Thursday, April 30, 2009

Akki Roti (Rice Roti)

Akki roti is famous in South India.

2 cups: Rice flour (Akki hittu)
1/2 cup: Chopped onion
3-4 no: Chopped green chillies
½ cup: Grated fresh coconut
2 tbs: Chopped coriander leaves(kothumbari soppu)
Oil for roasting
Salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients.
Now knead well using hot water to make soft dough.
Spread some oil on the hand and take a lemon sized ball of the dough and pat it to thin rotti.
Heat the pan and put the prepared rotti on it.
Apply some oil on rotti. Cook well on both sides. Repeat the same with the remaining dough.
You can eat akki roti alone or serve with coconut chutney.

Ragi Rotti can be made with the same procedure by replacing rice flour with ragi flour.
Grated vegetables like carrots and cabbage can also be add while making the dough.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a smoothie made with mango and yogurt. They're really quite easy to make.

2 cups peeled and chopped mangoes
1 cup yogurt
3 tablespoons sugar (Adjust to taste)
1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves (Optional)
6 to 10 ice cubes (As needed)

Blend the mangoes, yogurt, and sugar into a puree.
Add chopped mint leaves.
Add the ice cubes.
You can adjust the thickness of the lassi.
Serve the mango lassi chilled.

For lassi it’s better if mangoes do not have any fibers. Using very ripe mangoes are best. The sugar can be adjusted to taste and it depends on the taste of the mangoes and yogurt.
Replace the mint with rose water or a generous pinch of cardamom powder.


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