Sunday, August 26, 2012

Akki Roti for Breakfast

I generally don't cook, but I do try out cooking some recipes once in a while. Last time I cooked, I had tried a Mutton dish and Dal which had come out good. Today, I thought of giving my wife a break from making breakfast and started searching for some easy breakfast recipes on the web. I found a few healthy ones on http://bit.ly/bfast-recipes. Out of the 15 odd recipes given on this page, I selected the easiest amongst them all - the Akki Roti recipe - http://bit.ly/akki-roti.

Akki roti or Rice bread is a rice flour recipe of Karnataka. I used all the ingredients mentioned in the recipe except the grated coconut which is optional. Also, I wanted to make about 5 rotis (instead of the 2-3 rotis mentioned in the recipe) and hence made smaller dollops of the dough that I prepared. I followed the cooking method given in the recipe but since I was using a pan instead of a girdle (tava), I cooked each side of the rotis for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Finally, I served the rotis with Tomato sauce (instead of chutney/curry as mentioned in the recipe).

My beloved wife helped me by providing valuable inputs during my cooking, including using a pan, patting the rotis on a plastic sheet so that they can be easily placed on my palm, cooking the rotis on low flame in a pan, etc. She even clicked the following snaps:

Through to the last dollop of the Akki Roti dough when
my wifey started clicking me in action - there were 5 dollops in all!
Taking the last dollop of the Akki Roti dough
Patting the Akki Roti dollop
Shaping the Akki Roti
Making holes in the Akki Roti
Taking the Akki Roti on my palm
Placing the Akki Roti on my palm
Getting ready to place the Akki Roti on the pan
Getting ready to flip the Akki Roti on the other side
after cooking it for apprx. 2-3 minutes on low flame
Flipping the Akki Roti on the other side
Gently pressing the flipped Akki Roti
on the pan to ensure that it's cooked well
Placing a lid on the Akki Roti
Akki Roti ready! Taking it out from the pan!
Placing the Akki Roti in the casserole
My final presentation - Akki Roti! Master Chef in the making?!
Mouth-watering Akki Rotis ready to be gobbled and savoured!
Whew… mission accomplished (notice the sweat on my t-shirt?)

The tribute to my cooking was that my wife liked the Akki Rotis very much and relished them. It feels great when your efforts are appreciated! You can also try out this easy-to-make dish for breakfast.

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