Masala Akki Roti

Akki Roti – Akki meaning rice in kannada and roti meaning flat bread, is a unique and popular breakfast in Karntaka. Being born and brought up in Karnataka, I was used to several kind of rotis but this one remains my favorite. Even now, it’s that ‘one’ breakfast/lunch that I love to cook every weekend without fail.

Traditional Akki Roti is a rice-based, less spicy, healthy dish that is made of rice flour mixed with salt and water and kneaded till the dough becomes soft. Whereas masala akki roti has veggies and spices in addition.

So, how do we make the Karnataka style masala akki roti?


2 cups  fine rice flour(360g)
1 small finely chopped Onion
1 small grated Carrot
3 green chillis
1 teaspoon Jeera seeds
Dill leaves/ Coriander leaves/Cilantro
Salt as needed
Water as needed
Cooking Oil


Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2
  1. In a mixing bowl, add 2 cups of rice flour.
  2. Further add finely chopped onion, grated carrot, finely chopped green chillies, jeera, washed & finely chopped fresh dill leaves, salt (to taste) and mix well either using a spatula or hand.
  1. Add water in small amounts stage by stage and knead well, until a soft dough (Of chapathi consistency) is formed.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons oil on it and coat the dough uniformly.
  1. Cover and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  2. Then, cut a parchment paper of 20cm*20cm size.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil on it and coat the parchment paper well.
  4. Take a small round of the dough, flatten it and spread it lightly with your fingers to make a round shaped roti of your preferred thickness. (To spread dough easily oil your fingers slightly)
  1. Grease a tawa with oil/ghee and heat it on medium flame.
  2. Lift the parchment paper and reverse it on hot tawa. Gently peel off the paper without disturbing roti.
  1. Toast roti until it turns golden. Add oil/ghee on the top side and Flip it. Toast the other side too until golden.
  2. Overcooking roti makes it hard to eat. So make sure to cook both the sides of roti until light brown spots start appearing.
  3. Enjoy hot masala akki roti with peanut chuntney or coconut chutney.

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Happy cooking and happy eating 🙂