September 16, 2012

Besan Masala Roti

The cooking challenge for the month of August is "Besan ki Masala roti". This is a flat bread made with chick pea flour and whole wheat flour. These rotis are stuffed with mixed spices. This recipe is adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's "Marwari Vegetarian Cooking". This recipe post is for "Indian Cooking Challenge". This event is hosted by Srivalli of "Spicing Your Life".


For roti:

Besan -1 cup
Wheat flour 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Olive oil - 2 tablespoons

For masala filling:

Cumin powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Green chilli,chopped 1
Salt to taste
Dry mango powder 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
Olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

1. Mix all the ingredients for the masala filling in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Divide into eight portions and set aside.
3. Combine all the ingredients for roti and knead into a soft dough. Divide the dough in eight portions and make balls.
4. Roll out each ball into a four inch disc and place one portion of the masala filling on to it.
5. Fold and roll out again in triangular or round shape. Repeat the same with the remaining portions.
6. Heat a skillet and fry each roti with a little olive oil till both sides are golden brown. Serve hot.


  1. Just wondering..does it make a difference if I throw in the spices into the dough when I knead it versus using it like a stuffing?

  2. So good that it turned out well..delicious rotis!