Capsicum Roti

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Capsicum/Bell pepper is a versatile vegetable – I have already put up Capsicum Masala ( version 1 and version 2 ) both of which have attracted a huge number of views, so I did not hesistate in putting this one up. We use Banana leaves to pat this roti ( instead of rolling ), I also know of people who use thick plastic sheets. Roasting this roti one has to be careful since it can get burnt pretty fast. It is easy to prepare and a good change from the usual plain rotis.

What you need to have:

1. Rice atta – 1 and 1/2 cup

2. Capsicum chopped fine – 1 cup

3. Fresh grated coconut – 1/4 cup

4. Chopped coriander leaves – 1/6 cup

5. Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon

6. Water to mix – 3/4 cup

7. Salt – to taste

8. Banana leaf or Thick plastic sheet – 2 or 3

29-1-2009-001 Ingredients of Capsicum Rotis

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop capsicum, onion, coriander leaves fine, grate coconut and keep aside.

2. Transfer all the chopped ingredients to a bowl and mix rice atta , salt, cumin seeds and sufficient quantity of water to it and prepare the dough.

29-1-2009-093 Capsicum roti dough

2. Clean the Banana leaf and spread a portion of the dough as shown below. Dip your hands in water and spread the dough to the required thickness.

29-1-2009-095 Roti dough being placed on the Banana leaf

29-1-2009-007 Roti dough spread on the Banana leaf

3. Place a Dosa griddle on the flame with one or two teaspoons of cooking oil /butter . When heated just place the leaf facing upside with the roti on the griddle.

29-1-2009-008 with Banana leaf on the griddle

5. When the roti is fried a little, the leaf comes out on its own as shown in the image below. You may infact use the same leaf to prepare 2-3 rotis.

29-1-2009-009 Banana leaf being detached when roti is done

6. Reverse the roti and fry it on the other side adding little oil/butter on a low flame for about 3-4 minutes.

29-1-2009-010 Roti fried on the other side

Transfer the Roti to a serving plate and serve hot with any chutney powder of your choice or even can be had plain and is as shown in the image below. 29-1-2009-104

Ready to serve Capsicum roti with chutney powder

Number of rotis: 5-6

Good to remember:

1. One can prepare this roti using different vegetables like the cucumber, carrots etc. The quantity of capsicum, onions may need be altered as per one’s own requirements.

2. Pat it as thin as possible if you like the rotis to be crispy and roast it on a low flame. If you require a soft roti, then it should be spread thick.


25 thoughts on “Capsicum Roti

    Asha said:
    February 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful looking rotti, love the addition of capsicum. Very good recipe, thanks! :))

    bindiya said:
    February 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    This is new to me, thanks for the pictorial, I am sure must be excellent!

    Alka said:
    February 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    looks so lovely,we call the rice flour roti as DODA and i think adding capsicum makes it more flavorful and nutritious,Thnks for sharing šŸ™‚

    Trupti said:
    February 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    roti looks very delicious and easy to make

    Check out MBP: Kids Menu & if possible do participate in it.

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Asha,

    Actually when capsicum is fried with onions and other ingredients it will be superb. Just give a try.

    Pavithra Kodical said:
    February 9, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Capsicum roti is new to me..Recipe sounds interesting..Will try this for sure..Thanks for the recipe šŸ™‚

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Alka,

    It turns out so yummy even kids may enjoy it.

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Bindiya,

    Please do give a try for the same.

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 9, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Trupti,

    Is it not good for starters as well????? What do you say???????

    Arundhuti said:
    February 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    This is absolutley new to me…nice one..thanks for sharing

    gowri said:
    February 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Pratibha,
    your photos are so tempting… we make thalipete same way.. but adding capsicum is new to me. Nice addition.. will try when I make this next time. Try with cabbage.. it also tastes great. Thanks

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 10, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Hi Gowri,

    Thanx. Will try soon.

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 10, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Hi Arundhuti,

    Thanx a lot.

    Sunshinemom said:
    February 10, 2009 at 2:50 am

    New to me and looks delicious. Is it a twist to akki rotti?

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 10, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Hi Sunshinemom,

    Always something new is welcome at my place.

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 10, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Hi Pavithra Kodical,

    Do try with other veggies for a change.

    For spicy lovers said:
    February 11, 2009 at 4:05 am

    it looks crispy type. i think it should be tasty.

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 12, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Hi Spicy lovers,

    Ofcourse it not only turns out crispy but yummy as well!!!!!!!!!!

    geetha said:
    February 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    this recipe is real yummy. the capsicum and jeera flavour and the crispness of the roti is mouth watering….

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 19, 2009 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Geetha,

      Why not prepare and relish than keep mouth watering????????????? Do try my dear!!!

    geetha said:
    February 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    a nutritious and yummy recipe.
    the flavour of capsicum and cumin and the crispiness of the roti is really mouthwatering.

    amruta said:
    August 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    hi, good receipe and also it is having nice nutrition.Its very yummyyyyyy

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 5, 2009 at 4:22 am

      Hi Amruta,

      Today’s breakfst is Capsicum roti and i am enjoying the same. Bye for now. Please pass on the link among ur circle of friends.

    Pepper/Capsicum chutney « The Indian Food Court said:
    January 20, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    […] with capsicum style peppers like the Aloo Capsicum masala, Capsicum sukhe, Carrot-Capsicum salad, Capsicum roti, Capsicum Cashew curry, Babycorn capsicum masala and these have been popular to varying degrees […]

    Street food in chennai said:
    January 25, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Nutritious and delicious food.

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