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How to Make Masala Akki Rotti (Spicy Rice Flour Flatbread)

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Masala Akki Rotti, or Spicy Rice Flour Flatbread

Masala Akki Rotti, or Spicy Rice Flour Flatbread

Masala Akki Rotti

Masala akki rotti, or spicy rice flour flatbread, is a popular Indian breakfast dish. This delicious flatbread gets its flavor from onions, green chilies, carrots, coconut, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and coriander leaves. The recipe is quick and easy, and you can have breakfast on the table in just 30 minutes!

Cook Time

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15 min

20 min

35 min

5 rottis


  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped curry leaves
  • 2 green chilies (not-so-hot variety), finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 5 teaspoons oil (1 teaspoon per rotti)


  1. Add rice flour in a mixing bowl. Add all of the other ingredients (except for the oil). Mix. Knead, adding water little-by-little, to get a firm but pliable dough.
  2. Take a big lemon-sized portion of dough and form a ball. Place it on the center of a greased plastic sheet or banana leaf. Spread the dough evenly with greased fingers to make a moderately thin disc of about 6 inches in diameter (see photo for reference).
  3. Heat a griddle or pan and sprinkle a few drops of oil on it. Place the flatbread dough in the center. Add a few drops of oil on the top. Cook it on medium-low heat for 2 minutes. It should become golden on the bottom.
  4. Flip it and roast the other side for 2–3 minutes. Add a little oil on the top.
  5. Remove the flatbread and repeat the process to make additional rottis using the remaining dough.
  6. Serve with spicy chutney or pickle.


ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on September 19, 2017:

Thanks for your lovely comments. Yeah..this roti is awesome! It is both delicious and inviting. Try this easy dish on a weekend.

Lena Durante from San Francisco Bay Area on September 19, 2017:

These roti look so pretty! The flecks of grated carrot and onion look like confetti.

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on September 19, 2017:

Thanks for the comments. Unlike dosai, rice roti is made of a dough, not of a batter. This roti is a tasty breakfast dish. Salt you can adjust according to your taste.

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on September 19, 2017:

Yeah..Ashish. This masala roti is delicious. It actually doesn't need any side dish to eat with. It is spicy and tasty on its own. You can have a pickle or chutney as a side dish if you want.

Ashi on September 19, 2017:


This Masala Roti looks delicious. I am sure it will go very well with any north Indian Vegetable Sabji.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on September 19, 2017:

this looks like Dosai with veggies, I had it once at the roti stall, tasty and a bit salty

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