Thursday, October 10, 2013

AKKI ROTTI

AKKI ROTTI

Today I present my recipe for a favourite breakfast item of ours called Akki Rotti. This is a Karnataka specialty and is like a dosa/pancake made of rice flour. You can use grated vegetables while preparing the dough as this adds to the taste of the dish. For example, I have added carrots in this recipe.


Ingredients:
  • Rice flour ( akki hittu) , 2 cups
  • Atta, (wheat flour) 1- 2 tbsp, for binding
  • Onion, finely chopped, 1
  • Green chillies, chopped, 4
  • Grated coconut, 1/4 cup
  • Grated carrot, 1
  • Coriander leaves, chopped, 2 tbsp
  • Asafoetida, a pinch
  • Oil, for roasting
  • Salt, to taste
Method:

Grind the grated coconut and the green chillies together in a mixer with very little water till the green chillies are fully crushed.
In a bowl, mix this along with rice flour, chopped onion, a pinch of asafoetida, chopped coriander leaves, grated carrot and salt.
Knead this to a soft dough by adding some warm water and a little atta for binding the dough.
Set aside for 10-15 minutes.
Divide the dough into lemon -sized balls and pat them to make thin rottis. This is best done by applying a little oil on to a plastic sheet and patting the dough evenly using your fingers to form a round rotti, preferably as thin as possible.
Heat the tawa and when it is hot, hold the plastic sheet with the patted rotti in one hand and peel off the plastic sheet with the other and place the rotti on the tawa.
Drizzle enough oil to roast it to a golden brown.
Flip and roast the other side as well.
Serve hot with chutney of your choice.