This recipe is for Karnataka-style (Southern Indian) Akki Rotti. This savory flatbread can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or for lunch. It is very filling and contains lots of veggies to fulfill your veggie requirements for one meal in a day. Serve with the chutney or pickle of your choice.
Cover the mung beans with the water and refrigerate overnight. The next day, drain the beans and reserve the soaking water.
In a mixing bowl, combine the mung beans, rice flour, cumin seeds, green chile, asafoetida, cilantro, coconut, shredded carrot, and salt. Gradually add the water, mixing well with your hands to form a workable dough. Use only as much water as needed (about 1/2 cup).
Shape the dough into balls about the size of a tennis ball. Set aside. Flatten one portion of dough into a thin round.
Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Place the rotti in the oil, and fry until golden brown, about 30 to 40 seconds. Flip the rotti over and fry until golden. Repeat with the remaining dough, adding 2 tablespoons of oil to the griddle for each rotti. Serve hot.
Per Serving: 629 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 69g; fat 36.7g; sodium 71.1mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.