In school, we have been talking about Karnataka and the cuisine of Karnataka. In honour of my state, I am posting a recipe for akki (rice) roti. This is usually eaten for breakfast but I made it for dinner. It is quite simple to make and makes for a quick dinner. Most of the ingredients are usually in the pantry.
Makes six rotis. This can be made in 30 minutes.
rice flour 1 1/2 cups
chopped onions (1 cup)
chopped green chillies (1 tbsp) – increase or decrease depending on how spicy you would like
chopped cilantro (coriander leaves) – 2 tbsp
grated carrot – 2 tbsp
2 tbsp grated coconut (optional)
salt to taste
water (around 1 cup)
parchment paper or plastic sheet
Place all ingredients except water in a bowl.
Add water, little by little and knead to form a soft dough. Make balls.
On a parchment paper, add a tsp of oil, press gently with moist fingers to form a round roti
To a skillet, add a tsp of oil and gently place the roti on the skillet. (Be careful so that oil does not splatter on you). Make sure skillet in on medium.
After a minute, carefully flip the roti and cook on the other side. (Sometimes it may break up, but it still tastes good)
Serve with coconut chutney or tomato chutney. Goes well with a bowl of yoghurt too.