Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rava-Snake Gourd Pulp Rotti

Rava Snake Gourd Pulp Rotti is a breakfast dish. Rava rotti is an easy dish and we can eat them as snack or for dinner also. I just wanted to add the snake gourd pulp this time to see how the rotti turns out. It has become superb.

I normally do not waste any vegetable's peel or pulp. But remember that it is washed nicely and away from chemical spray. I like snake gourd and prepare many side dishes like dry curry, kootu curry, sihi (a type of sweet curry which is prepared using snake gourd) etc. So the pulp too can be made use of . We can prepare chutney, gojju, majjige curry etc. Check while buying snake gourd it is not turned hard (over grown). It should be soft and fresh. Here I have used cooked pulp. Added the cooked pulp to rava dough and prepared rotti. It was very nice and tasty. One should know that the pulp also can be used for some thing or the other.
Please note : Do not add ripen Snake gourd pulp to the rotti.   Do not add if the seeds are hard. The only soft and tender (seeds that are yet to grow) pulp should be used in cooking. (Edible).
Lets see some benefits of eating Snake gourd.(Padavalakai in Kannada language).
Snake gourd/padavalakai helps to improve the strength of the immune system. It also helps detoxify the body and reduces fever, improve the digestive process of the body. It is good for diabetes. It also helps to loss extra weight.
Onions are not used in Rava -Snake Gourd Pulp Rotti and it can be prepared on any special days or fasting days.

Things Needed :

Rava/Semolina (medium size) : 2 Cups.
Snake Gourd Pulp : 1 Cup (Cooked or raw)
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Green chilly : 1
Coriander Leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Ginger : Small Piece (1 teaspoon-grated)
Salt : Required
Water : Required
Oil :  3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chilly.
2. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger, wash again, grate and keep it aside.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Now take a big bowl. Add rava, curd, grated coconut, ginger, cut coriander and curry leaves.
5. Add salt and snake gourd pulp. Add required water and mix all the ingredients and keep it for at least 10 minutes.
6. Now keep a dosa pan (tava) on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on the tava.
7. Take a handful of dough and spread it on the tava in a circle shape. (With the help of fingers).
8. Sprinkle oil on the top, cover the rotti and cook for 1 minute on medium flame.
9. Turn the other side and cook ( 30 seconds).

10 Now the rotti is ready to serve. Serve with the side dish you have prepared.

11. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
12. Serve Hot rotti with a spoon of ghee or butter on the top. Hot rotti taste better.

Note : 

You can use bottle gourd pulp, ash gourd pulp, pumpkin pulp also. Cooking the pulp helps to soften the dough and rotti comes out well. (or you need to grind them if using raw). Rava rotti dough consistency should be thicker than idly dough. It helps to spread the dough on the tava easily.
Adding onions are optional. The thickness of the rotti is optional.(thick/thin). You can use butter milk instead of curd.
Time : 30 minutes
Serves :  3 to 4 


  1. Yummy rotti, looks very tempting, beautifully made

  2. This sounds like a greaaaaaaaaat recipe. I am sure gonna try this
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    1. thanks for the invitation.....thanks for the sweet comment too..
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  3. Wow!! This is new and creative. Looks delicious. Super awesome. Love it. :)

  4. Really yum rava roti, I need to try it, too lazy now tried bread for breakfast

    1. Thank You Swathi ...try it out when you are free..You will surely love it...

  5. YUmmy and healthy roti!! Very interesting!!


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