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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Bok Choy Akki Roti (Rice Flour Flat Bread with Pak Choy Greens - Fusion Style)

          Akki Roti, made out of rice flour, is a popular karnataka special breakfast. They are very wholesome and can be had as it is or with chutney, pickle or any side dish. A whole lot of ingredients and spices are added to it to make them more appetizing. I gave a slight twist to the original recipe by making it in a fusion style by adding some chopped Bok Choy greens. It can be a great lunch box meal too.

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup loosely packed pak choy (only the greens), chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ajwain (carom seeds)
  • oil to shallow fry

          In a bowl, combine all the above mentioned ingredients, except oil. Add warm water little at a time and knead into a dough. Keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

          Divide into 3 equal portions. Take one portion and spread directly on a greased tawa / griddle with your fingers.

          Keep a bowl of water alongside to dip your fingers in it in order to spread evenly and as thin as possible into a round circle.

          Make a few holes on it and fry on a low flame by drizzling oil in the holes and around the edges.

          Fry till golden brown on one side before flipping it over on the other side. when one is done, simply place the back side of the tawa under running water for a few seconds to cool down and proceed as usual to make the next one. Serve them hot with pickles, chutney or any side dish.

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