Posted by Annita on April 23, 2007
I’ve been thinking of posting this for a long time and finally i made it today..:)
Orotti,which falls under traditional Kerala breakfasts category is a variety of thick roti made using rice flour and grated coconut.Some add jaggery,mashed banana,mashed jackfruits etc into the dough to make sweet orottis,but in my home we always prefer it to be plain and is often taken with spicy chutneys or gravies.
Rice Flour – 2 cups
Grated coconut – 3/4 cup
Salt,Water – as needed
Ghee or Oil – for greasing the pan.
Take a bowl, add rice flour and grated coconut into it,mix them together.Boil water in a pan,adding required amount of salt into it.Pour the boiled water little by little to the rice flour,stirring in between,until it is ready to make into a smooth dough.Allow it to cool for a while.When it is half cooled,knead it with your hands into a smooth dough.Divide the dough into 4-5 equal sized balls.
Heat the griddle and apply little ghee onto it.Take a ball and spread it like a thick roti onto the griddle using wet hands.Or else you can shape it into a roti on a banana leaf,a parchment paper,foil etc and transfer it into a greased griddle.Cook for about 1 minute on high heat,then simmer it for 3-4 minutes.Now turn the roti,and cook the other side the same way.Apply little ghee on top and serve hot.
This can also be prepared on a banana leaf,spread the dough into the shape of a roti on a greased banana leaf and cover it with another piece of greased banana leaf,and then cook it over a hot tawa.