Akki Roti

Rice is a staple food for people in south and u will be surprised with the variations available from tamarind rice to lemon rice to diff pulao’s and diff sambar with rice. When you attend a Hindu wedding here u will find a simple Lunch or Dinner served on a plantain leaf. and rice will be a prominent item in the lunch. It usually starts with a veggie pulao followed with sambar rice, then rasam rice and lastly curd rice………..Phew so much rice if u can eat.

The recipe i am sharing today is of Akki roti means rice roti. It is usually not found on the menu card in a restaurant here  but if u go to small eateries which are run from home they serve you hot from the stove. But i alwayz have it at home coz the one u get outside is like a soft roti and i am not very fond of it. I like it to be very thin and crispy.

Akki Roti.

Makes 4


Rice flour 1 cup


2 large Onions finely chopped

1 small bunch coriander leaves chopped

1/4 cup grated coconut

1 tsp grated ginger

2 g.chillies Finely chopped

water to knead the dough

oil for cooking.


Mix rice flour, salt ,onions, coriander leaves, grated coconut, ginger and g.chilli.

Add little by little water and mix it into a dough.

Take a big lemon sized rice dough and place it at the center of a  thick kadai.

Brush the kadai with little oil so the dough wont stick to it.

Now start to press the dough and form a thin circle like shown above.

cover with a lid and cook for 2 mins.

Then spread some oil on all sides and again cook till done.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.


U can skip oil with homemade butter and it will taste more yummier.

U can also add dill leaves to the dough as it imparts a nice flavour to the roti.

Avarekaalu(Flat beans or field beans) is also added to make avarekallu roti in the same way.

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