Disaster recipe 5

“If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don’t make it a leg”-Abe Lincoln

Wow, never thought trying out 25 new recipes in 25 days was going to be this hard- well part of the problem is I get lazy once I get back home, so am rarely excited about cooking these days! Anyway I am going to continue to see how long it does take.

And before we go into the recipes, let me just say it was a disaster, not in the sense that the final products were inedible but more like “what-in-the-world-did-I-end-up-with” disaster.  The recipe I tried was Makki di roti from here. Usually I like Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipes but this one I am not sure what the problem was.


3 cups cornmeal (I used coarse, may be that was the problem!)
1/2 cup wheat flour
Salt to taste
Butter, to top the rotis with


Whisk in salt and wheat flour into the cornmeal. Knead using warm water, until you get a soft dough. 
Divide the dough into small portions and roll in between a greased plastic wrap (it does stick!)
Cook in a pan on medium heat. Top with butter and serve hot.


Well while the taste was alright (I did not add enough salt), some of rotis started to harden and then we had to eat them like pappads. Like the journal of negative results in science, Malar of Kitchen tantra was thoughtful enough to host an event called  “Kitchen Mishaps“. Now I am not ashamed anymore of my failed culinary experiments, even those will have a home now! So this recipe goes straight to that event.

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