Sunday, February 6, 2011

Akki Roti

Other names - Rice flour Roti

Prep Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 30 min

Serves: 2

  1. Raw rice flour - 1.5 cups
  2. Fresh avarekaalu - 1/4 cup
  3. Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  4. Fresh Dill leaves (finely chopped) - 2 tbsp
  5. Onion (finely chopped) - 1 medium sized
  6. Green chillies (finely chopped) - 3
  7. Salt - to taste
  8. Water (to prepare the dough) - 1.75 cups
  9. Water (to cook avarekaalu) - 1 cup
For seasoning
  1. Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Method to cook avarekaalu
  1. Peel avarekaalu from the pods & soak in water for 3 hours.
  2. Squeeze each avarekaalu holding in between your index finger & the thumb to discard the outer skin.
  3. Boil one cup water along with required amount of salt & switch off gas.
  4. Add the avarekaalu; close with lid; set aside for 20 min.
  5. Drain water & pat dry.
Method to prepare the dough
  1. Combine rice flour, boiled avarekaalu, fresh grated coconut, chopped dill leaves, chopped onion and green chillies in a mixing bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds & let it splutter.
  3. Add cumin seeds & saute until golden brown.
  4. Add one and a three fourth cup of water, salt & allow to boil.
  5. Add the combined rice flour mixture; mix well; switch off gas; close with lid & allow to cool.
  6. When the dough is cool enough to handle, apply little oil in the hands; knead the dough for few min & roll them in to large lemon sized balls.
Method to cook the rotis
  1. Place a large lemon sized dough in the center of an iron griddle.
  2. Wet your fingers & pat the dough gently to form a thick medium sized circle.
  3. Heat the iron griddle now in medium flame; smear oil around the roti; cover and cook for about 3 min until brown spots begin to appear.
  4. Flip and cook similarly for another 3 min.
  5. Invert the hot griddle and place it under cold running water for few sec to cool it off a bit before proceeding with the next.
  6. Repeat the same method until all rotis are done.
  7. Serve hot with dill coconut chutney and avarrekkai sambhar/any chutney and sambhar of your choice/gojju/palya/badane ennegai.


  1. What is avarekaalu ? - Vandana

  2. Avarekaalu is a seed enclosed within a dark green pod more or less like that of green peas...its more frequently used here in Karnataka, in most of their dishes! Will try to upload the photo sooner or later...will have to search for its botanical name too!!!

  3. Is it avaraikkai ? .. If possible can you post the tamil name ? - Vandana