Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Palak Rotti

This is a quick easy way to prepare spinach rotti. Very healthy and tastes awesome. It remains soft for the whole day. Makes a great main dish,breakfast or simple brunch too. Requires minimal ingredients and very simple to prepare .You will never go wrong.

Spinach - 1 bunch
Rice flour - 2- 3 cups
Salt - 2 tsp or as per taste
Green chillies - 2-3 finely chopped
Water - 6-7 cups of hot water
Oil - for smearing
cumin - 2 tsp

1.Take a heavy bottomed pan add 1 tsp of oil and add cumin seeds when it starts to splutter add rice flour ,salt and water and keep mixing.
2.Clean and chop spinach finely and cook in microwave for 3-4 mins and keep aside.
3.Keep stirring the rice flour mixture as it gets lumpy very quickly.Just when it starts getting thicker add spinach to it and continue to stir until the entire mixture comes together as a single mass.
4.Now remove from the heat and keep it aside for cooling.
5.Grease 2 square plastic cover and keep ready.
6.Prepare small balls out of the mixture or the dough and press them just as you prepare the ubbu rotti.[Refer there]
7.Heat up the pan and cook this rotti after removing from the plastic paper till they get roasted brown on both sides.
8.Grease them with oil or ghee as desired.
9.Enjoy with hot chutney or spicy long bean curry as sides.


This is very famous snack to much on in south India. Looks great and can be store for 2-3 weeks in an airtight container.Very easy to prepare.

Rice powder - 3 cups
Urad dal - 1.25 cups
Butter - 1 stick [3-4 tsp]
salt - as per taste
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
water - to mix
Oil - for deep frying

1.First in a pan dry roast the urad Dal until it turns brown .It should not be too dark.It will start releasing nice smell thus you will know.
2.Keep it aside.Then allow it to cool down.Then powder it to a smooth powder and keep ready.
3.Now melt a stick of butter and take in a this add powdered urad dal,salt,cumin seeds,rice powder and prepare a soft dough adding enough water.This should be dry .so add water little by little.
4.Now fill it into the machine or a pastry bag and make chakkuli over wax paper or normal paper and keep ready
5.Preheat the oil and when the temperature is appropriate drop this chakkuli one by one and fry till they turn brown and crisp.
6.Enjoy when its hot.It tastes good even after cooling.
7.Store it in airtight container only after its cooled down completely.