Avrekalu Roti

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I have already put up Avrekayi Saru and Gravy. On to the Avrekayi Roti now.  This Roti tastes great and people prepare it in different ways. I have steamed Avrekalu and mixed it with rice atta and prepared the dough.  Some people just crush it raw, add all other ingredients and prepare the roti. I might just try the other way of doing it the next time around but for now here is how I typically prepare it !

What you need to have:

1. Cut Banana leaves – a few

2. Rice Atta – 1 cup

3. Avrekalu – 1 cup (pealed twice)

4. Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon

5. Green chillies – 2-3

6. Fresh grated coconut – 2 Tablespoons

7. Chopped Coriander leaves – A handful

8. Oil to roast rotis – 3 Tablespoons

9. Salt – To taste

Double Pealed Avrekalu

Ingredients of Avrekalu Roti

What you do with what you have:

1. Peal outer peal of the beans  and soak it in water for about an hour and peal  its thin skin again and is as shown in image 1.

2. Cook pealed beans in the cooker till smooth adding a litle salt.

3. Transfer cooked beans from step-2 to a broad bowl and mix rice atta, chopped green chillies, grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves, a little salt and enough water to make the dough to a spreading consistency.

Roti dough

4. Wash cut banana leaves and wipe it with a clean towel and spread the roti dough to required thickness dampening your hands in water so that one is able to spread it neat.

Roti dough being spread on cut Banana leaf

5. Place a Dosa Griddle on medium flame with 2-3 Teaspoons of cooking oil on it. When heated just place the roti facing the griddle so that it is roasted well there. (we do not cover roti with another piece of leaf.)

Roti being roasted

6. When roti roasts, the leaf gets crumpled and the aroma of the same is absorbed by the roti.

Banana leaf being removed

7. Remove the leaf and allow it to roast for a while.

Roti being roasted on removing the leaf

8. Just lift the roti splash a little oil on the griddle and reverse the roti.

Roti being roasted on the reverse

Enjoy hot with the dry chutney powder of your choice. Yummmmmmmm!!!!

Ready to serve Avrekalu roti with Dry chutney powder

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of Rotis: 6 of above size ( is generally good enough for 3 adults )

6 thoughts on “Avrekalu Roti

    pari said:
    March 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Pratibhaji. I also make these in a similar way, I do add some rava to make them more crispy and also put some chopped curry leaves.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 31, 2010 at 7:05 am

      Hi Pari,

      Ur idea of adding suji is fine and would try it out in the next season.

    Trupti said:
    March 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Pratibha, roti looks delicious and healthy

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 31, 2010 at 7:05 am

      Hi Trupti,

      Long time i have heard from u at all.

    Srimathi said:
    March 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    HI Pratiba,

    Preparing same old roti’s makes me lose interest in cooking. I am glad that you have posted something different and out of the box. Have added Averka beans to grocery list so that I can make it soon. thanks for sharing.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 31, 2010 at 7:03 am

      Hi Srimathi,

      I put up this roti since it is not only available fresh now but also for a change it was welcome at home.

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