Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Akki Rotti

During the final semester of my Bachelor degree, I along with my best friend, Harusha were in Bangalore for our project work. We were lucky enough to stay with Harusha's grandparent's. We never missed home and were given a lot of love and attention by her grandparents and cousins. During those days I got to taste a number of Bangalore dishes and Akki rotti was one among them. I first had them for lunch at a Darshini (Vegetarian Fast Food center in Bangalore). It was right hot out of tava served on banana leaf with chutney. This was not the regular item at our place and I loved its taste. Once back to my own place I forgot completely about it. Until few days back when my friend Smitha reminded me. I was quite hesitant to try it as I was not sure about the consistency of the batter and also the style of making it. One day, when I was at her place she made this and both of us were hooked on to it. I noted her recipe and from then on this has been a regular item for lazy weekend breakfast. It is quick and tastes delicious too. 
Here is what's needed:
1 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1 medium Onion finely chopped
1 tsp Jeera
2 Green chilli's chopped
few strands of coriander leaves finely chopped
salt to taste

Procedure:
1) Mix all the ingredients well. Add water and mix well. The dough should not be like regular dosa dough. But is little softer than chapathi dough.
2) Heat a tawa. Take small amount of dough and pat it on either greased plastic sheet or aluminum foil. Transfer this on to the tawa. Fry on medium on both the sides by applying little oil.
Serve hot with chutney or pickles. I still need to work on patting them still thinner. 
The version with grated carrots or dill leaves too taste great.

32 comments:

Namrata Kini said...

I too tasted this for the first and only time at mai's place in Bangalore. They made the grated carrot version. Didn't know about the addition of coconut. I once made a similar expt. with leftover panpole peet. thanks for the recipe.

Asha said...

I love akki rotti. We make Coorgi style rotti with half cooked rice and half rice flour at my mom's place. Your's looks thick and yummy with coconut. Good one Uj! :))

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Shama Nagarajan said...

looks lovely........

Varsha Vipins said...

Looks like Omlette..new to me..good one Uj.:)

Nithya Praveen said...

Wat a coincidence...i too posted akki roti today.Looks wonderful ujwal!

Cham said...

I like akki roti tasted in MIL 's place! Looks tasty

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy yummy akki roti... my fav fav :)

sowmya said...

looks nice..i love them too and make it once in a while.

Madhu said...

Rooti with coconut, is exactly the way my makes it miss fresh coconut here..Aki rotti looks very good.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks great,and adding coconut really enhances flavor and softness to the roti!

LG said...

I am a big fan of rottis

lankythoughts said...

mom adds roasted peanuts(split). Tastes fantastic.

Purva Desai said...

This is new for me, but sounds delicious....will try this soon

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me. Looks yummy.

DEESHA said...

i love akki rotti .. my fave breakfast .. love it with thick yogurt or coconut chutney .. looks delicious uj

AnuSriram said...

That looks lovely....

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks perfect to me, yeah we do remember all the recipes so well coz' of these associated memories, I guess.

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Uj said...

Namarata,
It is a very staple dish of Blore I guess... Panpole peet? Never tried it.. It must have come really thin right? Since we make panpole peet quite thin!

Asha,
That looks delicious. Should try it next time with some yengayi!

Shama,
Thanks.

Varsha,
Omlette... he he ..

Nithya,
Loved your post and drool worthy pics!

Uj said...

Cham,
Thanks do try it.

Mahimaa,
Thanks.

Sowmya,
Even I too make it regularly now.. easy to make and good to eat!

Madhu,
Fresh coconut tastes excellent :)

RK,
Yes it does enhance the taste of the dish and tastes amazing

LG,
Then you got to try these :)

Uj said...

Vinayakanna,
Peanuts.. thats new to me.. will try next time

Purva,
Do try and let me know

KF,
Thanks dear

Deesha,
Tastes amazing with chutney :)

Anu,
Thanks dear

Malar,
Thank you dear

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Really want to try this. Loved it so much. YUM!.

Usha said...

I have been wanting to try this for quite some time now, this sounds absolutely delicious !

n33ma said...

Absolutely love akki roti!drool.
Looks very delicious.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Akki roti hm! awesome roti... he he he...i hope u never mind if i take a bite of it. wat do u say?

Valarmathi said...

Its new to me and it looks lovely.

Priya said...

Akki roti looks delicious, its one my fav, but yet to post in my blog..great job UJ..

Premyscakes said...

UJ, roti looks yummy, and my all time fav.

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too love akki rotis.. I tasted it a few years back.. this picture brings back all those memories :)

Swapna Pravin said...

Looks wonderful. We love making this very often.

Alisa@Foodista said...

This looks wonderful! Would love to try it!

SriLekha said...

recipe looks yum 'n' delicious!
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yasmeen said...

Hot out of tava and served on banana leaf with chutney,must have tasted like heaven:)