In the winter season, the deadly combination of makki ki roti and sarson ka saagh are in crazy demand. Some make it at home, some head to or order it from restaurants and dhabas. Besides the delicious taste, there are many health reasons why it is a favourite. From helping during pregnancy to promoting weight gain for the weight deprived souls, this dish can do a lot. So without further delay, let's get onto knowing the dish inside out. 


If working out is your passion then make friends with the makki ki roti. Reason being that it has carbs that take time to digest which gives us energy for a longer duration. 


Corn in the roti helps in reducing the risk of anemia. It has the goodness of Vitamin B12, folic acid, Vitamin B12, and iron which is good for our red blood cells. This in turn helps in keeping anaemia at bay.  

Weight Gain

 underweight makki ki roti

If you are underweight then corn helps in gaining it. It is healthy and you do not have to eat junk for those extra kilos. You will also be provided with vitamins and good quality fibre.  

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Blood Sugar & Cholesterol  

Intake of sweet corn and corn oil can help in the increase of blood flow. It also lowers cholesterol absorption and regulates insulin, which is a boon for cholesterol patients and diabetics.   

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pregnancy makki ki roti

For both the mother as well as the baby, corn is excellent! It has folic acid, zeaxanthin, and pathogenic acid which help in reducing the risk of birth defects in the baby. It basically protects the fetus from muscular degeneration and physiological problems.  

Healthy Skin

The Vitamin C and lycopene (antioxidants) present in corn, increases the production of collagen and prevents UV generated free radicals from damaging our skin.