Moyen Wali Roti

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When I was in school , my mom used to make this special Moyan Wali Roti. I used to have it with my after noon tea. Not many people know how to cook it. So here is a recipe for those who would like to try it.


  1. Atta( wholemeal Flour) 2 Cups
  2. Cooking Oil 4 Tablespoons
  3. Some warm water for kneading the dough
  4. Ajwain (also known as Carom, Ajowan, Bishop’s Weed and Seeds Of Bishop’s Weed) – 1 teaspoon
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Some Butter


  1. Knead the dough by adding the Atta and some warm water.
  2. Take a small ball of this dough and spread it using the rolling pin.
  3. Smear one side of this flattened roti with some oil and sprinkle the Ajwain seeds and Salt on it.
  4. Fold the sides of this flattened roti from all the four sides. Now you should have a square shaped pieces about the size of your palm.
  5. Roll this piece again and put it on the heated fry pan.
  6. Leave it there for few seconds only( we are not going to cook it now)
  7. Turn the side and leave it few seconds.
  8. Take this slightly cooked roti off the pan.
  9. Let it cool a bit, Crumble it with your hands as much as you possible can and knead it up again by adding some oil in it ( or use butter or Clarified butter (Desi Ghee) if preffered).
  10. Take this crumbly dough and make a small ball and roll it up as much as you can, This time it will be all broken up and you would not be able to achieve a round shape , so do not worry about it.
  11. Put this roti on the heated pan and cook.
  12. Once one side is done change the side and smear it with some oil
  13. Smear the other side with oil as well and cook again.

Serve hot with some butter on top.

Enjoy it with some tea .
Make a great tea time snack, especially in winters.
It also tastes great with Pickle.