Makki ki Roti or Tamatar Khajur ki Chutney

Makki ki Roti or Tamatar Khajur ki Chutney

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Bread

Type: Punjabi

Try this combination – it is just as tasty as makki di roti aur sarson da saag


  • Makki ki roti
  • Cornmeal (makai ka atta) 2 cups
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Oil 3 tsps + to cook
  • White butter as required
  • Tamatar khajur ki chutney
  • Tomatoes, finely chopped 1½ cups
  • Dates, seeded and finely chopped 6 to 7
  • Oil ½ tbsp
  • Dried red chillies 2 to 3
  • Mustard seeds ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp + to garnish


  • To make makki ki roti, take cornmeal in a mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt and 2 tsps oil and mix well. Add enough warm water and knead into a dough. Add 1 tsp oil and knead again.
  • Heat ½ tsp oil on a non-stick tawa. Take a small portion of the dough between your two palms and pat with your fingers to a slightly thick roti. Place this roti on the tawa and cook, turning sides till it is even cooked and lightly browned on both sides. Make more rotis similarly.
  • Place them on serving plates, place a dollop of white butter on each roti and serve hot.
  • To make tamatar khajur ki chutney, heat oil in a non-stick pan, add dried red chilies and mustard seeds and saute till the seeds splutter.
  • Add tomatoes and salt and saute till they become pulpy. Add red chilli powder and cook for some more time.
  • Add ¼ cup water and mix well. Cover and cook till the mixture thickens. Add dates and cook till done they blend well with the tomatoes.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.