Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Akki roti is a Karnataka tiffin variety. "Akki" means rice in Kannada language, and we all know "roti" means bread. In Karnataka, mainly they add dill leaves to this roti, but what we add to the roti is our choice only. Cumin and sesame seeds can be added to the dough, again, this is an option. I have, for now, added just lot of veggies, and allowed their aroma and flavor to prevail fully and not to be interrupted by any other spice or condiment.
These rotis have to be eaten really hot, straight from the tava.

Rice flour(store bought) - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Peanuts - 1/4 cup, roasted and then powdered
Carrot - 1, medium sized, grated
Red bell pepper - 1, small, grated
Pearl/small onions - 6, chopped fine
A small piece ginger - ground
Green chillies - 2, ground
Fresh cilantro leaves/coriander - 1 cup
Enough cooking oil/coconut oil to make the rotis

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: roughly 5 mts for each adai

Yields 7 akki rotis

Peanuts dry roasted in a microwave or pan, whichever is convenient to you, and powdered. I microwaved it at the burst of 30 seconds for 4 or 5 times, till it was roasted well, rubbed between palms to remove skins, blew them off, then powdered.

Onions chopped, coriander leaves chopped, carrot and red bell pepper grated, and you can see the ginger and green chilli ground pastes in the center

Rice flour measured and taken, and ghee poured on top of it.

Peanut powder and salt to taste added along with the vggies

All  mixed well with the flour with the tip of the fingers.

Lukewarm water added and kneaded to a smooth, pliable dough. There is no need for the dough to rest. We can start making immediately. Heat a non stick tava and keep the flames on low, spray some oil on it.

Grease a piece of wax paper (this process can be done on a greased banana leaf or aluminium foil too),pinch a ball, and flatten it.

Gently pat the ball as thin as you can

This is the full akki roti

Transfer it to the by now hot tava gently, and drizzle some oil around and in the center. The center hole is to enable the akki roti  to get cooked nicely

Akki roti  flipped over, drizzle some more oil, it is getting roasted nicely.

Serve this extremely tasty, healthy and nutritious Akki roti with Peanut chutney.  Please check my other chutney varieties.

This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com
* A teaspoon of jeera or sesame seeds can be added too to the dough.
* Fresh grated coconut can also be added.
* Adding peanuts is to increase the protein level, and it gives a rich taste too.
*As I mentioned earlier, finely chopped dill leaves can be added.


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