Showing posts with label Rotti. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rotti. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dil Leaves Ragi Rotti

Ragi, one of the healthy millet which is used more and more in these days. Ragi/Finger Millet is used for preparing so many dishes. I have tried Ragi Rotti using dil leaves and carrots. It is very tasty and yummy. Leaves and carrots with ragi helps you for easy digestion and keeps you full for a long time.
I have used dil dil/Sabbasssige/ sabsige. leaves, ragi, ,carrots chilly and other simple spices here.

Let us see the benefits of " Ragi " in our diet.
Ragi as I said earlier, is gluten free. It is filled with health benefits and nutritional values. Ragi is rich in protein and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, Iron and potassium. Consumption of ragi is good for improving red blood cells. Finger Millet has antioxidants properties. Ragi is good for people who wants to lower their weight. It is digested slowly and eating ragi/finger millet helps you to keep away from feeling hungry for a longer time. Ragi is rich in calcium and helps to strengthen our bones. It is excellent source of calcium supply to growing children and elderly. Ragi is good for people who are suffering from diabetes. Finger millet is good for lowering the cholesterol levels in our body. Ragi is good for people suffering from anaemia. It is one of the healthy comfortable food that our body help us and bring it to the mood of relaxing.
No Onion or No garlic is used in this Dil Leaves Ragi Rotti.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed : 

Ragi/Finger Millet flour : 2 Cups
Dil /Sabbassige soppu : 1 Medium size bundle
Carrots.(Used Delhi Carrots) : 2
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Green chilly : 1
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper Pods : 6 to 8
Ginger : A small piece
Salt : As required
Hot boiling water : 2 Cups
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves. Crush pepper pods and jeera.
2. Wash and cut dil leaves. Wash and grate carrots. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Grate it.
3. Take a big bowl. Put Ragi /Finger Millet flour, Salt, ground ginger, green chilly, curry leaves, grated ginger and coriander leaves . Add cut dil leaves and grated carrots. Add crushed pepper pods and jeera.

4. Add boiling water and cover the bowl with a plate. (For 2 to 3 minutes.)
5. Grate coconut and put it on hot ragi flour. Mix it slowly. Mix it nicely.

6. Add water ( if required) and mix the dough. ( Let the dough be bit soft ). Mix it nicely and prepare dough.

7. Keep a pan on the fire. Heat. Sprinkle oil and clean it with a kitchen tissue paper.
8. Let the flame be very low. Take a handful of ragi rotti dough. Spread it on the tava with the help of your fingers.  (Thickness according to your wish).

9. Add a teaspoon (or little less), of cooking oil and sprinkle on the rotti. Cook on medium and low flame. Turn the other side and cook on both sides.

10. Hot Dil Leaves Ragi Rotti is ready to serve.

11. Remove it from the pan and serve hot Dil leaves Ragi rotti with your choice of side dish. Top up with little ghee /butter on hot Dil leaves Ragi Rotti.

12. Repeat the same with remaining dough.

Note :

The dough should be bit soft. Bit thicker than idli dough. Adding more/less chilly is optional. Adding any type of carrots optional. Adding pepper pods and jeera is optional. Adding cut onions and garlic is optional. (Taste differ). Cut onions into thin pieces if adding. Use of more oil adds to the taste but not good for health. You can also grind curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chilly, jeera and pepper pods and then mix it with other ingredients. Dil leaves Ragi Rotti should be done on low and medium flame. (Adjust the flame in between).
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Talippittu ( Bowl shape Akki Rotti )

Talipiitu is nothing but Rice rotti or akki rotti and it is one of the famous and favourite dish for many. It is one of the signature dish of Karnataka. The traditional way of cooking always rocks and it has great taste and we all love the taste.

Talipittu is one of the traditional dish and we have read in our story books written by great Kannada writers. In stories the son or son in law comes home and the mother /mother in law prepares this Talipittu and serves with butter, coconut chutney, chutney powder and even curd. We used to feel like eating Talipittu while reading the explanation of preparing this wonderful dish.
People prepare Talipittu / akki rotti in different style. And now a days its creative too. ( Adding veggies and leaves etc).
I have used Rice flour, onions, green chilly, ginger, fresh coconut, jeera, curry leaves and coriander leaves, 
I tried this rotti in  a deep fried pan. It is one of the way people prepare akki rotti in those days. It turns crisps and tasty too.
You can serve soft rotti to elders and the crispy to the youngsters. Making all age group happy in this way is easy and the slogan goes like this " Tummy full - Happy Smile ".
Let us see the recipe now.

Things Needed :

Rice flour : 2 Cups
Water : 3 cups.
Salt : As required
Onions : 2 (Medium size)
Curry leaves : Handful
Coconut : 1 bowl (1/2 of one coconut)
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger : 1 Tablespoon (Grated)
Green chilly : 2
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chilly and grate ginger.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside


3. Keep water for boiling and add salt to it. Let it boil.
4. Add cut onions and coconut and mix it well.

5. Add rice flour and stir once and put off the fire.
6. Let it get bit cool. Mix the dough nicely. Add a tablespoon of oil and kneed the dough. Talipittu dough is ready. ( Add water if required and kneed it well).

7. Divide the dough into small portion.
8. Put 1/2 Teaspoon of oil to the deep frying pan and rub the oil all around it.
9. Take a small portion of the talipittu dough in a hand and spread it on the pan.
10. Dip your fingers in oil and spread the dough as you desire.

11. Keep this talipittu spread pan on the fire and cook on low and medium heat.
12. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of oil on the top of talipittu.

13. Let it get crispy and remove it from the pan. (No need to cook on other side).
Repeat the same with remaining dough.

14. Serve with butter and the side dish you have.

You can also prepare flat Talipittu :

Use the same Talipittu dough.
Butter paper or any plastic cover. (Cooking oil's cover).
Method :
1. Apply 1/2 teaspoon of oil on the butter paper. Spread it around.

2. Take a handful of talipittu dough and spread it in your finger. (Evenly).
3. Keep tava on the fire and heat. Put 1/2 Teaspoon of oil and spread it around. Let tava get heated.
4. Let the flame be low. Wet your hand (in water/or little oil) and slowly remove the talipittu.
5. Place it on the tava and cook on medium heat. Put little oil on the top. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
6. Turn the other side and cook for 30 seconds or little more.
7. Tava prepared " Talipittu " is ready to serve.
8. Serve with the side dish of your choice.

Note :

Water should be boiled nicely. Cut the onions and other ingredients into thin pieces. Add water if required. The dough should be soft. (Easy to spread). Do not make the dough watery. It does not taste good. Adding more or less oil is optional. Adding more/less chilly is optional.
Time : 30  Minutes or little more . (another 5 to 10 minutes).
Serves : 3 To 4.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Rava -Cabbage Rotti

Rava/Semolina Cabbage Rotti is good to have for breakfast or for dinner. Rava / Semolina is filled with carbohydrates and gives energy. It is slow in digesting so that you do not feel hungry for a long time. It is good for breakfast because it provides energy for the whole day since morning breakfast should be solid and filling one must remember.

I have used Chiroti/Thin variety of Rava/Semolina, onions and cabbage. Added some red chilly powder for the spicy taste. It is always better to use some vegetables while preparing these rotti because vegetable helps to ease the digest food easily.

Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Chiroti Rava/Semolina : 2 Cups
Curd/Yogurt : 1 Cup
Cabbage : 1 Bowl
Onions : 2 (Medium size)
Curry leaves : 10 to 12 leaves
Coriander leaves : 3 to 4 Tablespoons. (One handful)
Red chilly powder : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Water : Required water
Oil : 4 to 5 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut cabbage into thin pieces and keep it aside.
2. Remove the outer layer of onions and wash it. Cut into small pieces.
3. Wash coriander leaves and curry leaves. Cut into small pieces.
4. Now take a big bowl and put cut ingredients and semolina. Add red chilly powder.
5. Add required salt and curd. Add required water and mix it well. (Consistency should be like idli dough.

6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle little water and clean the tava with tissue or clean towel.
7. Now sprinkle oil on the tava and reduce the flame. (Let it be low).
8. Take a handful of dough and spread it on the tava. (In a circle shape).
9. Sprinkle little oil on the top, cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. (On medium flame).

10. Turn the other side and cook for a minute. (Let it cook nicely).
11.  Hot " Rava -Cabbage rotti  "is ready to serve.

12. Serve with the side dish of your choice. We had it with fresh ghee and chutney powder.

Note :

Take care while adding water. Dough should not be too watery. Use of medium size rava is optional.
Use of any vegetables or leaves is optional. Use of green chilly instead of red chilly powder is optional. Use of butter instead of oil is optional. Use of  coconut is optional. ( I have not used coconut here). Use of curd is optional. Use of more onions are optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Rice flour - Carrot Rotti

Akki Rotti/Rice flour rotti is favourite of many. We do love and I prepare this akki rotti giving a little twist to it. Use of varieties of vegetables gives loads of strength and energy and it is very easy to digest because it is loaded it vegetables. 

I am very fond of authentic dishes. This akki rotti takes first place in the villages when they have visitors or relatives visit them. I have read in so many Kannada story books that when son in law or the college going son comes home to visit his parents. or son in law visiting his in laws or even the kids visiting their grand mother, mother or grandmother prepare this yummy dish and serve with butter and chutney pudi on the top. The stories I have read still lingering in my mind and they had a beautiful coverage of village beauty. The river flowing by the side of the mountain, green surroundings, the mango trees flowering, the birds chirping in the morning, or the cool breeze from the coconut plants, beautiful sun rise/set. All these gives us the real picture of the village and you fall love in it.
Let us coming back to Akki rotti/Rice flour carrot rotti. I have used the fine rice flour,  carrots and some spices to give a good taste. 
No Onions are used in this Rice flour Carrot Rotti.
It fits into your breakfast perfectly. You can parcel them for school tiffin/snack box. It taste good even when it turns cool. It also can be eaten as dinner and snack. 
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed : 

Rice flour : 2 Cups
Carrots : 2
Green chilly : 1
Dry Ginger Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10 or more
Coconut : Fresh and grated : 4 to 5 Tablespoons
Salt : Required 
Water : Required 
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and remove the outer layer (slightly) and grate carrots.

2. Wash and cut green chilly, coriander and curry leaves.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Take a big bowl. Add rice flour, grated carrots, cut coriander and curry leaves, green chilly.
5. Add dry ginger powder and salt. Mix all the ingredients nicely and add water carefully.

6. Prepare the dough.(like idli dough or little thicker).

7. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle little oil on the top and clean it out.
8. Take a handful of dough and spread it  on the tava in a circle shape.
9. Spread it in circle shape. (Spread it very thin). Keep the flame very low while spreading the dough.
10. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes  and turn the other side and cook. (low and medium flame).

11. Rice flour carrot rotti is ready to serve. Add ghee/butter on the top and serve with side dish.

12. Repeat the same with remaining dough,

Note :

Take care while preparing the dough. Do not add too much water. The dough should be little loose.It helps the dough to spread it on the pan easily. (Thicker than idli dough). Use of chilly more/less is optional. Use of onions are optional. I have not used. Reducing the flame while spreading the dough around the pan helps you to spread it evenly and thin. Adding fresh grated ginger instead of dry ginger is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4