|Alternative names||Makyachi Bhaakri in Marathi,
Mokkajonna Rottelu in Telugu,Nepali
|Place of origin||Indian subcontinent|
|Region or state||Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh|
|Main ingredients||Corn flour|
Makki ki roti is a flat unleavened bread made from corn meal (maize flour), primarily eaten in the Jammu region, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand in North India & Gujarat, Maharashtra in Western India and also in Nepal. Like most rotis in the Indian subcontinent, it is baked on a tava.
Literally, makkī kī roṭṭī means 'flatbread of maize'. The word Makki is derived from Sanskrit Markaka  and Roti from Sanskrit word Rotīka. Makki ki roti is yellow in color when ready, and has much less cohesive strength, which makes it difficult to handle.
Makki ki Roti is eaten in many parts of India, but has been portrayed as a centuries-old part of Punjabi cuisine. Journalist Vir Sanghvi believes that this is inaccurate, as maize was introduced to the Punjab no earlier than the 1850s, when occupied by by the British.
Makki ki roti is often served with warming winter dishes based on greens (saag), such as sarson ka saag and channa ka saag. In Himachal it is also eaten with Maah (Urad) daal. Dogras have folk songs that mention Makki di roti. Maize food items are also popular in Rajasthan and one of that is maize roti. In fact, maize is one of the staple diet of Bishnois of Rajasthan and Haryana. In Uttar Pradesh, maize roti is also eaten with ghee, butter, jaggery and pickles. In Gujarat, this dish is also known as "Makai No Rotlo".
Media representation of popular signifiers of the food culture of Punjab like Makki di Roti, Sarson de Saag, and Tandoori Chicken enables the food to emerge as a commodity, which also meditates a particular taste besides cultural notions defining "Punjabi." Representation of Punjabi cuisine in media has made the culture and society of Punjab 'spectacular,'-- organized by spectacles (as seen in cookbooks and cinema) of "Punjabi."
makki ki roti, another bogusly ancient Punjab delicacy (the British brought American corn to Punjab)