Silmaian Rotta By Ajay Chopra

Silmaian Rotta

Silmain Rotta is a dish popular with the Baniya community in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. This dish is typically cooked before a wedding by bride and groom's family. This dish consists of a peculiar potato preparation and roti.
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Cooking Time

35-40 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For silmaian rotta
  • 2 potatoes with skin
  • oil
  • For moong ki dal
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 8 cloves
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 cup soaked moong dal
  • salt
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cup of water
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • asafoetida
  • 500 gm of fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 cup dill leaves
  • For Rotta
  • 2 wheat dough balls
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard oil
  • ghee for garnish


  1. 1

    Chop the potato into dices without peeling its skin.
  2. 2

    In a heated pan add oil, chopped potatoes and let it cook.
  3. 3

    Add green chilli, dry red chilli, chopped ginger, a pinch of asafoetida and let it cook.
  4. 4

    Add fenugreek leaves, salt as per taste and mix it well.
  5. 5

    Add dill leaves and mix it well.
  6. 6

    In another heated pan add ghee, cloves, chopped green chillies and mix it.
  7. 7

    Add chopped ginger, soaked green moong dal and mix it well.
  8. 8

    Add salt as per taste, turmeric powder and mix it again.
  9. 9

    Add water and let it cook.
  10. 10

    Roll out the wheat dough balls.
  11. 11

    Apply mustard oil on the roti and dust it with flour.
  12. 12

    Stick the two rotis together and let it cook from both sides.
  13. 13

    Garnish the Aloo, Methi & Soya ki sabzi with ghee and, Salmaian Rotta is ready to serve hot.

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