Poha Missi Roti Recipe, How to make Punjabi Missi Roti Recipe

This is traditional "Punjabi Missi Roti Recipe" with little twist I added Poha in it to make missi roti more crunchy and tasty. Missi roti is an Indian bread made with a combination of wheat-flour and gram-flour, seasoned with fresh indian herbs & spices. I have added something different ingredient in this recipe i.e Poha (flattened rice). 

This is my variation with missi roti, You can made so many variations by adding green leaf vegetables in it like methi (fenugreek leaves), spinach (palak) , onions and many more. You can check out my other variation with poha, do check poha paratha but without using gram-flour.

Missi roti are very light as well as healthy and a very good appetizer which is liked by every generation. They are great for breakfast and best going with curry dish, any dry veggie. They are so simple to make and crispy in taste. Missi roti can be even packed for a tiffin lunch or snack with some mango pickle or lime pickle. 

If you love to make and eat Punjabi food, then missi roti is a must item to try. This is perfect food to take along for long journey, because it's not sticky and as well as their taste and texture is remain same...crunchy, when it is cold also. It is very nutritious also as well as yummy Indian bread. 

If you are looking for more punjabi recipes then do check aloo paratha, paneer makhani, punjabi kadhi and punjabi dum aloo.

Let's start to make this easy and quick missi roti recipe with simple step-by-step process.  

Ingredients :

Whole Wheat Flour / Atta - 2 cups
Gram Flour / Besan - 1 cups
Poha / Flattened Rice - 1/2 cup (soak and drained)
Chopped Green Chilies - 1 no (optional)
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves (Chopped) - 2 Tbsp
Garam masala powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp to be added to the dough
Water -  1/2 to 3/4 cup
Oil or ghee for frying the roti's

Preparation Method :

1. First, wash the poha and soak in warm water for about 10 minutes. Then squeeze out the extra water and keep aside. Squeezing out the water.

2. In a mixing bowl, Mix the flours like wheat flour, gram flour and add the soaked poha and rest of the ingredients like jeera, indian spices and chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything well.

3. Add little water and start to knead into a dough. The dough should be little stiff than chapati dough or else you will not be able to roll it. Let the dough rest for 15-20 minutes.

4. Now take medium sized balls from the dough. Dust the work surface lightly with flour and roll into a medium sized round like chapatis.

5. Place the rolled roti on a hot tava or griddle and cook one side, when one side is half cooked, flip and cook the other side. Smear some oil or ghee on both sides and cook till browned and cooked.

6. Serve poha missi roti hot or warm with mango pickle, yogurt or white butter or sweet lassi or fresh juice.

Happy Cooking & Enjoy :)


  1. Never made missi roti.Your version makes me hungry ..Will try it for sure

  2. Nice twist to your roti dear!Looks very yummy and perfect!

    1. Thanks a ton dear Kushi..loved reading your feedback !!

  3. Nice twist .. I love trying out variations too :)

  4. Great share.I am going to try this today.Will post on how it turned out

    1. Thank you so much dear Sathya I am waiting for ur post

  5. This sounds so yum n healthy chef Jolly...

  6. What a wonderful idea Jolly to make missi roti more crunchy and crispy by adding poha. Got to try out this recipe for sure.