Akki Rotti is a rice-based breakfast item unique to the state of Karnataka, India but extremely popular. Akki means rice in kannada. Rice flour is used to make rotis.
In this recipe I used Brown rice flour. Brown rice flour is a nutritious alternative to white rice flour and is naturally gluten-free. It is high in protein, iron, fiber and vitamin B. Brown rice flour is rich in manganese, which helps in the proper development of bones and cartilage.
This Akki roti is more crispy and very tasty. Enjoy!!
Brown Rice Flour 1 ½ cups
Finely chopped Bell pepper 1 no.
Finely chopped Green chilies 3 no.
Grated Ginger 1 Tbsp.
Grated coconut 2 Tbsp.
Cumin seeds ½ Tsp.
Plain curd 2 Tbsp.
Finely chopped curry leaves 1 Tbsp.
Finely chopped coriander leaves 1 Tbsp.
Butter 1 Tsp.
Oil/ Ghee For required
Water 1/2 cup or according to required consistency
- Lightly grease a mixing bowl with butter. Mix the rice flour, cumin seeds, chopped bell pepper in the bowl till it forms a lightly crumbly mixture.
- Add a hot water to the mixture and let it stand for 5- 10 minutes.
- Add green chilies, chopped coriander, curry leaves, grated ginger, plain curd and coconut and mix well with water to form a dough.
- Slightly looser than the chapatti dough. Keep covered for 10 minutes.
- When dough is cool enough to handle with bare hands add 1-2 tbsp. of oil and kneed well.
- Make dough into medium sized balls. Place one of the divided balls on a piece of plastic sheet or a parchment paper and start spreading it out into a large flat disc using your fingers.
- Preheat the skillet. Now transfer onto hot skillet and remove the paper. Dribble oil along the sides.
- Wait till the edges turn golden. Flit it over and cook on other side till golden.
- Makes crispy, crunchy and remove from heat and serve it right away.
- Serve hot with coconut chutney, Red bell pepper chutney.
- This Rotis even more lovable are chopped dill, fenugreek greens, carrots.
- If you want to make this more healthy avoid the ghee and use little oil. But Ghee enhances the rotis taste.