Monday, July 20, 2015

Raagi & Rice Flour Rotti

Raagi/Finger Millet flour and rice flour are used in this recipe and prepared rotti. Rotti is a famous breakfast dish in India. It is called with different name like talipittu, talipit, pan rotti, etc. It is surely one of the nice dish and you can enjoy rotti with coconut chutney or any other chutney.
Ready to Serve Raagi & Rice Rotti
Rotti is normally prepared with using onions, coconut and some spices. It is mixed with plain water or with some curd or butter milk. It is the choice to add vegetables. We can prepare rotti with rice flour, millet flour or finger millet flour, wheat, rava and many other grains.
I have prepared rotti with rice flour, raagi flour. I gave a little twist to the rotti adding onion chutney to the flour. It not only adds to the taste you can spread the rotti as thin as you want. One will thoroughly enjoy eating and preparing this rotti. It is easy and yummy. It is soft and good for the elders. Children will surely like it when you tell them that, they become strong when they eat this rotti.

Lets see the benefits of adding raagi/finger millet in your diet.
Raagi is one of the Healthiest food on the earth I can say. It is a staple food of many in Karnataka and many parts of South India. Using Raagi in your diet helps to keep the pill away. It does mean you grow strong and healthy. You must have seen grandmother or the elder ladies prepare baby food using this raagi. We call this as raagi manni (thin and looks soft and smooth after cooking). Raagi is rich in calcium and best for weight loss and helps to lower cholesterol level. It is the best food for people who suffer from diabetic and is full of fiber. It is good source of protein and minerals. Raagi contains amino acids. It is loaded with iron and it is beneficial for individuals with low hemoglobin levels. They also contain B Vitamins, B6 and folic acid. They are good anti diabetic and antioxidants contents.. Ragi is low in fat and it is gluten free, easy to digest. Ragi is good for bones. It is rich in calcium and vitamin D helps to strengthen bones and people who suffer from anemia. It is excellent source of natural calcium for aging people and kids and reduce the risk of fractures.
Now lets see this recipe.

Ingredients :

Onion Chutney : 1 Cup
Ragi/Finger Millet flour : 2 Cups
Rice flour : 1 Cup
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
Coriander Leaves : 1/2 Cup (fine cut)
Salt : as required
Water : as required
Curd : 1 Tablespoon (optional)
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Put rice flour, finger millet flour, onion chutney and salt in a big bowl.
2. Wash and cut coriander leaves and curry leaves into very thin and add it to the flour mixture.
3. Add a tablespoon of curd and mix all the ingredients with required water. Let the dough be bit loose.
4. Keep a bowl of water near the stove.
5. Keep a pan and heat. Sprinkle oil and spread it nicely around the pan.(tava).
6.  Take a handful of prepared rotti dough and spread it nicely around the pan. Wet your hands with plain water at times.(This helps to spread the dough evenly and thin). Let the fire be very low while spreading the dough.
7. Sprinkle half spoon of oil on the top of the rotti and cover the rotti with a lid. Cook on medium and low flame for 1 to 2 minutes. (adjust in between).
8. Remove the lid and add another half spoon of oil and turn the rotti other side and cook for a minute.
9. Remove from the pan and shift to a serving plate. Add a spoon of ghee and serve with the side dish you prepared.
10. Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare rotti.

Note :

Let the dough be bit loose. Thicker than idli though, but easy to spread. Adding oil taste better. You can cook with less oil also. People who are dieting do not add oil. You can cook with out oil too. Sprinkle little water now and then. It helps the rotti to cook nicely. You can add grated carrots, capsicum and cucumber. Adding more onions is optional.
Do not use the stale or spoiled chutney. It might cause, sick or infection or indigestion or food poising.
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4
Onion Chutney Recipe:
Grate coconut, add one cut onion, tamarind, little ingh (asfoetida), Red chills ( 3 to 4 ), very little quantity (1/2 of 1/4 Teaspoon/ 6 to 8 mustard seeds if you can count it) and salt.  Grind all these with little water and remove from the mixi jar to a serving bowl.
 Thyroid suffering people should avoid eating onions since it contain oxidants.  (Raw or cooked).


  1. This is my favorite. I remember my days in bangalore. This looks so healthy and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  2. Ragi and rice roti looks really yumm.

  3. Are you rolling the roti with rolling pin or pat with hand? I tried making roti but came out too brittle. It was breaking while shifting on pan. Any advice to make it firm like wheat roti?

  4. Hello Shweta ..This Ragi and rice roti is like our karnataka special Akki rotti.
    The batter will be little loose as shown in the picture. Its in batter consistency.Thicker than idli or dosa batter). You can use a butter papper and put a tsp of oil and spread it on. Then take a handful of this batter and spread it like round shape. Wet your hand with water on little oil and pat it with fingers. It comes as thin as you like. Then take the rotti with the butter paper on the hot tava and slowly remove the butter paper. You can use banana leaf instead of butter paper.
    The other one is like Pulka. witll give a link some time later. I have done that too.

    1. Here is Pulka type..
      link :




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