More in the series of Rotis/Breads after Chapathi, Jwari Roti, Mooli Paratha – this time its Akki Roti. Akki is the Kannada word for rice – this is a very popular dish among the North Kanara konkani people. Ofcourse in places like Bangalore and Mysore people do prepare it but very rarely they roll it but they prepare the patted rotis. This particular version of the rolled Akki roti is very tasty, provided rice flour is of good quality and of fine consistency. They turn out very fluffy when knead and rolled properly. I borrowed this recipe from my Mother-in-law even though I hail from Bangalore. The best combination dish for this roti over the years has been Vayangana Nonche (Brinjal Masala).
What you need to have:
1. Fine rice Atta – 1 cup
2. Water or milk – 1 cup
3. Cooking oil – 2 Teaspoons
4. Salt – to taste
What you do with what you have:
1. Sieve rice atta in the atta siever with salt.
2. Place a wide bottomed bowl or a non-stick Kadai on the flame with 1 glass of water and add 2 teaspoons fresh cooking oil to it. When it starts boiling simmer the flame and add Rice atta slowly to it and keep stirring till it turns to the consistency of chapathi atta (see image below).
3. Switch off the flame and keep it closed for about 5 minutes so that the vapors fall into the cooked atta and turns easier to knead and roll.
3. After a while pinch out the required quantity of atta, dust it in rice atta itself and roll it on a thick plastic sheet to the required thickness and is as shown in the image below.
4. Place flat roti tawa on the flame and when heated place the roti on it. Just when when heated it looks like in the image below.
5. Flip it and just dry roast the other side as shown in the image below.
6. Flip it the other side and press it with the the edges of the spatuls and it starts puffing and is as shown in the image below.
7. Transfer it into a serving plate and enjoy with Brinjal masala (Vayngana nonche) which I put up here.
You can relish it with any wet chutney as well.
How long it takes: 20 minutes
Number of Rotis: 7-8