I am back from my vacation of colourful world of Tulips to something for bfast-lunch or dinner :)!
Akki Rotti is a speciality of Karnataka. Akki in kannada means rice and rotti is something similar to a thin pancake. It’s generally made as a breakfast item.
Akki rotti is made with rice flour as a main ingredient. Usually akki rotti is made with rice flour mixed with fresh coconut, cumin seeds and some salt. There are varieties of akki rottis made - Avarekalu rotti (hyacinth beans or surti lilva) being the famous and seasonal one holds a good position even to this day.
Akki rotti tastes best when done on a BaaNale (it’s a circular, deep iron vessel similar in shape to a wok). Here as we have a hob where I cannot place a rounded bottom vessel I end up making rottis on a tava or a griddle which tastes equaly good. We enjoy this with chutney pudi + yogurt or just some pickle.
Here goes the procedure for making it…
Makes 6 Akki Rottis
Rice Flour – 2 Cups
Cumin seeds or Jeera – 1tbspn
Chopped onions - 1
Finely chopped Green chillies - 3
Finely chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbspn
Finely chopped curry leaves – 1 tbspn
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking
Warm water to mix the dough ( I used slightly more than 1 cup )
- Take the rice flour in a thali or a big plate, mix together all the other ingredients (excluding oil) with water to make a smooth dough sligthly softer than the chapathi dough.
- Now spread a spoon of oil on the griddle, take a lemon sized dough and pat it evenly on the griddle to a thin pan cake. Make few holes on the dough so that you can pour the oil in that & rotti gets cooked consistently.
- Keep this griddle on the low to medium heat, drop some oil in the holes and cook till it becomes slightly brown in colour. Turn over the rotti and continue cooking for about a minute or so.
- Rotti is ready to be served.
Serving Suggestions: Traditionally rotti is served with coconut chutney, you can serve with any other chutney or just some pickle. We prefer having it with chutney pudi and yogurt.
Variations: You could also make rottis with grated carrot or cucumber, finely chopped methi, dill/eneldo or capsicum, avarekaaLu (hyacinth beans).
Rotti can also be made with ragi which is called as ragi rotti – here instead of rice flour ragi flour is used and all other ingredients remains the same. Generally freshly grated coconut or onions are accompanied to prepare this.
Ciao again next week until then Have a great time!!