Tuesday, 1 January 2008



We are back to a brand new year... 2008,How different this year will be from the rest I am yet to discover. We started the year visiting the temple, with the belief God will be with us in every step of this year too.Time for making resolutions and finding way to break them too.

I was off from the house for a week and it was then I realised how addicted I had become to net surfing and chatting. Though we were in the beautiful area of Somerset it was evident when I was logging in as though I had missed some important section of life for a week. There were loads of New Year Messages...and of course a few requests for some dishes with a traditional taste of Karnataka.... There are quite a few which I am trying to write in the coming few days.

If anyone asks me about Karnataka flavour the first thing that comes to mind is AKKI ROTTI, my favourite breakfast.

This dish is high in calorie and is very rich in carbohydrates. Made of rice flour it is very tasty and very filling as a breakfast.I use the rice flour available in stores by my mother prefers to wash and dry the rice and get it ground to flour in a rice mill.( the taste seems different I should say).

(to make 4 pieces)

2 cups rice flour
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 cup grated carrot
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 spoon oil
pinch of asafoetida
and salt to taste


Mix all the above ingredients with required amount of water to make a fairly thick dough.On a kadai or a tava add few drops of oil . Take a ball of the above dough and slowly spread it on the tawa or kadai with fingers. Spread as thin as you can and let it cook on medium flame.
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The Akki rotti comes out red and crisp in a few minutes time. Serve with the coconut chutney(recipe is in one of the earlier post)


So new year begins with a lovely recipe friends,, let me know how your trial with recipes go and if you


Little Star said...

looks yummmyyyy!!! will try it out soon and let u know :-D

Charu said...

looks yumm....but was wondering Won't the pan be hot and will get the hand burn?

Shubha said...

Hi charu,,

You will have to spread when it is cold.. I use two of these pans.. one is getting cold while other is on the burner.

srinivas said...

akki roTTi iiiii ammana nenapannu tarisiyE biTri - super super

The Bhandari's said...

I too make this a lot but use methi leaves and chopped onion, this time will try with carrot :)

Anusha said...

Shubha,the Akki Roti was very yummy.I did it following the instructions.The whole family enjoyed eating it.Multumesc mult cu drag

Shubha said...

Hi anusha, nice to see you here,thanks for visiting...

Merci pentu tot....