Akki Roti

Originally from Karnataka, this “roti” is close to a thin adai. Akki means Rice in Kannada, and these are thick, soft rice crepes.

I’ve loved these rotis (pronounced “rotti”) ever since I was a little girl and would get them for breakfast when I holidayed with my grandparents in Bangalore.

Easy to make and packed with flavor, these are great for a hearty breakfast or brunch. In the original recipe, you would essentially make a dough and pat the dough onto a pan to form a thick rotti/ tortilla. But I like them thin and crispy – and so, I made a batter rather than a dough by mixing in lots of water to make it of pouring consistency.

Akki Roti

2 cups Rice Flour
4 green chillies, chopped
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 tbsp coriander, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1 pinch asafetida
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 onion, chopped
Salt, to taste

Mix all the ingredients with a little oil in warm water. I added enough water to make a thin batter.
Spread some oil on a heated pan and pour a 1/4 cupful onto the pan. Cover and let steam. Turn over and drizzle some oil on top.
Cook well on both sides till golden brown.

I love to eat it all by itself. But it tastes very good with a mild chutney.

I’m sending this one to Srivalli @ Cooking4allseasons for the Dosa Mela. This is the last one, I promise. As you can see, I’m a dosa freak too, Srivalli!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. LG says:

    For a thin and crisp rotti, it would be good to make a dough and pat it thin on the rotti pan. Fry the pan over a low flame. Incidentally even I have mix veggie akki rotti on my blog, do visit when you have time.

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  2. Dee says:

    love akki roti arundathi!!looks yummy!!

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  3. Cham says:

    My husb fav akki roti have do make soon in my kitchen.

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  4. Vani says:

    I love akki rottis! I make the original way though- dough consistency & patted on directly on the kadai. I like this version too. A lot easier and faster to make – same flavor! Nice entry fr dosa mela

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  5. Arundathi says:

    @ lg – yes, i’m sure you’re right. I just prefer this because its faster! 🙂 and turns out as well…@ dee – thanks!@ cham – do let us know how it turned out!@ vani – yes, i’ve tried both versions and this is definitely faster! and it does taste the same, so… Thanks!

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