Friday, July 15, 2011

Rice - Cucumber Akki Rotti

Rice Rotti is always loved by most. I just thought of using Cucumber ( Manglore soute kai ) instead of onions to rice flour and prepare Rotti. It turned soft and tasty. Rice cucumber rotti is good for breakfast, snack and for dinner too.

Mangalore Southekai/bannada southekai or Saambar southe kai (Curry cucumber) is largely used in South Canara or Dakshina Kannada.
Rice flour, Mangalore Southekai, coconut, coriander leaves, curry leaves, green chilly and salt is used  for this rotti.
Lets see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Rice Flour -: 2 cups
Cucumber : 1/2 ( medium size).
Coconut: 1/2 Cup
Curry Leaves : Handful
Coriander leaves : Handful
Salt : to taste
Oil: 1/2 Cup

Method :

1. Wash and cut coriander leaves, coriander leaves.
2. Wash and remove the outer skin of Mangalore southe kai and put in water for 5 minutes.
3. Now grind southekai, coconut with little water. Remove from the mixi jar.

4. Now take a big bowl and put rice flour, ground southekai mixture and salt.
5. Add cut coriander leaves and curry leaves. Mix it nicely.
6. Keep a tava on the fire. Heat it. Sprinkle oil (half teaspoon) on the tava.
7. Take a handful of rotti dough and spread it nicely and thin.
8. Sprinkle little oil on the top and cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on low and medium flame.

9. Turn the other side and cook for 1 minute. Turn the other side again.

10. Just sprinkle little chutney powder if you like.

11. Remove from the pan and put it on a serving plate.
12. Add little ghee on the top and serve.

Note :

You can prepare this rotti by grinding raw rice. (Wash and soak 2 cups of rice in water and grind it after an hour into rava consistency. Then use it as rotti dough). No need to add any chilly to the dough. This rotti should be soft and without any masala. Adding chutney powder on the top of rotti is optional.
Time : 30 minutes if using rice flour. If soaked raw rice is to be used it takes  1 : 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .


  1. Hi...
    Sounds very interesting item will youplease clarify about the consistency of the batter (dough) actually from ur description its in idly batter or consistency I am not sure pls do clarify so that I can make it..

  2. Hello Vishku.......

    the cosnistency should little thicker than idly that you can spread the batter with your finger tips....then the Roti turns crispy....
    try it out and let me know how it has come ..and I am sure you will like it.....


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