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Monday, November 7, 2011

Moong Bean / Greengram Rotti

Greengram rottis ~ Adding a protein punch to the delicious akki rottis, the famous breakfast dish from Karnataka.
I have been making these hearty rottis for several years now and we certainly enjoy them. They taste fabulous as the regular rottis besides being nutritious.
Other rotti recipes that have been published here earlier.
Southekayi Rotti
Oats Rotti

Ingredients for about 8 - 10 rottis:
1.5 cups greengram flour (Grind the moongbeans into a slightly coarse powder.)
1.5 cups rice flour
Salt to taste
1/2 cup shredded, fresh coconut
4 - 5 green chillies
1 cup finely minced onion

Preparing the rotti dough:
Combine the greengram flour, rice flour, salt in a mixing bowl. Finely minced chillies can be directly added to the mixture. However if serving kids or do not like to bite on green chillies, grind the coconut and chillies adding a little water. Add this coconut - chillie mixture and onion to the flour mixture. Form a firm dough adding water as needed.

Making rottis:
Pinch about a big orange sized portion from the prepared dough and shape into a ball. Pour about a tsp of oil at the center of a griddle and place the dough ball on it. Pat it into a thin, flat circle and pour a tsp of oil around the edges and cover with a lid.  

Now turn on the stove and let it cook on a low - medium flame, about 3 - 4 minutes. When it appears cooked on the bottom side and brown spots appear, flip it. Again add a tsp of oil around the edges if needed. Cover it again and cook till the other side is done too. Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough.
Be sure to turn off the stove and cool the griddle slightly so that it is safe to pat the next dough ball on it. You can use 2 griddles to quicken the process but still have to let the tawa / griddle to cool after making a rotti. Actually I give the cast iron pan a quick wash with coldwater after preparing a rotti so that I can go ahead immediately just after wiping it dry with a paper napkin.

These are going to
Priya Suresh's Cooking with Seeds - Moong beans event and
Susan's MLLA, guesthosted this month by Simona.


Priya said...

Wow protein packed rottis, thanks for sending Suma..

Aarthi said...

This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

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Uma said...

Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
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Kavi... said...

They look really healthy! Could you please link this to my Healthy Lunch event? (Please read the rules. You have to mention both mine & Smita's link)

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Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

kitchen queen said...

very delicious and innovative.

Alpana said...

Mouthwatering roti's........yummy

Harini said...

That is an excellent idea! I can try to please my kids :)

Nisha said...

Thats a cool recipe

Kalpana Sareesh said...

good one.. power packed..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and yummy rotis

Shaheen said...

Thank you for your comment on my Mung Bean waffles. Ihave to say your moong bean roti kind of remind me of the mung bean waffles http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.com/2011/10/mung-bean-and-fenugreek-waffles.html

I will have to try these.

Sumee said...

Nice idea.. Similar to akki/rice rotti., So much protein packed. Thanks for visiting me. :o)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

I love akki roti... this green gram version is super good..
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Simona said...

They look so nice and ready to be eaten. Thank you for contributing to MLLA.