WISHING ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
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.
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