I still remember the day when I ate this for the first time. I was staying with my uncle and aunt in Bangalore. And the daughter-in-law of their very close friend was to come home and teach my aunt how to make this. She had learnt this from her North Karnataka friends and had mastered it.
After that session, Akki Rotis became a regular feature at my aunt's place as well as mine. It is now a regular even at Amma's place. I had posted this once before in a different avatar. Here's the original recipe.
1 cup Rice Flour
2 tsp Green Chilli paste (or 2-3 Green Chillies, finely chopped)
1/4 cup Coconut, scraped
2 tbsp Oil
1/4 cup Coriander, chopped
2 Onions (or half a bunch of Spring Onions), finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Mix all the ingredients together (except the oil for frying!!) and add some water to make it a thick dough. (This is not a batter, it should resemble shortcrust pastry or chapati dough and not dosa batter.) Make small balls of this dough and flatten them on a greased plastic sheet.
Place the flattened dough on a hot tawa and toast evenly on both sides. This is also meant to be enjoyed with a dollop of butter. We enjoyed it with some Aavakaya.
A very traditional recipe from Uttara Kannada goes to Asha as one of the non Dakshina Kannada recipes for the RCI Karnataka event.