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Indian Punjabi Missi Roti

Spiced Chickpea Flat Bread

Spiced Chickpea Flat Bread is always served in all Indian weddings to accompany curries. However, this bread has so much flavor, you will enjoy it alone or with just some melted butter or pickle on the side. Even though this flat bread is specialty of North Indian State - Punjab, it is popular all over the India.

This spiced bread is also high in fibre, best suitable to eat on its own on-the-go. Punjab is a farming state of India and this flat bread was traditionally prepared for farmers working in fields to keep them full longer.

Healthy Chickpea Flour Flat Bread | Punjabi Missi Roti |

If you ever wonder to start your day right , this bread is excellent choice for breakfast.

Whenever, I make this dough, I roll and freeze 4-5 breads (uncooked), then on any busy weekday, just take out 1-2 frozen breads, cook'em on flat skillet with little bit or no oil and eat , sipping a cup of hot coffee.

Indian Chickpea Flour Flat Bread with Indian Pickle |

Healthy Keep Full Longer Breakfast Bread with Chickpea Flour |

This spiced flat bread makes me feel like chickpea flour and whole wheat flour are on mission to keep me healthy and full longer. Have this for breakfast and it will keep you full (satisfactory full) for long time. Perfect way to avoid mid morning snacks and maintain healthy weight.

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Spiced Chickpea Flat Bread

Spiced Chickpea Flat Bread
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine Indian Category Difficulty Easy Yields 8 Medium Flat Breads (Serves: 4)
Smart Swap Replace Wheat Flour with Buckwheat Flour to make Gluten Free Bread.


  • 1 & 1/2 Cup Chickpea Flour
  • 1 & 1/2 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion (fine chopped)
  • 4 tbsp Cilantro (fine chopped)
  • 1 Hot Green Pepper (small) (fine chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil (plus extra for pan frying)
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Powder (Or 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes. This amount does not make bread spicy, but it is totally optional.)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Fenugreek Leaves (Kasoori Methi - Optional)
  • 1 tsp Ajwain (Or dry thyme )


  • 1. Make Dough - In a mixer with dough hook or in a large bowl using hands mix chickpea and wheat flour. Add all dry spices, salt and onion, cilantro. Mix well. Add oil and 1/4 cup water at a time till dough comes together. Dough should neither be very sticky nor firm. Let dough rest for 15 to 20 minutes before rolling breads.
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    2. Roll Flat Breads - Heat an iron griddle or flat skillet. On a board dusted with wheat flour, take out dough. Divide into 8 to 10 equal size balls. Dust with flour to stop sticking with board. Use rolling pin to roll the dough to 5 inch circle.
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    3. Cook - Place the flat bread (one at a time) on heated skillet, add 1 tsp oil and sear it for 2-3 minutes on each side.
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    4. Serve - Repeat Step -3 for all remaining uncooked flat breads. Serve hot with Butter or Indian Style Pickle or Cucumber Raita. Check out Raita and Pickle recipes in pairing suggestions.

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7 comment(s)

  1. how many calories is this per flatbread? Also is it possible to make with just chickpea flour? I am following diet where I am not able to have wheat flour.

    Rashila, I don't have calories handy. Without wheat version will be entirely different recipe. Can't make these wheat free as it will make bread difficult to bind.
  2. Love, love, love this recipe. Packed with flavor & so versatile, this bread recipe is a instagram followers enjoyed it...thanks! :0)
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    Hi Laura, my sincere apologies for the inconvenience. we detected a glitch in our system that was blocking the emails. We are hopeful that you will start receiving emails in next 2 week. Thanks for letting us know. Your feedback helped us found the issue. We really appreciate your time. Hoping you will have our newsletter in your inbox soon. Best, Savita
  4. Q: Can I use yeast as well?

    Hi James, you can add yeast in this. Traditionally this bread has no yeast, but since it has regular flour and chickpea flour, I'm certain yeast will make it light, airy and fluffy. I would be really glad to know if you try it. thanks for asking question. I hope it helps.