Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Akki Rotti | Rice Roti

Akki rotti is a very famous dish in Karnataka. Akki means rice in Kannada. There are many different ways to make akki rotti. Here is a very easy way of it. One can add methi leaves or dill leaves to it, which gives its own aroma to the roti.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 rottis

  • 2 cups Rice Flour
  • 1 small finely chopped Onion
  • 1 small grated Carrot
  • A small piece finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 table spoon Cumin Seeds(Jeera)
  • 1 strand Bay Leaf
  • 1 or 2 finely chopped Green Chilies
  • ½ cup grated Coconut
  • A small bunch Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • 1 table spoon Sugar
  • Salt as per taste 
  • 1 full Banana leaf

  • Take all the above ingredients in one vessel.
  • Mix thoroughly with hand by adding required amount of water.
  • The consistency of the batter should be as shown in picture.
  • Cut banana leaf into pieces, of size as shown in picture.
  • Place a handful of rotti dough on the banana leaf in center and press it gently with hands and spread into a thin layer by rotating the banana leaf. By immersing the hand in a bowl of water, in between spreading the batter, helps in patting the dough evenly and smoothly. Make it as thin as possible. Do not bother if small gaps are there,that makes the rotti even crispier. I have done 4 holes intentionally in the roti, which makes the rotti more crispy.
  • Now place this banana leaf on the hot tawa on medium flame as shown in picture.
  • Let it cook for 2 mins.
  • Keep an eye on it to check in between whether it is done or not.
  • Once you see the banana leaf getting roasted properly, rotate the banana leaf and let the rotti cook on the tawa directly. Remove the banana leaf as shown in picture.
  • Now turn the rotti and cook on the other side as well.

PS:  I have used banana leaf for making the rotti, which gives a traditional Authentic taste and aroma to the rotti. If there is no banana leaf available, then this rotti can be cooked directly on the tawa.


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