Diwali means there’s a need to be something special on the plate that would be better than Missi Roti with Achaari paneer on the other hand. The combined taste of these two luscious dishes will make your Diwali evening a seven-star evening. These dishes are not just mouth-watering but also nutritious as it consists of a whole lot of vegetables.
Diwali, also known as Dipawali, is celebrated by the Hindu Festival. According to Hindu mythology, it is the festival of lights; on this day, Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after 14 long years of forest stay.
Missi Roti is a renowned dish because it is very different from the regular rotis that we eat every day. It is made up of wheat flour and gram flour, and a lot of other spices. It is filled with the goodness of Indian spices, which help us heal and grow. There is hardly any vegetarian who doesn’t love paneer dishes. Being a paneer lover, I must say that Achaari Paneer is one of the most delicious paneer dishes you will ever taste. So now roll up your sleeves, and let’s make missi roti with Achaari paneer.
Recipe of Missi Roti
Preparation time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Total – 40 minutes
Serves – 4
- 400 grams of Wheat flour
- 150 grams of Gram flour (Besan)
- ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
- ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds (Jeera)
- Chopped Coriander leaves
- One teaspoon Pomegranate seeds
- 2-3 Chopped green chilies
- A pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 200 grams of Diced Paneer
- Two tablespoon oil
- Butter to fry (you can use ghee or oil too)
Step 1: Take a fresh bowl and add 400grams of wheat flour and 150grams of gram flour to it; mix it well.
Step 2: Now take a pan and roast the carom seeds, cumin seeds, and pomegranate seeds on low flame. Don’t overcook the seeds as they burn very fast. Once the seeds are sautéed, put the flame off, pour it into a grinder, and powder it.
Step 3: Add the powder to the mixture, now add the turmeric powder, chopped onions, chopped green chilies. Mix all the spices thoroughly.
Step 4: Once all the spices are mixed, add two tablespoons of oil and a sufficient water amount. Make a dough, don’t make the too soft or tight keep it moderate.
Step 5: Now make small balls of your desired size. Now make rotis out of those ball with some raw flour. Heat a pan for that and prepare the rotis.
Step 6: When the roti is half cooked, add some butter and fry it well. Similarly, cook all the rotis.
- Cook the roti on a moderate flame.
- While cooking, add pierce the roti with the spatula to have a well-cooked roti from inside.
Recipe for making Achaari Paneer
Preparation time- 20 minutes
Cooking time – 25 minutes
Total -45 minutes
Serves – 4
- One tablespoon cumin seeds
- Two re chilies
- ½ tablespoon methi seeds
- ½ tablespoon mustard seeds
- One teaspoon coriander seeds
- ½ tablespoon fennel seeds
- ½ tablespoon kalonji
- One capsicum
- Two medium-sized tomatoes
- Two medium-sized onions
- One tablespoon ginger garlic paste
- One tablespoon Kashmiri red chili powder
- ½ cup of whisked curd
- Two tablespoon chopped coriander leaves.
Step 1: Take a pan and heat it; roast the cumin seeds, red chilies, mustard seeds, methi seeds, and fennel seeds.
Step2: Once the spices are roasted, pour them into a grinder jar and powder it. Now your Achaari masala powder is ready to keep it aside.
Step 3: Take the capsicum, tomatoes, and onions and chop them roughly, then grind them and form their pure.
Step 4: Take a fresh pan, pour a cup of oil into it, then add the kalonji, now add the ginger garlic paste and saute till a nice aroma of it comes out.
Step 5: Add turmeric powder and the capsicum puree and cook it well. Once the mixture is thickened, add some salt and sugar to taste. Once the oil oozes out, add the curd and mix it well.
Step 6: Cover the preparation and cook it for 5 minutes more. Keep stirring it occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom. If the gravy gets too thick, add some water to loosen it up.
Step 7: Add the diced paneer (cottage cheese) and mix it well, cook it for 4 minutes. Put the flame off, add the coriander leaves, and then transfer the Achaari paneer to a bowl and serve hot.
Have Missi Roti and Achaari paneer on the auspicious day of Diwali as your dinner. Enjoy these two superb dishes with your loved ones and surprise them. I hope you like the recipe.