Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Akki Roti with Palak Dal

Akki roti is roti made with rice flour. Its not very soft like the wheat roti but somewhat like makke ki roti. Its texture and taste makes it different and special. I have had these rotis in one of the Darshinis in Bangalore(Jayanagar 4rd block). And then on I went on looking for its recipe. Found various recipes on the net. Tried it myself trying to make it closer to the one I had tasted in bangalore.

I have just added cumin seeds, salt, crushed green chilles and finely chopped onions to the rice flour while kneading. This ensured the ease while rolling chapatis. For more taste and color you can also add grated coconut and carrots.

2 cups Rice flour
1 green chilli crushed
1 small onions finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
Salt as per taste
Hot water to knead
Ghee for brushing


Mix onions, chilly paste, salt and cumin seeds and little ghee with the flour.

Now add hot water and knead the dough. Keep covered with a damp cloth for 5-10 min.

After 10 min knead the dough well to make it soft. Use some ghee if required.

Divide into 8-10 balls.

Spread some flour on the table top and roll into chapati . Take care to roll lighty or it will break apart.

Heat griddle on medium high heat. Now roast the rolled chapati on the it. Cook on both side brushing with ghee.

Serve with coconut chutney or sambar.

I have served akki roti with Palak dal. Following is the recipe of palak daal.

Palak Dal:

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds followed by chopped garlic and onions and broken red chillies. Now add cumin and corriander powder, salt and turmeric. Saute well. Now add spinach and cook till its raw smell goes off. Add tomatoes and cooks till tomatoes are tender. Now add cooked split green pigeon pea dal which was already boiled till mushy. Mix well and bring it to boil. Now add little tamarind pulp with a pinch of sugar/jaggery. Cook for few more min. Serve hot with Akki Roti.

This combination worked very well with me. It was a good change from the regular chapatis.


Myviews said...

Hi pearl , nice combo of akki rotiwith palak dal..first time iam hearing palak dal.. i will try...

Usha said...

Hey Diksha,looks awesome....I have never tried akki roti but have heard a lot about it, would love to try this sometime soon :)