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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ukkarisida Rotti, Avarekaalu Usali n Kosambari

Ukkarisida Rotti with Avarekaalu Usali and Kosambari

Celebrating RCI-Karnataka once again this time with Ukkarisida Rotti (also called as akki roti or rice roti) with Avarekaalu Usali (toovar lilva-beans seeds stir fry) along with green moong sprouts kosumbari. Without much wasting time I am straight away going to these recipes.
Click here to see Ukkarisida Rotti Avarekaalu Usali Kosambari

Ukkarisida Rotti

Pile of Ukkarisida Rottis

Source : from Payaswini's Recipes
Cuisine: Kannada, South Indian
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Makes: 4 people
2 cups rice flour
½ cups Water
1 tbsp oil
½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera
6 pepper corns, crushed
½ tsp salt or accordingly
Oil for roasting
All purpose flour for dusting
  1. In a sauce pan boil water, when it's boiling add oil, cumin seeds, pepper and mix well.
  2. Turn the heat low and add rice flour, stirring all the time. Mix well, break up any lumps.
  3. Stir constantly for 5 minutes, so that it becomes thick. Remove from the heat, cover and allow it to cool.
  4. When it is warm, knead well and make medium size balls out of rice dough with the greased hand.
  5. Roll them into round rottis with the help of all purpose flour. Heat the griddle over a medium heat.
  6. Place one rotti in the hot griddle and brush with little oil on both sides of rotti.
  7. Fry both sides until light brown. Remove from the griddle/tava and fry the remaining rottis in the same way.
  8. Serve hot with Avarekaalu Usali Or any Gojju recipe like Green Beans Gojju
Click here to see Ukkarisida Rotti Avarekaalu Usali Kosambari

Avarekaalu Usali

Avarekaalu Usali

Source : from Payaswini's Recipes
Cuisine: Kannada, South Indian

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 25 mins

Makes: 4 people


2 cups Avarekaalu,
boiled (toovar lilva, bean seeds) canned/Fresh/frozen
2 tbsp oil

½ tsp mustard seeds
2 onions, chopped

½ tsp turmeric powder
6-8 curry leaves

1 tsp lemon juice

Salt as per taste

grind into smooth paste:

½ cup grated coconut
pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera

3-4 green chillies

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tbsp coriander leaves


  1. Boil the toovar lilva beans in pressure cooker with salt for 3 whistles and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a sauce pan. Add mustard seeds allow to splutter, add onions, turmeric, curry leaves.
  3. Fry till onions become light brown, Add ground paste, bean seeds, salt, and water.
  4. Bring it to boil on medium heat. Cook for 5-8 minutes and remove from the heat.
  5. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  6. Serve with Rice Rotti's/ Ukkarisida rotti or Chapati's
Click here to see Ukkarisida Rotti Avarekaalu Usali Kosambari

Green Moong Kosambari

green moong sprouts Kosambari

I was talking to my friend Ganga on phone inquiring about kannada recipes, thought she can help me in this as she is from Anantapur (border to Karnataka). Ganga makes lovely Jonna Rottis(jowar rotis). I tried to learn from her but can never make such soft, thin and very big sized jonna rottis. She then told me about this famous and easy recipe of Kosambari (Kannadiga Salad) which mainly has soaked green moong beans as the main ingredient with coconut, cucumber, tomatoes etc. Thanks Ganga for sharing this wonderful salad, JB loved it so much!
Source : My friend Ganga Nagalla

Cuisine: Karnataka, South Indian

Prep time: 5 mins

Soak time: 2-3 hrs
Makes: 2 people


½ cup green moong beans (I used moong sprouts)
1 plum tomato, chopped
½ red onion, finely chopped 1 cucmber, chopped
2 green chilles, finely chopped
2 inch fresh coconut piece, grated
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 carrot, grated (I didn't have handy)
salt as per taste
  1. Soak the green moong beans for at least 2 hrs, here I used moong sprouts instead of the soaked ones.
  2. Mix all the veggies with moong beans, add lemon juice and salt as per your taste and a quick and healthy Kosambari is ready.
  3. A quick note, my friend also told that this can be offered as naivedyam to God, if you minus onions in it.
Click here to see Ukkarisida Rotti Avarekaalu Usali Kosambari

RCI-Karnataka Cuisine

Food Event: I am sending all these lovely entries to Asha of Foodie's Hope for RCI-Karnataka. Regional Cuisine of India RCI in short, was initiated by Lakshmi K of Veggie Cuisine. Thanks to her that we get to tour these beautiful states and their cuisines each month and get a chance to cook and taste them too. Enjoy the RCI- Karnataka Feast currently going on food blogs these days, Asha can't wait to see the round-up!

My other recipes of Karnataka blogged so far:
Akki Roti
Udipi Sambhar
Green Beans Gojju


FH said...

How beautiful and authentic are these dishes! Fabulous!! I will take whole Thali photo, looks delicious enough to eat.Avarekalu is my fave here and of course Akki rooti is a staple in the estates!:))
Thank you Padma.

Swaruchy said...

Nice looking dish Padma.....Mouthwatering :-)))

Finla said...

Wow that is a whole bunch of dishes you have made.
All of them looks delicious. I have never had ukkarisida rotti. Maybe i should come over :-)))

Sig said...

Hey I like this rotti, it looks fabulous and easy enough to make... I like rice flour based breads than the wheat ones... The whole plate looks great Padma

Anonymous said...

Rotti looks mouthwatering - slurp - for posts that contain more than one recipe, yours are always wonderfully organized. you are a wonderful cook i tell you - just look at the fabulous kosumbari

Apple said...

Mouthwatering dishes Padma...Perlu matram chaala kastamga vunnayi pronounce cheyataki :(...

TBC said...

All three preparations look good, Padma.

Latha said...

Hey PAdma,
The thali looks really delicious! Toovar lilva beans we call "Togarikaalu" Avarekaalu is flatter and is called "Surti Lilva". But the togarikaalu usli looks very delicious! Will have to try that one!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Wow! What a wonderful trio of dishes! Yummy!

Siri said...

Dear Padma,

The complete spread is so lovely ...a special mention about the Rotti pictures.. they came out so well dear..:D thanks for sharing.. and indeed a lovely entry.

Roopa (KitchenAromas) said...

Awesome looking rottis!

Saju said...

OMG Padma, what a spread. I am so hungry looking at your entry.

Suganya said...

Rice flour roti is different from akki roti. Did I say that I love your photos?

Anonymous said...

Hi Padma,
What an entry ! Mouthwatering, delicious and beautiful presentation.

Prema Sundar said...

lovely looking thali Padma.. All the recipes look neat..nice presentation too.

Laavanya said...

Your akki roti and usali look lovely Padma. Great pics.

Sharmi said...

lovely looking meal. loved the usili first. then the kosambari and roti.

MR said...

really nice presentation .
very similiar to the pathiri we mallus make
will try it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for dropping by at my blog. I really like ur blog, you have very nice recipes. For sometime i had trouble leaving any comments on blogspot, that's the reason i couldnt leave a commne. Finally it works...
Very nice pics and karnataka menu looks good.

Chef Jeena said...

Yummy Padma I have bookmarked your rotti recipe! Great pictures ithey all look so delicious. :)

Richa said...

hey, the thali is so very tempting!
would like to try the usali soon, i do make the salad, tastes yum :)
good going, padma!

Dee said...

Wow, this amazing spread reminds me of MTR in bangalore, I couldnt eat for 2 days after my lunch there!!

Athika said...

Hey, Nice post. Lovely recipe and mouthwatering pictures. Never tried karnataka cuisine before will love to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great going Padma. Looks awesome. The rotti and avarekalu look superb

Cynthia said...

I really like your roti(s)

Timepass said...

Lovely recipes Padma

Srivalli said...

Lovely looking thali...everything looks wonderful in that plate...that rotti I am not even able to pronoun properly but you have prepared...jb is mightily lucky in you cooking such delicious meals

Adity said...

Thanks Padma for stopping by on my blog home. It's always a pleasure to hear from you :).

The Roti on your blog looks quite authentic and I have read it for the first time that we can make Roti's out of Rice flour. Excuse my ignorance!

But to be honest, I found the recipe quite interesting! Is it soft enough just like Wheat roti or is it crispy like Tandoori rotis that we can eat in restaurants?

I'll appreciate your response. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

Viji said...

Padma, the plate is lovely and authentic. Viji

Bong Mom said...

That is alovely platter, loved the kosambari

sunita said...

That's such a lovely meal indeed :)

swapna susarla said...

Hi padma
Akki roti looking good.the pictures are beautiful!!!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Lovely entry padma! Kosambri looks so yummy!:))
You have some of the best recipes!

Jyothi said...

Really beautiful pics of ukkarisida rotti. Looks awesome padma! great recipes. Bookmarking this recipe to try. Thanks for sharing dear.

Mishmash ! said...

Isn't this the same as rice roti, i mean the akki roti...? Keralites have a very thin and fluffy version of rice rotis called 'pathiri', which are very soft ones..


East Meets West Kitchen said...

I love rotti, and can't wait to try your recipe. Question: can I use cumin powder in place of cumin seeds?

amna said...

healthy dishes! and such lovely pics too.

ps: thanks a ton for taking time to go thru my personal blog as well :)

Lissie said...

this is real Karnataka cuisine! i love the kosambari...

S said...

hi nice banana mufins n roti...that is very authentic..

Suma Gandlur said...

Great Kannadiga recipes for the event.Lovely pics.

Mansi said...

boy, I'd eat the koosumbari laone any day!!:) so refreshing!! my kannada friend recently introduced me to this and I already love it:)

Paru ... said...


Great job on the recipes.. I am a new blogger and just coming up with the most authentic vegetarian karnataka recipes given from 3generations..

I need all inspiration from all you guys..
Great job everybody

Anonymous said...

hi padma,

do u ahve the recipe for dharwad pedha...if so please post it to

Beyond Curries said...

I have come across akki roti many times, but I have not tried it so far. But your picture looks so good. I'll try it out very soon.

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