Sugarcane Juice Roti

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This is one of the favorite dishes of North Canara Konkanis. The name itself sounds odd but this is a tasty roti that is also easy to prepare. Any chutney of your choice, butter/Ghee would be a good combination. I used plain sugarcane juice from the juice centre without adding either lemon or ginger for preparing this roti.

What you need to have:

1. Rice atta (very fine) – 1 cup

2. Sugarcane juice(plain) – 1 cup

3. Amul butter – 1 tablespoon

20-11-2008-010 Ingredients of Sugarcane juice Roti

What you do with what you have:

1. Sieve rice atta in the atta siever.

2. Place a wide based bowl with sugarcane juice, salt and butter in it on medium flame. When juice boils, lower the flame and add sieved rice atta from step 1 slowly and keep stiring till it solidifies as shown in the image below.

20-11-2008-015Cooked Rice Atta with sugarcane juice

3. Keep it closed with a lid so that the hot vapour falls on the cooked atta and make it soft. This will help roll the roti faster.

20-11-2008-016 Pinched out ball and the rolled Roti

4. Pinch out the required quantity of atta from it, knead it and roll it on a plastic sheet dusting it in rice atta to the required thickness and size as shown in the image above.

5. Place a griddle on medium flame and when heated place rolled roti on it. Just dry roast roti on both sides.

20-11-2008-020 Roti being dry roasted

20-11-2008-054 Roti being roasted on the other side

6. As you roast the roti, press mildly with the roti roaster on all the sides and when done it starts puffing like a puri and is ready to serve which is as shown in the image below.

20-11-2008-055 Roasted puffed Roti

Enjoy hot sugarcane juice roti with the chutney of your choice and is as shown in the image below.

20-11-2008-018 Sugarcane juice roti with green chutney

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of Rotis: 8-10

Good to know:

1. Always use plain sugarcane juice for the rotis. When juice starts boiling add rice atta slowly simmering the flame to see that there are no lumps.

2. Keep cooked atta closed so that vapours falling will make the dough smooth and easy to knead and roll.

3. Roll it properly dusted in rice atta else atta will get struck to the rolling pin and will be difficult to roll. Dry roast on medium flame to avoid it from getting burnt.


10 thoughts on “Sugarcane Juice Roti

    pavithra kodical said:
    January 12, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Hi recipe sound interesting..Never heard before..Will surely try sometime.Thank for the recipe..

    Sunshinemom said:
    January 12, 2009 at 2:58 am

    This is not only new but also an intriguing one! Thank you for sharing. I thought it was one of those fusion cuisines but was surprised that it is a traditional one. Must be tasty!

    rekha said:
    January 12, 2009 at 3:53 am

    very new to me hummm intresting roti looks so soft

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 12, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Hi Pavithra,

    R u also from udipi???????/

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 12, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Hi Rekha,

    Thanx for lovely words.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 12, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Hi Sunshinemom,

    Thanx for ur comments. Do try it out and lemme know.

    vanamala said:
    January 12, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    sounds good….nice one

    Vaishali said:
    January 12, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I don’t think I’ll ever find sugarcane juice where I live, but your recipe made for a delicious and interesting read. The roti looks gorgeously soft.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 13, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Hi Vanamala,

    Thanx a lot for ur sweet words.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Hi Vishali,

    Thanx a lot and Happy sankranthi and also belated New year to you and your family.

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