Saturday, June 6, 2009

Akki Rotti | Akki Roti...Karnataka Special.!!!

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Akki rotti is a very famous dish in Karnataka and is my favorite too. I never get bored of this rotti and I can eat this daily provided if someone prepares this for me...:)..!!
This used to feature as a regular dish in my lunch and my mom used to give me 6-7 roti's so that her daughter could get to taste atleast one...poor mom...!!Guys believe me, my lunch box used to be a hot target for my friends.If I tell them that i have brought this for lunch,I had to run after them to chase my lunch box or else there would be just a tiny piece left for me to taste and I always ended up to go the canteen....Hmmm..So many memories with this rotti for me.My Mom makes the best Akki roti's that I ever had.They will be perfect crisp and soft at the same time.

As Hubby is brought up in Delhi and as my Inlaws are from Andhra,they never got to taste this.The very first time i prepared this after my marriage Hubby was very much impressed by the taste and has become a big fan of this and now he always asks me to prepare this rotti.


Ingredients
:
2 Cups Rice flour
2 Onions finely chopped
1 Cup grated Bottle gourd(can be substituted by cucumber)
1/4 cup grated Carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped Coriander
1/4 Cup Roasted,deskinned and slightly powdered peanuts
1 tsp green chilli paste(Ground into a coarse mixture)
1 tsp jeera
salt to taste


Method:
  • Mix the rice flour with all the ingredients properly with hand until everything is mixed properly.
  • Now add enough warm water to make it into a semi solid dough as shown in picture.(Rice flour varies from place to place,if you feel that your rice flour is sticky then add warm water to make the dough which in turn helps to release the stickiness of the dough,it always help better).
  • Take a handful of dough and make it into round balls of Orange size.
  • Smear the Rotti tawa(Non-stick/normal dosa pan) with little bit of oil all over the tawa and place the rotti dough in center and press it gently with hands and spread into a thin layer by rotating the pan by immersing the hand in a bowl in between which helps in patting the dough evenly and smoothly on the tawa.Make it as thin as possible.do not bother if small gaps are there,that makes the rotti even crispier.
  • Pour a spoon of oil over it and cover it with a lid and place it on fire on medium flame.Let it cook for 2 mins.Keep an eye on it to check in b/n whether it is done or not.Once you see the red patches started forming increase the flame and cook it.Try to rotate the tawa inorder to get an evenly roasted rotti.No need to turn it on the other side.
Serve this right off from the flame and on to the plate with a dollop of fresh white butter and some Thokku(smashed pickle type generally made up of either mango or tomato).You can even serve it with masala dahi.




Other variations of Akki rotti:
  • The Basic Akki rotti contains Rice flour,onions,green chilli paste,coriander leavessalt,jeera.Try the other variations of Akki rotti according to the availability of vegetables.
  • Grated Carrot/Bottle gourd/Cucumber/Beetroot/fresh coconut can be added to the above mixture according to our taste.
  • Crushed peanuts add the extra taste to the regular Akki roti's.
  • Seasonal seeds like Avarekallu(tender ones) can be used to make these.
  • Greens like Mint/Coriander/Dill leaves/Spinach can also be added according to our taste
Mix and match the above variations in order to suit your taste buds.

Important Notes:
  1. Use two-three tawa's to make these rotti's which eases the process of making them.
  2. Do not attempt to pat the dough on hot tawa,the dough does not spread evenly and we may even burn our fingers.
  3. Run the backside of the pan(after the rotti is done) in running water in order to cool it faster.But do not try to attempt this process for non-stick tawa's,there is a possibility of the non-stick coating coming out and the shape of the tawa gets disturbed.
  4. Always prepare it on medium flame and higher the flame inorder to get nice crispy and softer one's.Otherwise it will become very hard and chewy.
  5. The rice flour's vary from place to place.The gluten content in rice flour also varies which when attempted something like this makes the rotti very hard and stiff and will be very chewy.So try to use non-glutinous rice flour for this and use medium hot water to make the dough inorder to avoid the extra glutinous of the rice flour.
  6. Dip your hands in water in between the process which helps you to pat them evenly or you can even apply oil to your hands while doing it.
  7. If you don't have many pans/tawa's at home,try to use a hollige paper if available to pat the rotti or you can even pat on the greased baking mat and place it on tawa with the dough side down and remove it after one minute and fry the rotti normally.
  8. Sometimes the rotti sticks to the pan and it does not come out.The Best way to get a non-sticky rotti is "spray Pam(Oil spray) all over the hot pan and run it in the water and follow the procedure, you can really avoid that messy job.
  9. If you do not have pam spray pour 1-2 tbsp of oil on the hot pan and prepare tadka (just add mustard seeds) and remove it and let the pan cool and follow the procedure.You can still avoid the sticky- messy job of rotti's.
I have shared you some important tips to make perfect and crispy Akki rotti's.Hope it might be helpful for you guys.These are the techniques which i have learnt from Mom inorder to make my favorite crispy Akki roti's.The process seems elaborate for beginners but experience makes it more easier to do them.

For a more healthy version you can even check my Ragi rotti which is equally delicious and more healthier than Akki rotti.


As a kid I never used to eat ragi rotti, In order to make it appealing for me my Mom used to pat half the tawa with the Rice flour dough and the other half with ragi flour dough which tempts me in a combo of different colours.Seems quite interesting right??Try it out to make your kids eat if they are also like me, do not accept some dark colors in their food.

This again goes to Nag's 'Ravishing Rice' Event Which was originally started by Meeta

and to "Show me your breakfast" Event by Divya of Dil se.


and this also goes to "EFM Theme - Breakfast Series" @ Srish Kitchen




48 comments:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm this is a nice roti, it sometimes turns out dry if not hard warm so I kinda avoid it, after looking at your akki roti I am tempted to have some!!!

Padma said...

Akki rotti looks delicious Prathibha... is one of my fav... even my mom uses 2 tawas to prepare this... so the other one is ready by the time the first one is done ... but never tried with bottle gourd... seems to be good n healthy :)

Pavithra said...

OH wow looking so yummy yummy.. looking crispy crispy..wish to have one prathy.. Clicks are superb.. work in progress so good and you are doing good job in editing work dear, like framing all those stuffs. keep it up.

Ann said...

I sure have lot to learn from your blog. You 've a lovely ideas with odd ingredients.. Atleast it's odd for me till today! Looks fabulous.

Parita said...

i would love to have this..looks delicious dear..m so gonna prepare this soon :)

AnuSriram said...

Delicious Rotis.. Never tried them..

Vani said...

Akki rotti looks yum, Pratibha! I use bandlee instead of tawa but the rest remains the same. Same as you, hated raagi rotti as a kid but love it now!

Pooja said...

Oh wow looks fabulous Prathibha! Never had Akki Riti before! You have tempted me enough to make it :)

Sunshinemom said...

Both the rottis look delectable. Am not too good at making these but I will try it one of these days.

Simran said...

I am so coming over to your home this weekend to eat this...never tasted it, and this sounds so tempting.

Mangala Bhat said...

wowow! Pathibha ...lovely blog ...lovely akkiroti ..r u kanndiga ? akii rotti butter on the top ..wow! yummy ..i drooling rght here :P

Srilakshmi said...

That's my fav.. looks really good!

Priya said...

Prathi,akki rotis are my all time favourite...love to have these rotis rite now...lol urs lunch box story brings me loads of beautiful moments yaar!

Gita said...

Nice crispy rotis Prathibha. Love your step by step mehtod. Thanks for sharing these awesome rotis :)

Bhawna said...

Hi Prathibha,
Thank u for posting akki roti with pictures. I had it once at my Kannadiga Neighbour's place and liked it a lot.

Lavanya said...

healthy rotis..nice step by step procedure..looks yumm prathibha..

Uma said...

Not fair to tempt me like this Prathibha! Gorgeous pics. I tasted this once at my friend's house and became an ardent fan of this dosa/roti. You have reminded me again :)

jayasree said...

Delicious akki roti. Gorgeous pics.. Thanks for the detailed tips.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice roti....a different version..yummy

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for your lovely words..

@pavithra Thank you gal for ur appreciation..

@simran u r always welcome 2 my place dear

RAKS KITCHEN said...

We make by grinding rice into dough,this sounds easier and adding onion,sure gives a great flavor,i will try this sometime!

Kitchen Flavours said...

I heard and saw this in many blogs but never tried this...Looks yum.. Nice presentation and write up.

Happy cook said...

Wow thatlooks so beautiful and so dalicious. With all those ingridinets it has to be yummy.

Trupti said...

both roties looks delicious Prathiba..love the addition of bottle gourd instead of cucumber

Priti said...

Yummy..I never tried making this ..my sis did once...ur recipe is real nice with so much details :)

Priyameena said...

Looks awesome...With those onion and carrot it looks gorgeous..

Divya Vikram said...

Have seen akki roti in man blogs. Looks too good. Havent tried it though.Nice pic.

Pooja said...

yummy rotis prathibha..thanks for sharing..

Laavanya said...

This has been on my to-do list for so long - looks perfect Prathiba.

kittymatti said...

wow! This is my fav! I just love them, yrs looks great!

Divya Vikram said...

Thanks for sending this to 'Show me your Breakfast' event!! Looks healthy delicious.

Vrinda said...

Yummy Akki roti Prathibha,never added bottle gourd in roties..sounds great and healthy...

Pavithra Kodical said...

Hahaha i am eating akki rotti now while i am typing this :) But i have not added bottle gourd and i add some ginger and curry leaves to this. Akki rotti always tastes great.

Cilantro said...

Lovely roti. We have them with cilantro chutney. I have also made them with ragi. Looks delicious.

rekhas kitchen said...

oohhh wow Bisi bisi akkiroti with bennne ummm mouthwatering nice golde color yum yum.Thank you so much for your support dear.

rekhas kitchen said...

oohhh wow Bisi bisi akkiroti with bennne ummm mouthwatering nice golde color yum yum.Thank you so much for your support dear.

Varunavi said...

Looks delicious prathy,love to have one :)

Ammu said...

Looks delicious & tempting. will try this soon.

Ramya Bala said...

I use to make without carrot...Looks very yummy!

Nags said...

I remember making this long long back. Thanks for the entry :)

Sush said...

i love love akki rotti, I can have crisp akki rotti with chutney pudi, 3 times a day too :)
my mom would be joining me shortly, the first thing, I would ask her to do is "akki rotti" :) those akki rotti looks soo crisp in your photos, just like the way I would love to relish them ;)

homecooked said...

The akkiroti looks so good! Beautiful click!

Preeti Kashyap said...

I made this today and it came out so great prathiba! thanks so much for the tip and a great post! I will post it in the future and link the inspiration back to you!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Can we have this wuth some curry or fry like badane ennegai?

Preeti Kashyap said...

there...i have posted it...I have acknowledged you. Thanks Prathiba!

http://relishingrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/02/akki-roti.html

Padmaja said...

Wow, nice recipe and pics Prathy. I am from Blore too and I love this. And just like you my mom makes the best akki rottis and I always had my lunch at the canteen courtesy my friends....

I was looking for something different to make akki rotti today and came across your blog. Will check the other recipes too. Cheers!!

Asha said...

I was searching for akki roti recipe and came across your blog...this is quite a unique version with the veggies making it more nutritious..will try this..

deepu panicker said...

Hi Prathibha, excellent blog!!!
This is one of my favorites,I am from Kerala,I am yet to try this at home.

I am chef, food photographer and have recently started blogging as well. My website is http://www.saltandtamarind.net/.
Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!

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