Ukkarisida Akki Rotti & Heerekayi Palya - Reader's Request

There was a request by one of my reader for Heerekayi Palya and Heerekayi sambar. There are atleast 2 types of sambar that is made at home and I will post it as and when I cook at home. Heerekayi/Ridgegourd is not a vegetable I make always. I have always been lucky in buying Ridgegourd as I always get tender and sweeter one. Here is one of the palya/stirfried vegetable which made a tasty combination with akki rotti....

Heerekayi Palya/Stirfried Ridgegourd

You need the following :

Ridgegourd : 1 big (peeled, chopped into 2" pieces)
Oil : 1tsp
Mustard: 1/2 (half) tsp
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 4-5 leaves

Palyada Pudi /To make Powder :
RedChillies : 4 (adjust according to taste)
Cumin/Jeera : 1tsp
Grated coconut : 2tbsp
Salt : as required
Dry roast red chillies, jeera on a hot pan.
Powder all the ingredients together with salt and keep it aside.

Method:
1.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. When it is hot add mustard seeds and when it starts crackling add turmeric, curry leaves and mix.
2.Add chopped ridgegourd pieces and mix thoroughly. Add 30 ml of water and close the lid. Cook the ridgegourd pieces till they are soft.
Tip: Make a hole in the center and pour the water. Cover the lid and cook.
3.Add the palya pudi over the cooker ridgegourd pieces and mix well.
4.Continue to stir and cook for next 3-4 mins. Switch off the stove and cover the lid over palya and leave it aside for 5-8 mins before you serve with rice or rotti.

Ukkarisida Akki Rotti
Roti flour is first steamed for 7 mins before it is kneaded and made into rotti


You need the following to make :
Rice Flour : 1 cup
Water : 2 cups
salt
edited to add as per my sister's suggestion:
Maida: 1tbsp (optional, I have not added here)

Bring water to boil by adding little salt to it.
When water starts boiling, reduce the flame and add rice flour.
Close the lid, keep the flame in 'sim' and let it cook for next 5-7 mins.
For these 7 mins, your attention on this 'closed' vessel is constantly needed. As the water rises and tends to overflow, keep a close eye on the vessel... keep removing the plate and closing it back every 2 mins.
Switch off the stove and mix the flour with a stick /back of a spoon/belan/
Rest the mixture for 15-20 mins/ till it cools down.
Knead the flour mixture to make a soft, lumpless dough. Make small balls out of the dough.
Dust the surface and balls with riceflour and make chapathis out of them.
Roast them on hot tava. Adding oil or not adding oil while roasting rottis is up to you. Rottis taste equally good in both the cases.


Enjoy !!!!

Both of them are o their way to Veda's Challenge event..

30 comments:

Cham said...

The curry and akki roti looks delicious :)

rekhas kitchen said...

wow lakshmi Herekaya palya yummm mouthwatering ican not waite and the akki roti looks so soft good combo hey i tried your bisibele bath it came out very very well we gon back to bangaluru days for some time thanks for such a nice recipe dear i will post it soon

srikars kitchen said...

wow... looks perfect & delicious... nice entry... thxs for sharing...

Divya Vikram said...

Looks authentic n perfect with chapathis.

Uma said...

wow delicious...nice combo

Amu Krish said...

Looks Awesome & a Perfect Combo!Thanks for Sharing.

DEESHA said...

wow .. looks yummy .. i too tried my hand at ubbo rotti a few days ago N it came out too soft .. Love the palya Lakshmi

Happy cook said...

Wish i got Ridgegourd here it is one of my favourite veggie. This looks so yummy

sowmya said...

palya looks delicious..will do this way for my chapatis sometime..

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

yummy curry and a new chapathi. will like to try it sometime.

Priya said...

Delicious n prefect combo..palya looks awesome..tempting one..

Uma said...

both dishes look great Lakshmi!

Madhu said...

Rotti mathe herekaayi palya thumba ruchiyagide Lakshmi.

Priti said...

Pics dekh le bhuk lag rahi hai...b'fast mei yeh mil jata to kitna acha hota...;)

LG said...

@ All,
Thanks so much for your encouraging words. Have a nice day.

Uma said...

Thanks for letting me know about my mistake Lakshmi! Removed it from the challenge and updated the post!

LG said...

@ Uma,
My Pleasure dear..

Vij said...

akki roti looks lovely!! yummmy gravy too! inviting combo! :-)

notyet100 said...

this looks real yum,,..nice one for the event..:-)

Uj said...

Bookmarked to try soon... looks delicious

Rashmi said...

hi i tried making akki roti as you have suggested, letter bu letter.But akki hittu was a sticky ball after 7 min.I had to knead akki hittu with my palms and hands greased with oiil.Please tell me how to make akki hittu non-sticky when we knead.

LG said...

@ Rashmi,
At first I must say the rice flour to water ratio depends on the quality of rice flour used. After mixing the dough you have to rest it for 10-15 mins. Then knead the flour. If you still have the dough try to knead again and see, I am sure you will be able to make rotti. You can write to me at lakshmi(at)tasteofmysore(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

Your akki rotti has come out PERFECT! :~€ I have seen a lot of other blogs here on the net that has akki rotti recipe, but none of them come close to what you have made. they all seem to be thick ot too dry - your rotti is so so freaking perfect that this alone will make me visit your blog Very often from now on. Naale tindhi ge ide method inda maadtini. Hope it turns out well.
Thanks.

LG said...

@Anonymous,

Thanks for the feedback. Nimma akki rotti chennagi barli antha ashisthini :)

notyet100 said...

i am gng to try the roti today,thnks for the detail recipe

notyet100 said...

truly enjoyed the meal thnks again,.

LG said...

Thanks Priyanka for the feedback

Abhayaram said...

Akki rotti looks perfect.Can I make them 2hrs ahead of serving?Will they be soggy?

Lakshmi Grandhim said...

Dear Abhayram, Yes they will be soft to eat after 2 hrs time. But, ukkarisida akki rotti tastes yumm even when they are soft. It depends on the individual's choice. If you like it little crisp and hot make it instantly. If soft rottis' are ok then you can prepare ahead of time put them in a hot box. Thanks! Lakshmi

Lakshmi Grandhim said...

Dear Abhayram, Yes they will be soft to eat after 2 hrs time. But, ukkarisida akki rotti tastes yumm even when they are soft. It depends on the individual's choice. If you like it little crisp and hot make it instantly. If soft rottis' are ok then you can prepare ahead of time put them in a hot box. Thanks! Lakshmi