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September 6, 2007

Akki Roti



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.

30 comments:

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

Hi Raaga, my mom used to make something very similar to this..except that she doesn't mix the dry ingredients(small onions, green chillie)with the flour batther, rather sprinkles it on top...will try it out once and post it

Nags said...

yeah it might be a lil tuff to find nendrams in delhi.. its a mostly kerala fruit. cant get in even in hyderabad

Suganya said...

My neighbour in India used to prepare this. She grinds coriander leaves and green chillies together. So its more green and darn spicy. All the more reason to love it!

lakshmi said...

noooooooooooooooooooo - i wanted to post this for RCI K :D

kidding, il post anyway - :). love akki rotis. its a pleasure to watch women make in north karnataka make - i love the way they pat it on the stove - its such a beautiful movement

Asha said...

OOH!! Masale akki rotti! Looks great and great entry ,thanks Raaga.Hugs:))

Richa said...

i like akki roti a lot :)
looks so delicious, can i come over ;)

bee said...

i love the level of detail in your instructions. have to try this. when you say 2 onions, you mean two small ones right? here, the onions we get are often the size of a child's head.

Madhu said...

Hi Raaga,
Akki rotti looks yum-yum. I don't add coconut while making mine, it looks delicious. Have to try your recipe.

TBC said...

You know, I've made these before, never knew that my creation actually had a name:-)

Jeena said...

Hi Raaga I love your roti recipe they look yummy. :)

Kumudha said...

I love akki roti. It tastes great with coconut chutney.

Wonderful recipe!

Sreelu said...

Raaga dear, mouth watering, need to get my hands on it

Priyanka said...

Never had Akki roti Raaga...looks pretty tempting. Also loved ur thick rava dosa and patroda. however instead of rice, we use besan in the patroda...will try out ur version when i can lay my hands on some colocasia leaves....pretty difficult to find them here in the US.

yashika said...

oh I just love this... will try and let u know..pls lemme know when u try my saravana bhavan korma...:-)

Rajitha said...

raaga.. this looks devine..my moth is seriously watering..yum!

Lakshmi said...

I am an ardent fan of rotti. Lovely entry for RCI-K

Prema Sundar said...

Have tasted this in one of my friend's place who is a telugu .. since then i thought this was a dish from Andhra....but now Iam clear.have never made this and after eading ur post wanted to try it out.. thanks

Shella said...

Thanks for sharing this Raaga. I have some rice flour at home n am always in a predicament of what to do with it quickly & easily. This seems too good.

Raaga said...

@Kitchen Scientist: I will try the sprinkling method the next time. That would be like an uthappam :-)

Raaga said...

@Nags: Hyderabad is caught between the north and south... in more ways than one :-) I lived there and married a Hyderabadi :-)

Padma said...

There is one more method to this Akki Roti and you can see it on my blog, my very first post...Akki rotis is really very delicious, I learned this from one of my fren here in NJ.... loved ur version too!

Raaga said...

@Suganya: That sounds like my green akki roti... where I ground everything together including the spring onion greens.

@Lakshmi: I am sorry :-) but you can post it too. There are so many versions going around, one more will add to the tasty spread.

@Ashakka: You're welcome. There's more coming your way.

Raaga said...

@Richa: Standing invitation sweetheart!

Raaga said...

@Richa: Standing invitation sweetheart!

@Bee: I only talk of the slightly bigger than a golf ball size of onions. :-) I haven't been to the US in 22 years and am not sure I can remember "large" onions... could you please take a picture for me. Please :-)

Raaga said...

@Madhu: coconut makes it soft :-) and yummy.

@TBC: happens all the time with me :-) Then I figure that Jai and Bee have christened it already :-)))

@Jeena: They are yummy and can be made in a jiffy.

@Kumudha: I haven't tried this with coconut chutney... I will soon.

@Sreelu: Just come over.

Raaga said...

@Priyanka: Patrodo may be a little tough... but these dosas are ready before you know it :-) Do try and let me know how you like it.

@Yashika: I will do so :-)

@Rajitha: Bring your drink over and we'll party :-)

@Lakshmi: Most people who have tasted this, love it :-) I think I can safely make such a statement.

Raaga said...

@Prema: Maybe this has a variation in Andhra cuisine... you never know :-) It is easy... do try it.

@Shella: Welcome to my blog. This is simple and tastes heavenly.

@Padma: I did go to your blog... liked your version too. :-)

Vcuisine said...

A neat recipe Raaga. Viji

musical said...

Your akki roti pictures as LIVELY! They are giving me serious cravings after lunch, Raaga.

I'll check our your green akki roti too :). (You see, this needs to be made today!)

Sonu said...

i really liked ur akki roti, looks delicious cant wait to try it out.