be when you prepare this dish with any curry. Enjoy !!!!Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Maize/Corn Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of Ghee or butter spread over the roti.


Combine all the ingredients to form smooth dough.
Cover and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Flatten the dough by patting it using fingers and palm.
Then sprinkle some dry flour and patt on the slight flattened dough and patt again to make round about 6 inches big.
Heat an iron pan or tava, take about lime size ball each time and press between sheets of
plastic using a heavy flat pan or plate.
Peel out and roast on hot tava (pan) about a minute each side, should puff up nicely.

Spread a drop or two of butter/oil all over the roti.Serve warm with saag or dal or any curry.

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29 Responses to Corn Flour Flatebread / Makki ki Roti (step by step pictures) Gluten free recipe

  1. Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for posting. 🙂

  2. Hey thanks for ur lovely coment in my blog .Love the presentation in ur blog .
    Lovely clicks. Happy blogging.

  3. meghana says:

    I always wanted to try this dish…will make it soon…be my friend at and I will follow you back right away.

  4. GayathriNG says:

    Sounds new , looks delicious n innovative roti…

  5. Alessandra says:

    Hi, I am a vegetarian too, and I love your blog! Can I put your link on my blog roll on my two blogs? They are

    Please come over and let me know.


  6. It is fun getting in the kitchen an experimenting with different flours-there are so many different kinds out there. After seeing this, I do believe corn flour would be a nice change of pace from wheat flour. They do look delicious and toasty. Enjoy the day!

  7. shruti says:

    looks yummy….nice clicks. thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. Priya says:

    Flatbread looks fabulous.

  9. Akila says:

    Very yummy

  10. Anu says:

    Thanks for your nice word. Makai roti looks great

  11. Sandi says:

    Love your presentation. Everything looks so fresh!

  12. I will have to try this! Thanks!!!!

  13. This looks absolutely delicious! I have never made flatbread, but I think I should attempt it sometime soon!

  14. thanks for dropping by & leaving ur comment.. u really made my day & also gave me a chance to find ur lovely blog! i love makki roti & u have packaged them so well too 🙂

  15. Daksha says:

    Hi, makai roti looks yummy….nice clicks……my many friends from Udaipur … thanks for stopping by 🙂 …

  16. What a great recipe, those breads look delicious and pictures are beautiful! 🙂

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