Avalakki Rotti is a simple and an age old South Indian breakfast recipe that can be made quickly. It’s an unique and popular breakfast especially in Karnataka state. Avalakki means ‘beaten rice/poha’ and rotti means ‘bread’ in Kannada language.
This recipe is prepared using avalakki/poha, which is mixed with greens, veggies and chillies. This makes a very tasty, filling and healthy breakfast option.
It can be done in two ways, one is by soaking the beaten rice and other by grinding into powder. It comes out well in both the ways.
This Rotti is tapped on a banana leaf to form a circle and then cooked on a hot tawa. It can be prepared directly on tawa too, but requires some practice. As banana leaf is not easily available, you can use butter paper or tawa or plate (rotti thatte). Here I used Rotti plate.
Have a look at the recipe….
Category : Breakfast
Cuisine : Karnataka
Author : Jyo
Yields : 7 Rottis
Ingredients : (1 cup = 250 ml)
- 1 cup thick avalakki/poha/beaten rice
- 1/4 cup rava/semolina
- 1/4 cup grated carrot
- 1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp dry red chilli flakes
- 2 green chillies, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
- Few fresh curry leaves, finely chopped
1. Wash avalakki/beaten rice and soak in enough water and keep it covered for half an hour. Then take all the above ingredients including soaked avalakki in a bowl. Mix, combine and mash well everything well by kneading with your hand using very little water to form a perfect dough. The dough should be soft and non-sticky. Keep it covered for 15 minutes.
2. Grease the plate with oil, take handful of the dough and spread it on the plate evenly with wet fingers. Place the tawa on stove and cook both sides to get a crispy rotti.
3. Serve hot with ghee or chutney or thokku or yoghurt.
Other Rotti recipes on the blog…
I used thick avalakki here, if you are using semi-thick avalakki, there is no need to soak it, just wash, rinse and drain it and let it sit for 15 minutes.
You can also use red rice avalakki/red rice poha for this recipe for healthier version.
You can add your choice of veggies for a more healthier Rotti
Add water little by little to get a soft and non-sticky dough.
Mash the avalakki well with your hands.
This Rotti can be made either thick or thin. If you like it crispy, tap it as thin as possible.
You can substitute rava with rice flour.
If you add more water by mistake, add little rice flour.
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