I am lucky to be in a place where there are people from different states and communities. This gives me an opportunity to learn and enjoy different cuisines. I have learn't a lot of Kannada recipes from my friend and akki roti is one of them. The first recipe I learn't from her is authentic Karnataka Bisi Bela Bath which I have posted years back. Ok, back to akki roti- Akki Rotti is a very popular Karnataka breakfast item prepared with rice flour. Akki Rotti means rice pancake in the native language, Kannada (source-wiki). Finely chopped onions, grated carrots, chopped coriander, cumin seeds, sesame seeds and even tender mochai (field beans) can also be added to the akki roti dough. This is very simple to prepare and comes handy when you do not have dosa or idli batter at home. Today we will learn how to make Akki Roti following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Finely chop onions and green chillies. Grate coconut and keep it ready.
In a plate or bowl, combine together, rice flour, finely chopped onions, green chillies, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, grated coconut and salt needed. Add needed water and prepare a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 3 equal parts. Grease a tawa or griddle or a kadai with oil (yes, you can prepare it in a kadai also) and keep it ready. Take a ball of dough and spread it evenly and as thinly as possible as shown in the picture below. You can grease your fingers with oil to make spreading easier. Make 5-6 holes on the roti as it will help in cooking it well.
Then heat the kadai, drizzle a tsp of oil around the rotti and inside the holes. Cook covered on medium heat.
Once it starts browning, flip it over to the other side and roast until golden brown.
If you have another tawa, you can repeat the same process for the rest of the dough, otherwise, cool the tawa by showing the back side of the tawa under running water and then spread the dough on the tawa.
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