Recipe for Wheat Sooji-Rava Roti With Onion (Savory Pancake)

Updated on February 6, 2020
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Semolina, Wheat-Flour, and Onion Roti (Sajjige Rotti)
Semolina, Wheat-Flour, and Onion Roti (Sajjige Rotti)

These wheat sooji-rava pancakes are popularly called sajjige rotti. They are a delicious and healthy breakfast. The main ingredients used here are wheat semolina, wheat flour, and yogurt/curd. You should eat this pancake hot with a dollop of butter and coconut chutney. They are smooth and flavorful, especially when eaten hot.

Making this pancake does not require a lot of planning. It is a very easy recipe and needs only a few ingredients. Ginger and onion give this pancake a special flavor. Leftover batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days.

5 stars for Wheat flour Onion Rotti

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 8 pancakes


  • 2 cups wheat sooji/wheat rava
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup yogurt/thick curd
  • 1/2 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coriander/cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt, as per taste
  • 1 cup coconut, grated
  • 1 teaspoon oil, for each pancake

How to Make Wheat Sooji-Rava Roti With Onions

  1. Take all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add one cup water. Mix well. Leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix once again. If the batter is too thick, add some water, bring it to idli batter consistency. That means you should be able to spread the batter on the griddle.
  3. Heat a griddle or pan. Grease it with some oil/butter/ghee. Pour one and a half ladle full of batter on it. Spread a little either with the ladle or with your fingers.
  4. Add few drops of oil/ghee on the top. Keep covered the pan for two minutes. Let the fire be medium. Once the bottom becomes golden brown, flip it. Add few drops of oil/ghee on it. Remove the pancake on a serving plate when both the sides are crispy. A pancake takes about 3-4 minutes to cook.
  5. Yummy semolina pancake is ready to serve. Serve hot with a dollop of butter and coconut chutney. Enjoy the taste.

Step-by-Step Photo Guide

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Ingredients used for making Semolina pancakesemolina pancake batterGriddle and the batterPancake spread on the griddleflipped pancakesemolina pancake with coconut chutney
Ingredients used for making Semolina pancake
Ingredients used for making Semolina pancake
semolina pancake batter
semolina pancake batter
Griddle and the batter
Griddle and the batter
Pancake spread on the griddle
Pancake spread on the griddle
flipped pancake
flipped pancake
semolina pancake with coconut chutney
semolina pancake with coconut chutney

Nutritional Information for This Roti Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 90
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Fiber 0 g
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 48 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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