Akki  means rice in  Kannada and Roti is a pancake or flat bread .  This is usually served for breakfast or dinner in Karnataka.  We loved having this and Ragi Roti another famous and  popular dish of Karnataka, during our stay in Bangalore.  We use to go to the famous kaugalli at V  V Puram and partically taste every dish freshly  prepared.  

Akki Roti is served hot and is eaten along with chutney. Akki Roti is also served with dash of white butter or pure ghee. Another way of making Akki Roti is to spread the dough over a plantain leaf and then cook it over the griddle with the plantain leaf on the top.   We have tasted different types of akki roti in Bangalore.  

My daughter who studied in Bangalore really missed the tasty and variety of food she enjoyed having there. When I made these at home she was thrilled. These are so milky white and soft with a splutter of green here and there, beautiful light pink spots.  These were
 so very appetizing, mouth melting, as you dip a small piece into spicy red chutney. So let's go to the recipe.

Sending this to this month's BM week 4 - Flat Bread / Pancake.Makes 8 rotis

4 Cups Rice Flour
1 Large Onion - finely chopped
3 Green chillies - finely chopped
2 Sprigs Curry leaves - finely chopped
2 Tablespoons Coriander leaves - finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
Salt- to taste
Warm Water- as required
Oil for frying
Spicy Red Chutney for serving


Mix finely chopped onions, coriander leaves, curry leaves, green chillies and cumin seeds in a bowl. Add these, to the rice flour with salt and mix with warm water to make a dough ( Oil your hands to avoid the dough sticking) knead into a soft dough and keep aside for 5  to 10 minutes.

 Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.

Apply oil on a polythene paper or take a piece of cloth or plantain leaf . Take a ball of the dough , spread one on the paper with your hand in the shape of rotis. 

This roti should be 1/4 inch thick or else it will crack while placing it on the girddle. Make small holes on the roti (see pic).

Heat a girddle and lightly brush it with oil. 

Place the roti in it, pour little oil on to the holes and sides, cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes, open, flip and cook  this side till light pink spots appear. 

Repeat the procedure for the remaining dough. Serve hot with Spicy Red Chutney.  Enjoy...  as we  did  for dinner.

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Labels :  Karnataka, Breakfast, Flat Breads, Pancakes, Rotis, Blogging Marathon
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. Love this Akki Roti...bookmarking it!

  2. Perfectly made akki roti. They look yummy!!

  3. Good one. I love to try different variations of akki roti as this is a fav at home.

  4. This rotti makes a yummy breakfast / snack.

  5. Super like, my favourite akki roti..makes me hungry.

  6. I love food of Karnataka ad especially the Akki roti. This Akki roti is best to eat it during lunch along with any spicy chutney. I keep making this Akki roti in lunch during weekends. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I will definitely make the dish as it is a bit different from how I make.