Hey there. So this time I wanted to try something different. I was so bored of paratha’s and dosas and wanted to try something not attempted till now. That’s when I saw this post from a lovely blog known as Food Fashion Party. This is a rice pancake sort of dish from Karnataka. The spices and herbs used are simple and makes for a great breakfast.
Have you ever wondered on an average how much time a wife or mom spends on just thinking about “What to cook the next day? ” She has to consider everyone’s choice and then bring up a menu that’s suitable for all. Still I feel its a thankless job. Not that we need anyone thanking us but on those days that we burn our finger, on those days that get a cut or on those days that we leave kitchen drenching in sweat and tiredness seeps in our body, we expect people to “like”, “enjoy” and even “compliment” our cooking. It only humanly to expect this don’t you think ?
Moving on to today’s recipe, it is a must try at least when you want a change in your diet. Now the original recipe is a bit different from mine. I have adapted the recipe based on the ingredients I could find here. Do let me know if you liked them.
Rice Flour – 3 cups
Carrot – 1 peeled and grated finely
Coriander Leaves – 1/2 cup finely chopped
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Roasted peanuts – 2 tblspn coarsely grounded
Roasted Cumin Powder – 2 tsp (coarsely grounded will be good)
Oil – 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
- Keep 2 cups of water to boil.
- In mixing bowl, add the rice flour, carrots,coriander leaves, roasted peanuts, cumin powder, salt and mix everything well before adding the water.
- Add 2 tbsp of oil.
- Using a ladle add water little by little and keep mixing the using a wooden spoon.
- Mix everything properly. It will be a little sticky but will come together as a dough.
- Cover and let it sit till ready to make rotis.
- Heat up a tawa.
- Take cotton cloth and wet it well.
- Take a small ball of the dough and place it on the wet cloth.
- Using your hand pat it slowly spreading it across to make thin rotis as possible.
- Once the tawa is hot, slow using the edges of the wet cloth carry the cloth to the tawa and place the rotis on the tawa.
- Add ½ cup of water at a time. If the water is very hot to handle, use a wooden spoon to mix the dough. Mix everything well until the dough comes together. The dough will be sticky to the touch. It should all come together and not be dry. Make sure not to use all the water at once, you might not need all the water. Just use as much as you need to bring the batter together. Cover and let sit until ready to make it.
- Keep a griddle on medium heat. Let it get hot.
- Take a cotton cloth and wet it well. Sprinkle some water on the cloth, take a tennis ball size dough and pat it out with your fingers. You can make it as thin as possible, as you want.
- Using the edges of the cloth, carefully carry it over the griddle and slowly lower it on the griddle. Now, lift the cloth off the rotti. It will come off easily as you’ve used water. You could even use oil for flattening the dough out.
- Cook with a teaspoon of oil on both sides. It will cook in 2-3 minutes as we’ve used hot water to make the dough.
- Serve it immediately with some sugar (for kids) or chutney of your choice.
I served it with butter and honey.