Monday, March 28, 2011

Kurakkan Roti, with Lunu Miris + Butter

This is one of my favorite breakfasts, and this photo is from a few of days ago. I didn't make it though -- the kind person who comes in to help did. Chandra is a great cook; and she has her own way of doing things, but this recipe taken from Sri Lankan Recipes -- has the general idea: Kurakkan, which is super good for you, is finger millet, in English.

250g of flour
250g of Kurakkan flour (If you want you can add more kurakkan flour and reduce normal flour - Then it Roti will be little hard)
1/2 a coconut scraped (If you can put a whole coconut it is tastier)
2 teaspoon salt
50g margerine/butter
1 egg (not a must)
1 teaspoon baking powder (not a must)

some curry leaves (Karapincha)
1-2 big onions
2 table spoons chilli pieces (grinded) - kaali miris
1 teaspoon pepper
3-4 green chillis (amu miris)

Put the scraped coconut into a larcge bowl and add flour, Kurakkan flour, salt, baking powder and mix for about a minute.
Then add butter and egg and mix. Then add water little by little and mix well until it makes a whole dough (This takes about 5 minutes)

Optional - to taste better
Chop the big onions and green chillis into small pieces.
Put a pan on heat and put about 2 table spoons of oil and then add the chopped items, pepper, clilli pieces, salt (to taste)and curry leaves on to it and fry for some time until it is brown.

Now pour this mixture into the dough and mix well

Make small balls out of the dough from hand and flat it on a plate or a board (make it thin using hand).
Tip - Make the plate and hands wet, so that the dough won't get stick to your hand or plate (No need to put oil)

Heat a nonstick pan or (Roti thatiya) and and add the roti on to it and burn both sides (for about 2-3 minutes).
 Coconut makes all the difference!


al-kahinat said...

lovely; we have various things with ragi (finger millet) as well, in kerala, and in going to try and make this soon.


Sharmilee! :) said...

This is such a interesting twist to the usual rotis

stringhopper200 said...

Great blog, love the pictures, mouth watering!

Besides that roti with lunumiris and butter is close to my heart. Brings back memories of eating it that way as a child in the seventies and reading the long gone Sinhala comic strip newspaper called Satuta at the breakfast table.

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