Red Chori Roti

10 Feb

Bobbarlu Rotti.

Red chori roti is prepared with soaked red chori and rice flour. Rice flour is made into soft dough using hot water. Red chori and other seasonings are mixed along with rice flour and spread into thick roti on a pan. The spread rotti is fried on flat pan until lightly crisped and served hot with pickle.
Makes: 2 – 3 Red Chori Roti.


Red Chori or Matki 1/2 Cup
Rice Flour 1 1/4 Cups
Green Chillies 2 – 3
Onions 1
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Method of preparation:

Wash, peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash, remove ends and finely chop the green chillies.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Soak red chori in water overnight and refresh them under fresh water next morning.
Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a heavy boil and keep aside.

In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, soaked red chori, onion, green chillies, red chilli powder, cilantro and salt.
Add sufficient amount of hot water to the bowl and mix the mixture to form soft dough.
Knead with hands for best results. Use enough water to let the mixture come together.

Divide the dough into 2 – 3 portions.
Place flat pan on medium heat.
Before pan gets hot, take one portion of dough and place it on the pan.
Press the dough with help of fingers to spread it into a circle.

Drizzle half a tsp of oil on the roti and cook covered for 3 – 5 minutes.
Uncover, turn the roti on other side and cook for few more minutes.
When roti turns to light brown or when it gets to desired crispness, remove from heat
Serve red chori roti with any pickle of your choice.
Notes: Make sure to cook the roti covered.

Suggestions: If the roti is too soft, put it back on the pan and fry for a minute or two to crisp it up.
Variations: You can also add black chickpeas, or any other whole peas in place of red chori.
Other Names: Red Chori Roti, Alasanda Rotti, Bobbarlu Chekka Rotti.

3 Responses to “Red Chori Roti”

  1. Trendsetters February 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    great dish as usual…u make a statement with evry post

  2. vijaya murthi January 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Kannada name for ‘red chori ‘ & don’t you have to grind it ?
    Looks good though I’m not sure what it is !

  3. Raji February 11, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    @vijaya murthi alasande. no need to grind. just add them to the mixture.

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