Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rice roti (Akki rotti)

Hello friends ! Today I will teach you to make rice rotis which I learnt from my mother-in-law. You can see her in the picture below. She is an expert in preparing rice rotis. In Kannada we call them akki rottis. It is so tasty that you just can't stop eating!!!


Rice flour - 2 cups
Onion -2 (chopped)
Green chilly -3
Coconut - 1/2 (grated)
Banana leaves - 4 pieces
Oil - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste.

In a bowl take chopped onion, green chilly,grated coconut, 2 spoons of oil and salt. Mix them well. Now add rice flour and knead uniformly adding water to get the right consistency.

Take 3-4 banana leaves, each about the size of a normal plate. Apply oil on the smooth side of the banana leaves. Take a handful of the rice dough and pat them on the oiled banana leaf till it occupies the maximum area possible.

Repeat the same for the other banana leaves.

Heat a non stick tava. place the banana leaf with the rice dough side downward. Pat lightly on the upper surface of the leaf. Allow for about a minute till the underside of the rice dough is baked. Now slowly peel off the banana leaf from the rice roti.

After one more minute, flip the rice roti so that the other side starts baking. After it is baked on both sides, the first rice roti is ready ! Voila !!

Note: The banana leaf you peeled off can now be re-used for making another roti. If banana leaves are not available, you can use aluminium wrappers.

These rotis go well with chutney, sambhar, pickles or even honey/jam.

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