Onion Roti

3 Dec

Ulli Minapa Rotti


Urad Dal (whole or split and skinned) 1 cup
Idly Rawa 2 – 2 1/2 cups
Onion 1
Green Chiles 2
Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves 3-5
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Soak urad dal in water for 3 hours.
Grind the soaked urad dal into smooth paste adding minimum amount of water.

Soak ildy rawa in water for 1 hour and squeeze the excess water out of it and keep aside.
Mix together urad dal paste, soaked idly rawa and salt thoroughly.

Wash, remove stems and finely chop green chiles.
Peel and chop onion finely.
Using mortar and pestle, lightly mash chopped green chiles, cumin seeds and salt together.
Add chopped onion and mashed green chilli, cumin mixture to above roti batter.
Make sure the batter is thicker than dosa batter.

Heat a thick flat pan on medium-high heat.
Pour a tsp of oil and spread with the spoon.
Pour around a cup of above urad dal rawa roti mixture onto the hot flat pan.
Pour a tablespoon of oil on top and cook covered for 3-5 minutes or until the bottom turns into golden brown.
Drizzle 2 tsps of oil on top and turn on other side.
Let it fry for a minute or two and serve hot with any chutney.

Notes: You can swap curry leaves with cilantro.


9 Responses to “Onion Roti”

  1. Padmaja December 3, 2007 at 12:45 pm #

    I always find some amazing n unique recipes whenever i visit you. That rotti is incredible, i remember my Aunt used to make for us whenever we went to hers!! I have never tried though but as soon as I get Idli Rawa here, i am gonna try that!!

  2. Seema December 3, 2007 at 1:33 pm #

    Interesting.. you come with with different recipes! Greay job!!

  3. Kaykat December 3, 2007 at 3:13 pm #

    Great recipe – Think I’ll try it with a couple more veggies thrown in.

  4. priya December 3, 2007 at 3:47 pm #

    do i need to ferment the batter or can i use it immediatly,

    your pics are amazing what camera do u use…

    please guide me ,,,i am intersted in photography

    thanks in advance


  5. Siri December 3, 2007 at 8:16 pm #

    Wow, the ulli minnapa rotti looks lovely!

    ~ Siri

  6. Lata December 4, 2007 at 8:49 am #

    Looks good, I am definitely going to try this healthy dish.

  7. Anonymous December 4, 2007 at 12:23 pm #

    i have tried this recipe today, but added little sour curd. it was really yummy.

  8. bharti March 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    good receipe i will try very soon


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