September 17, 2009

South Indies: Akki Rotti with Fenugreek Leaves

Akki Rotti is a unique speciality of Karnataka. It is in many ways very similar to Thalipeeth form Maharashtra.

I was wanting to post this one ever since I started with this blog. Akki Rotti is made so often at home, infact it is a very common dish at most homes in Kannada households. But I somehow never got around photographing it.

There are quite a few variations to the usual plain Akki Rotti. You could use a medley of grated vegetables, finely chopped spinach/fenugreek or methi leaves/dill leaves or even flat beans.


I particularly love the ones with Methi leaves. The taste of fresh methi leaves really stands out. We made Akki Rotti for breakfast this morning, & there was quite a bit dough remaining. I was in the mood to photograph too.

Here's how to go about it.

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup rice flour ( a medium sized cup will yield about 4 rottis )
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped methi/fenugreek leaves/Menthya Soppu
  • 4 green chillies - chopped finely
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut - fresh/frozen ( The more you add, the tastier it gets )
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil

Method:

In a large bowl,mix all ingredients except oil.

Add enough water to make a soft dough. The dough should be softer than a chapati dough but shouldn't be very watery. It should be form enough to make a medium sized ball out of it.


Grease a iron Kadhai /Tava with a tsp of oil.

Take a meduim sized ball, Pat it into the greased tava. The thinner you pat, the crispier it gets. Pour a tsp of oil around the center & the edges.


Cover the tava /kadhai with a lid. After about 3 mins, check with a spatula if the bottom of the rotti has turned slightly brownish. Let it cook for another minute if you want a crispier rotti.

Remove once done. Serve with pickle, chutney powder, butter or some yogurt. Enjoi ...

I like mine with some fresh yogurt mixed with a pinch of Rasam powder & salt. Yes, Rasam Powder with yogurt. Do give it a try, you will love it too.

42 comments:

Shankar said...

Akki rotti with Menthya soppu, for people like me..
Looks good,feels good and tastes good.. nice post

Indhu said...

love the first picture... I soo want to try this.. but am hopeless at making anything other than plain chapathis :(

Pavithra said...

Wow never tried with methi yah.. really good idea will try it for sure i have methi leaves in fridge.. may be will try tomm itself deesha thanks so much dearie,

Pari said...

Hi Deesha, I have also posted akki roti, but this version is completely new to me. Love the idea. Will surely try when ever i get hold of fresh methi.Thanks.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

similar to methi paratha - I guess ... but with rice flour...
Must be yum...

Shaista Tabrez said...

akki roti looks too good..

Archy said...

wow, aaki rotti with methi leaves wonderful!! looks so crispy.. Never tried yogurt with rasam powder, shall try :)!!

Vani said...

Akki rotti is my all time favorite breakfast. Love it with anything or even nothing in it! Menthyada soppina akki rotti looks great, DeeSha.

Padma said...

Akki rotti with methi leaves looks yumm...

Prathibha said...

Never used mint in akki roti...looks yummy...I will try next time..

Preety said...

thats a awesome combination

Anu said...

Akki roti with methi leaves is a different combination. Looks yummy.....

Cham said...

The greenish look in akki roti is very inviting!

Suparna said...

Good one Deesha :) I love akki roti al all it's variations, oh so much the taste of karnataka, it goes so well with just anything esp. kara chutney, great snaps as always :)
Enjoy
TC

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy n pretty green akki rotis out there!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Green colour of the akki roti looks very nice.

Nags said...

the pics are brilliant, and they have come out so well, probably cuz you make them so often :)

Priya said...

Green colour akki roti looks gorgeous..

Sush said...

I love dill leaves akki rotti more than menthya soppu. I was made to eat these very often after my delivery. The pictures are very good.

sowmya.s said...

nevr tried adding methi leaves ...wonderful idea..will try it soon..looks yumm..

Jaya said...

Deesha,
these reminds me of methi ki paratha which we like eating very much ..and i am sure this taste great also..
hugs and smiles

Curry Leaf said...

Great and colourful.Never tried the with methi leaves.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Healthy recipe...looks yum...nice presentation....

Sireesha said...

Looks delectable ..Never tried the with methi leaves....will try now..

Parita said...

Clicks are spectacular..brings out the flavors so well!

Smitha said...

Love Akki rotti!! must have it this week... love it.

Shri said...

Wonderful pics!And it looks so delish

rekhas kitchen said...

ohhh very healthy,comfort and perfect breakfast i must say my all time fav. too pic looks great dear.

jayasree said...

Healthy idea to add methi leaves. i love methi in anyform. Am yet to perfect the making of Akki roti.

Red Chillies said...

Looks good. I made this yesterday without the menthya sappu, but added kottmiri sappu.

Valarmathi said...

Healthy one, looks colorful and yummy. Nice presentation.

Sashi said...

Hi Deesha, you have a nice space. Lot of recipes, added them in to my List.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Deesha...i cant find a word to describe ur snaps...awesome is nt enough.. :)

Jyoti V said...

Hi Deesha,

Lovely Akki rotti ri..
Nice click too:)

Nithya said...
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Nithya said...

Wow.. thats a love dish wit absolutely tempting pics.. yumm.

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Purva Desai said...

this looks tempting and delicious

Purva Desai said...

this looks tempting and delicious

Erica said...

mmm this sounds fabulous! I've never heard of it before. The outcome is very pretty :) Hope you're having a good day

Dibs said...

I usually mix pickle or idli powder with curd. Rasam powder sounds great! Will try next time!

Nirupama said...

Hi,

Tats a lovely dish you have blogged about. Although you did not get the the region of the cuisine right. It is a South Indian dish not South Indies. We south Indians hate it when people use that particular term. I would appreciate it if you would correct it in your blog. Happy blogging.

Shanthi said...

looks gorgeous.