Thursday, 5 November 2009

Avarekaalu Akki Rotti

Its Avarekaalu season here in India and its wonderful to be here during this time :). I can try many of my favorite dishes with this tasty beans. Avarekaalu or Hyacinth beans is a favorite of any kannadiga. During the season, you can see in every house people buy these in loads and they all sit together to remove the beans from their pods ... A variety of dishes are prepared using these beans like sambar, usli, uppittu (upma), nippattu (snack), rotti...the list goes on.

Akki Rotti is perhaps a unique dish of Karnataka. Though it might sound similar to Thali peet of Maharashtra, this dish is prepared only with rice flour as a main ingredient. This is one of my favorite breakfast items. Generally it is prepared with only using onions and other spices but during Avarekaalu season you cant miss using them.

Here is the recipe.

Rice flour - 3 cups
Chopped onions - 1 cup
Freshly grated coconut - 1 cup
Avarekaalu (cooked) - 1 cup
Chopped coriander leaves - 5-6 tbsp
Chopped green chillies - 2
Minced ginger - 3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 3 tsp

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and then add water slowly to make a thick dough as in the picture.
Since the rice flour does not have the elastic nature of wheat flour, it cannot be
rolled out. Instead you have to use your bare hands to flatten them either directly into a pan, or use a moist cloth or plantain leaf. Here I am using plantain leaf.
Apply oil over the plantain leaf and your hands as well. Take a handful (large lemon sized) of dough and flatten it using hands over the leaf.

Heat a tava. Transfer the flatten rotti onto the tava and after 2-3 sec remove the leaf. Pour a tsp of oil and let it cook for 1-2 minutes and then turn the other side and pour a tsp oil and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Serve hot with chutney or brinjal ennegai (Recipe coming soon ...).

Preparation time: About 4-5 minutes for each rotti.
Serves: 5 people


  1. Hi. This is an all time favorite in my family. We never add ginger to our roti, but sounds good. I also posted avarekalu uppittu, u can check it if u want.
    Would love to hear from avarekalu fans..

  2. wow its been ages since i had this one...looks so yummy,wish i could have this one...lovely akki roti

  3. never tried this.Sounds yummy.good presentation

  4. Wow.. this looks new and tempting delight!!

  5. Tasty. I miss breakfast food a lot after coming to the US all those pictures and you recipe makes me want to try harder to incorporate breakfast food into our meals.. Thanks for sharing.

  6. The akki roti looks nice and delicious.I have to try it out soon.

  7. New and delicious rotti recipe....

  8. Thank you for sharing.. this recipe...
    I have this recipe from my Kanadiga friend lying in my inbox.. Its ages i made them....

  9. This is definitely a healthy recipe and new to me. Great work!!

  10. I have heard of this but never tried. Bookmarked and sure would give it a try.

  11. wow..this is something totally new for me!

  12. Looks great n healthy breafast lakshmi and I am sure tastes as good.Never tasted it.

  13. Never had this ..Looks very yummy.


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