First i planned to bake from her baking collection, but then decided to look into her traditional dishes and selected 3 from them and made it for this marathon. Selecting 3 from her blog, was a bit tough, i shortlisted 10 and then skimmed it to 3 from there.
Source : Veggie Platter
2 Cups Rice flour
2 nos lebanese cucumber
4 nos green chilies or 5 nos green chilie (avoid peppercorn powder if using 5)
1 cup freshly grated coconut
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste (1 tsp)
1 tbsp freshly ground peppercorns
oil for cooking the roti’s
- In a small mixer, take coconut, green chilies, coriander together, add one or two tbsp water and grid to a fine paste. Wash and peel the cucumber. In a large bowl, take rice flour, add salt and shred the cucumber directly into the rice flour bowl.
- Add the ground coconut-chili paste to this and start kneading a soft dough. No need to add any water, moisture for the cucumber and the ground paste will take care of it. Little trivia about cucumber, do you know it is a fruit??? raising eye-brows, yes me too knew it only a few minutes before!! 🙂
- Once kneaded, divide the dough into a little larger than ping-pong ball, but less than that of a tennis ball size. Place a cast iron tava on the stove, let it get heated in a simmer flame, you got to maintain the same heat to get a evenly cooked and nicely browned rotti.
- Use a plastic cover to pat/shape the rotti or you can pat the rotti directly on to the hot tava. I use my sandwich bag for the same. Take a dough ball and pat it to 4-5 inches round flat rotti, make a small hole in the center.
- Take the plastic cover in your hand and remove the rotti on your other and transfer it to the hot tava, drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil around the edges, cover and cook one side for a minute, the edges will turn brown, flip and cook the other side, drizzle oil again. Transfer it to another plate. Serve it along with a saucy chutney. I served it with Tomato chutney.
- Since it take a longer time to cook, it is better to keep the next rotti patted ready while the one is cooking. Rotti’s taste better when served hot straight from the tava. If storing it, to be served later, better warm it in the microwave for 20 seconds and serve it hot.