Thursday, July 2, 2009

Carrot Rotti

Akki rotti is a popular breakfast dish in South India.Akki means Rice, but here we use Rice flour to make them.Usually its made with lots of onions but can be used any vegetable and it tastes wonderful. Akki rotti must be prepared with fresh grated coconut otherwise the rotti will become hard and doesn't taste as rich as it has to be. Some prefer gravy with it and some don't , its all individual preferences. In my In-law's house they serve with sambar but my Mom's house its eaten with a dollop of butter on top.I like both the ways.I have used carrot in the recipe so it tastes a little sweet, to make it spicy i have added more green chillies again its an optional.

Each person can eat 2 rotti at a time.When you want to prepare more rotti's you can use a Holige paper which you get in India or else alumium foil.Grease it well and pat it and turn it over on the tava and peel it off.It saves time.Another way to do is turn the tava backwards and run cold water on it so it cools the tava and grease the tava with a little oil and continue the same procedure.

1 cup Rice flour
1/2cup Fresh grated Coconut
1tsp Cumin seeds
3-4 Green chillies
2 Carrots grated
Salt to taste
oil for frying(1-2tsp)
2tbsp Finely chopped coriander leaves


In a bowl mix all the ingredients except oil using 1/2 cup or less/more of water and make a soft dough.Put some oil on the tava and grease it well and take a ball of dough and pat/spread it evenly on tava and make few holes in the middle and add a spoon oil on the top and roast it on a medium high flame for about 3 minutes and turn it and taost it again.Serve hot with 1tsp of unsalted butter on top or with a cup of Mango puree(Rasayana).

[Note:Don't make the dough too hard nor too soft it will be hard to spread on the tava and it doesn't bake well too.If you dont want to use so much of oil u can dip u hands in the water while patting the rotti on tava and avoid the oil.]


  1. Wow this is cool and creative. SOunds interesting n tasty

  2. This is a nice idea, can i use wheat flour?

  3. Thanks.@Parita sure u can add wheat flour but it will make the rotti softer.So for 1 cup of rice flour add 1 tbsp of wheat flour.

  4. Akki Rotti is our all time favorite food Soumya. You have a good blog here. I am not sure what a Holige maker is. ( I know holige, but dont recall seeing a holige maker).

  5. thanks...@red chillies its the holige paper which you can find in any stores in bangalore.

    1. where in bangalore can we the holige pager.


  6. This looks really delicious, and I love that it's made with rice flour! Beautiful pictures also!

  7. Wow ... looks yummy. You are right about coconut ... they make rotti smooth. Photos are awesome.... keep cooking :)

  8. First time here. You have great recipes here!

  9. Roti looks yum! Lovely blog,I'm following! do check mine!:)

  10. woww.. looks soo delicious.. first time here... you have a good blog.. keep posting..!!

  11. That is a really yummy filling breakfast! Thanks for sending it to Show Me Your Breakfast Event!Can you please link back to the event announcement page.

  12. Wanted to prepare akki rotti for a long time but kept putting it off as i didn't get a good recipe..Am surely going to try yours!!


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