Meethi roti | sweet flatbread

sweet chasni roti | meethi roti


Sweet flatbread or meethi roti is a recipe that is made with leftover sugar syrup after making gulab jamuns. Enjoy this soft roti with tea or coffee.

Gulab jamuns don’t get usually made in my kitchen. It is a rare treat I indulge in making. What is more precious than gulab jamun is the chasni? Since it is a rare sweet, pure sugar creation there is no way we are wasting any. We are making sweet flatbread or meethi roti.

What is chasni?

The sugar syrup that we soak the Gulab jamun in is chasni. While making Gulab Jamun the first step is to make the chasni. This is a simple syrup that has cardamom pods, saffron and cinnamon infused into it. You can add a bit of rose syrup if you like to this. The fried gulab jamuns are added to the warm chasni to soak up the chasni and swell making them sweet and delicious. The jamuns are served with a bit of chasni. However, there is always the syrup left over. Since it is such a flavourful syrup, it doesn’t make sense to waste it.
This is what I do with the leftover chasni, make a quick meethi roti that is loved by my kids.

Ingredients for the meethi roti.

The sweet chasni roti ingredients are just two, the atta and the sugar syrup that’s left over from making jamuns.
Multigrain atta: Atta is fine ground wholewheat flour. This is fairly good to make soft rotis or chappatis. At times I do mix a variety of grains to aid my brain in being happier. That is multigrain atta. To 3 parts of atta, add one part ragi flour, half part soy flour or chickpea flour to make a quick multigrain version. You can add milled cornflour, millet flour,  sorghum flour etc too to make this mix more nutritious.

Leftover chasni:  the chasni to flour ratio mostly is 1:2  One part of liquid sugar syrup is enough to knead two parts of the multigrain atta. However, depending on how the gluten swells a bit more syrup made be needed. So keep a bit extra.

Making the sweet chasni roti

Making the dough: Remove the whole spices, measure the sugar syrup and add to the mixing bowl. Mix the whole 2heat flour into the sugar syrup and give it a gentle mix. Slowly mix it well and knead for 7 to 8 minutes folding it over to make a soft dough. Initially, the dough will stick to your hands and as the gluten forms it smooths and become a non-sticky dough.

Rolling out the rotis: Dip your hands in flour and portion out the rotis into smaller-than-lime-sized balls. I make smaller rotis with this dough that the stuffed chocolate parathas. This is because these cook and burn a bit faster so you want to keep it smaller to aid flipping it often.

Cooking the rotis: since there is a lot of sugar in the syrup the rotis tend to burn faster than the usual chappatis. So in this case you want to keep the heat at medium and not high.

Meethi roti

Sweet flatbread or meethi roti is a recipe that is made with leftover sugar syrup after making gulab jamuns. Enjoy this soft roti with tea or coffee.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Fusion, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter


  • flat pan (tawa)
  • mixing bowls and spoons.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour Atta
  • 1/2 cup chasni


  • Add the flour to a mixing bowl and gradually add the chasni.
  • You may need a bit more or less to make a soft dough.
  • Mix and knead to form a soft dough ball.
    Sweet roti dough.
  • The dough is sticky to begin with then becomes soft and elastic.
  • Roll it into a ball and cover it with a moist cloth.
  • Set it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Pinch off lime sized balls from this dough.
    sweet flatbread dough.
  • Roll them as thin as you can into a circle.
    rolled roti.
  • Place the pan to medium heat.
  • Once the pan is warm, place the rolled roti.
  • When blisters start appearing on one side flip over.
  • Cook on both sides by gently pressing with a clean kitchen cloth.
    Meethi roti with chasni.
  • Remove from heat and store in a dry box lined with a cloth or kitchen towels.
  • The meethi roti is now ready to eat.
    sweet chasni roti | meethi roti
Keyword Baking bread, Indian desserts
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Meal prep and lunch boxes

The rotis stay well in the refrigerator for about a week. For the lunch box, we pack these rotis with some fruit cuts and a small slice of cheese. This combo is much loved and easy to put together in the morning. To make the box pretty you can cut the rotis into triangles or make smaller discs or shapes using a cooking cutter. I have not tried freezing this roti. Let me know if you have had success with it. The excess rotis I made were lovely with beaten coffee or tulsi chai.

Other roti  parathas recipes that you must try

Rotis and parathas make up a huge part of Indian meals. Here are some sweet and savoury styles that you can try.
Spinach avocado phulka
Cabbage paratha
Chocolate paratha
Sattu paratha
Aloo paratha

What else can you make with leftover chasni?

The chasni can be filtered and added to juices or lemon water (nimbu paani). You can add it to cold coffee or iced teas. Instead of jaggery use this chasni to make aval nanachathu (sweet poha) or to soak toasts.

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Hope you like this idea to make sweet chappathi with the leftover chasni. Try out the other ideas as well if you have lots of sugar syrup left. Let us know how you have used the gulab jamun chasni to create new dishes.

meethi roti | sweet flatbread

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Jayashree. T.Rao
2 months ago
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Love this, a good way to use the chasni after the jamuns are consumed. I always have some of the syrup left unused.

2 months ago
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Amazing way to use up the chaashni. I haven’t made gulab jamun in over 2 decades 😅 but would love to indulge in some meethi roti for sure

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