Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Sindhi Koki

 Koki is a traditional Sindhi breakfast item. It is very crisp and has a flaky texture. It has wheat flour as the main ingredient with lots of flavor from onions, carom seeds and cumin seeds. Traditionally, the shortening used in this is ghee, but we can replace it with oil as well. It is served along with yogurt and pickle. 


  • Wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Chickpea flour/Besan - 2 tablespoon
  • Onions - 1 medium-sized
  • Green chilies - 2
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Carom seeds/Ajwain - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cilantro - 2-3 tablespoon
  • Dried fenugreek leaves/Kasuri methi - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ghee - 3 tablespoons + more for smearing on koki
  1. Mix together wheat flour, chickpea flour, finely chopped onions, green chilies, cilantro, cumin seeds, carom seeds, Kasuri methi, salt and pepper powder in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of ghee to the dry ingredients and mix well to get a crumbled texture. 
  3. Add water little by little and knead to make a stiff dough. 
  4. Rest the dough for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into large lemon-sized balls and flatten them to make thick rotis. 
  6. Cook on a hot griddle, smearing ghee on both sides. 
For our monthly cooking challenge "Sshhh cooking secretly", I had the opportunity to select a theme for the month of March. I came up with the theme "Flatbreads". The dish can be international or Indian and made on skillets, tawa, oven or grills. 

My partner for this theme is Preeti Tandon Shridhar who gave me ajwain and green chili as my secret ingredients. I gave her yogurt and baking powder and she made delicious puffy bhature. Do check her blog cakes and curries to get the recipe. I have bookmarked her thandai cookies and ginger snap cookies.


  1. Sindhi koki is delcious. My favourite with masala chai. It is a perfect lunch box dish and good for travels too.

  2. Sindhi Koki looks so inviting. I love all the spices and onion that goes into it. I make it with ghee as it tastes so different from the oil ones. Koki, tea and pickle...makes a perfect breakfast option.

  3. Sindhi Koki looks amazing. I would love them with a cup of ginger tea. I like koki beacuse of all the masalas that go into it, making it so flavorsome and delicious.

  4. I love Sindhi Koki. Tastes delicious and travels well too. You have made it so perfectly! Now you are tempting me to make some too! 🙂

  5. Sindhi koki looks super tempting. I can imagine the spicy delicious taste. Loved adding ghee in the dough. It will definitely give a wonderful flavour. Can't wait to try.

  6. Such an authentic recipe. i love koki for the abundance of onions in the recipe.

  7. Awesome kokis! I too make it with ghee as it has a great flavor profile. This is a loved weekend brunch. Your koki has turned out beautiful and love the quantity of onions! YUM!

  8. superb kokis! these flatbreads look delish, fillign and nutritious Anu! thanks for the theme too

  9. Sindhi koki sounds absolutely flavorful, especially with those onions going in. Perfect treat with some masala chai.

  10. I always love this Sindhi Koki. I had made it once, a long time back.Thanks for reminding me, would love to make it soon again with your recipe.

  11. Sindhi Koki looks amazing. Such an authentic recipe.....
    this has turned out beautiful

  12. Sindhi koki is my favorite. It tastes yumm with masala chai and mango pickle. Your koki looks perfectly roasted and crisp .

  13. We love sindhi koki. My friend used to bring it office many a times. It is so flavorful and delish. You have made it so perfectly.