Indori Masala Roti

September 11, 2018mayurisjikoni



What is Mega Blogging Marathon?

Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3:

1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis

2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa

3. A-Z International Flatbreads.

I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to look for flatbreads beginning with all the letters of the alphabet as for this group cannot use batter based flatbreads. However, am up for this challenge.

Today is Day 9 and that brings us to Letter I. How difficult this letter is when it comes to finding an Indian Flatbread. The only one I came across was Irachi Pathiri and that’s a meat stuffed rice flatbread. Now that’s definitely out for me. Desperate times require desperate research. This led to Indori Masala Roti and Indori Palak Puri from the state of Madhya Pradesh. I chose Indori Masala Roti as I’ve never tried a paratha with so much mint in it, a recipe by the famous Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

There was no looking back or searching for other rotis as I still had a lot of research to do for the other flatbreads. So its I for Indori Masala Roti.Enjoy it along with a curry or as breakfast with some pickle and yogurt. That’s what we did, had it for breakfast with some jackfruit pickle that my neighbor made and I tasted it for the first time and some yogurt.

Indori Masala Roti 1

Indori Masala Roti 3

Indori Masala Roti 2


Makes 8

2 cups wheat flour

2 medium or 1 large onion, very finely chopped

1 cup finely chopped fresh mint

1 tbsp oil

1-2 green chilis finely sliced

¼ tsp asafetida (hing)

1 tsp dried anardana (roasted and crushed)

¾ – 1 tsp salt

1 tsp garam masala

little water

little oil for shallow frying

  1. Mix flour , garam masala, crushed dried anardana and salt in a big bowl.
  2. Add oil and rub it into the flour.
  3. Add the chopped onion and mint and mix well.
  4. Cover the flour and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Bring the flour together to form a stiff dough. If need be add little water.
  6. Shape the dough into a ball and rub it with oil.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 parts. Roll each part into a ball.
  8. Heat the tawa or frying pan over medium heat.
  9. Roll one dough ball into a circle of 7-8 inches in diameter.
  10. If the dough sticks to the rolling board dust it with some flour.
  11. Put the roti on the hot tawa.
  12. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
  13. Flip it over and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
  14. Smear the top part with 1 tsp oil. Flip it over.
  15. Roast the roti till it becomes light golden in colour.
  16. Smear 1 tsp oil on the another side, roast till golden brown.
  17. Make the remaining rotis following steps 9 to 16.
  18. Serve hot rotis with your favorite curry, pickle and yogurt.



  • When you add the onion and mint, the flour is allowed to rest as the salt will aid in releasing water from the onion and make the mint soft.
  • Add green chilis according to your taste.
  • If you don’t have dried anardana (pomegranate seeds) then add 1 tsp amchur powder (dried mango powder) or lemon juice.


A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email
  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962


You may want to check out what flatbreads I’ve made so far for this event:

A for Akki Roti

B for Bhakri

C for Chousela

D for Dalpuri

E for Ekadashi Thalipeeth

F for Fungawela Mag na Paratha/Sprouted Bean Parathas

G for Gulachi Poli

H for Hyderabadi Halwe ki Puri


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  • Sowmya:)

    September 12, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Such a tasty and tempting looking roti….onions and mint sounds like a flavourful combination to have.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks Sowmya, with lots of mint in it the roti tastes good.

  • Priya Suresh

    September 12, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Am sure with mint leaves, this roti will definitely please my tastebuds. Indori masala roti looks just prefect to enjoy with some pickle and curd. Healthy find.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 12, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you so much Priya and yes I was pleasantly surprised how good the roti turned out.

  • mencanmakehomes

    September 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    amazing !!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 12, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much.

  • harini

    September 12, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Wow! that is such a brilliant find! Love the minty parathas.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 12, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks Harini.

  • gayathriraani

    September 13, 2018 at 6:50 am

    This is a great pick for the alphabet. Even the for International flat breads, I was such a difficult one. These rotis remind me of those my mom made during our childhood. The addition of anardhana seeds is the only difference and I guess it adds a great flavour to it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 13, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks Gayathri, a mild taste of sweetness and sourness, but can be replaced by amchur powder.

  • lipikadalai

    September 14, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Yummy….looks so delicious

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you so much.

  • vaishalisabnani

    September 15, 2018 at 6:19 am

    I love the spices going in this Indori masala roti , love the flavour of anardana in anything , gives a very typical flavour which is to die for .
    Great pick for the alphabet .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 15, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much Vaishali.

  • code2cook

    September 17, 2018 at 2:28 am

    hahaha Today Indore is rocking :). Indori masala roti looks absolutely a comfort food. Addition of anardana will give a unique taste. I love its taste. I can finish them even without pickle.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 17, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      Yes Indore is definitely rocking and I learnt a new recipe from you… have bookmarked it try it out.

  • Annapurnaz

    September 18, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I have been to indore once. Though I couldn’t eat much over there, but whatever I ate was awesome. Can imagine how toothsome these Indori pooris must be. Wanna eat some right now

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 18, 2018 at 11:49 pm

      I’ve tasted food in Indore years back and loved it. Its like a mixture of Gujarati and Rajasthani food.

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    October 2, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    This looks so yummy. Addition of Anardana must have added some much flavour to this. Delicious

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 3, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Renu. Adding anardana makes it sweetish and sour at the same time.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    October 2, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    The spices in this roti is so awesome. All we need is some yogurt on the side to make it a dinner. I am so tempted to grab some fro m the screen.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 3, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Sandhya.. yes, with all the spices no need for sabji or dal.

  • Srivalli Jetti

    October 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Wow those rotis look so good and sinful Mayuri. I won’t mind having this. The jackfruit pickle sounds interesting too..I am bookmarking this for sure. I had made the palak puri so my next choice is this for sure!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 8, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks Srivalli and the jackfruit pickle tastes good even though I’m not a fan of jackfruit.

  • Padmajha PJ

    October 10, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Love all the ingredients that went into this Roti, especially the mint leaves. Nice choice for the letter Mayuri.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much Padmajha.

  • Simply Tadka

    October 15, 2018 at 8:56 am

    This bread looks so tasty and healthy and perfect pick with I , Same i choose Indori breads.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 15, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks Preeti.

  • lithuanianintheusa

    October 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    This looks so good! I have to try it :)) Lovely blog :))

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 18, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you so much and please do try the recipe.

      1. lithuanianintheusa

        October 18, 2018 at 7:55 pm

        I will!! 🙂

  • Batter Up With Sujata

    May 26, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Roti sounds so tempting Mayuri. Onion anardana garam masala definitely made it mouthwatering. Loved this easy and quick breakfast option.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Sujata.

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