Friday, 31 August 2012

You're Invited - Nivedita Thadani ~ Cooked Rice flour roti and coconut chutney

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

You're Invited !
The reason behind this concept was to meet so many of you wonderful food bloggers and display YOUR cooking expertise.

So how it will work ?

I will invite you food bloggers and publish Guest Posts by you on JCO. It would be fab if you invite your fellow bloggers to also write posts for JCO so please feel free to do so and don't be shy! 

Today we have our ninth Guest , very very close friend of mine, we have lots of similar interest and. I can scold her, ignore her, but love and treat her like my younger sister, here we have Nivedita Thadani with love I call her Nive ( chutney queen ) of Nivedita's Kitchen. Simple, authentic and many many traditional dishes recipes make her blog a unique place. Especially her North Karnataka style cuisine and my most favourite chutney recipes, makes me Crazy ;-) I have made so many chutnies from her blog, each and every one a HIT in my family...Let me check this time has she got something I like :-) ?

Hi all, its me Nivedita, better known as "Nivi" to all the friends.
I love eating and it took me to the cooking(not actually, having working mother, I had to enter the kitchen at very young age), I am always a failure at the first attempt in the kitchen, but have a strong "don't quit" attitude. Visit my blog for my more recipes with all the experiences,
I am thankful to Jagruti(should I? kidding), we both met here in blog world, and came very close like sisters. Both have same interests but we too had fight like other sisters. That did not break our relationship, I think it brought us more close! Isn't it Jagruti?
I always get attracted towards her blog as she is a fantastic cook and a foodie photographer! yes, her photos it self pushes you into the kitchen to try her recipes.
And, and, she is very talented, her mind is full of new thoughts,(check her blog with so many events with rare themes and her FB where she has created very useful groups).
I thank her for inviting me into her home to share my recipe. I do not like to be a guest in her house, because I am not an outsider!!(more greedy!!!)
Wishing her all the best for her future.

BEYISIDA AKKI ROTI - KAI CHUTNEY(Cooked Rice flour roti and coconut chutney)

Akki roti, kai chutney.... yummmmm, a perfect breakfast of North Karnataka. But for me it can be for breakfast, lunch, tea time snack or dinner...

It was a long time I made this. Nothing specific for that, its just I was lazy. My mom is not here to help me with this. The rice flour has to be cooked in a hot water which is a real tough task for me. I never get success in it and this time also the same thing happened. My whole vessel and the flour got burnt off :-(. But thanks to the microwave which helped me to make what I wanted and have it too.
Here is the recipe for the most delicious breakfast from my kitchen.

For the roti:
To cook:
Rice flour - 1 Cup
Jowar flour - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Jeera or cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Oil to roast each roti.

For masala
Onion - 1 big
Curry leaves - few
Green chilly - 2 or more
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp(optional)

Take a big M/W safe bowl.
Add all the ingredients under to cook
Mix well and keep in the M/W for 2 minutes.
Remove it and check the consistency. It should not be watery. If you feel add some more flour or if it is dry add some more water. Cook for one more minute.
Remove it out and add the ingredients under For masala.
Mix well and cook for one more minute. Remove and transfer it into a big plate or wide bowl.
Keep it to cool.

Take an aluminium foil and cut into a big square(little bigger than the roti size)
Keep the oil in a bowl and little water in separate bowl.
Take a small ball from the ready mix.
Apply 1 tsp oil to the foil.
Keep the ball on the foil and wet your fingers in the water.
Start pressing from the middle and keep on spreading till small roti shape.  Make three holes in the roti.
BE CAREFUL while pressing as it gets torn if you press hard.
Heat tawa and apply oil.
Take the foil carefully in your hand and turn it on the hot tawa. Slowly release the roti by lifting the foil.
Allow it to roast on one side. And turn it the other side and roast it.
Remove and repeat with other flour.

Kai Chutney (Coconut Chutney) :
Fresh coconut - 1 cup, grated
Green chilly -2 or 3
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Water to make chutney

For tempering:
Oil - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Take all the ingredients except water and keep in a M/W safe bowl or plate. Add little water and run for 1 minute.
Remove and transfer it into a mixi bowl and turn into fine paste.
Heat oil in a small kadai. once hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Remove from heat.
Add it to the chutney once cool.

I am very happy to be a guest and write a guest post in your blog Jagruti !!

You are 100% right, Nive you are not an outsider on my blog or in my life !! :). Thank you for introducing us to this unique and traditional recipe of North Karnataka , I really liked reading it , without wasting any time surely will make this and let you know. Why only me, I think all our readers will enjoy making this too. Also I would suggest to our readers that why not visit her blog and enjoy more recipes which all are super !

It's an honor to have you on JCO !!


  1. Hi jagruti
    Thanks for the invite ,i have sent one recipe for Independence Day Event. Would like to share one recipe with your invitation,how can i do that?..

  2. I like rice rotis'. Nivedita's chutney sounds amazing..especially because it's got tamarind:)

  3. Inviting rotti and chutney..looks awesome and yummy..Beautiful guest post by Nivi.

  4. Interesting recipe.. I do make jowar rotis...but never tried with this combination of two flours..

  5. Very interesting and looks tasty too...



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