Dibba Rotti

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 People

Dibba Rotti or Minappa Rotti is a traditional Andhra dish best suited for breakfast or dinner. This is neither a dosa nor idli! Rice grits are mixed with urad dal batter and just before making, spices are added  and often served with some chutney. Curved pan/ilupachatti is used for making this. I used an aluminium chatti and replaced rice with Kodo Millet for this recipe and got perfect crispy and soft dibba rotis!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Kodo/Varagu Millet
  • 1 Cup Urad Dal
  • 1/2 Cup Beaten Rice/Poha/Aval
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp oil for making each rotti
Spices and Others:
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 2 Finely Chopped Green Chillies
  • 10 Chopped Curry Leaves
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 Cup finely chopped coriander leaves

Directions:

  1. Wash and soak millet, dal and poha separately for 2 hours.
  2. Using a blender first grind the dal till fluffy.
  3. Grind the millet with just 2 tbsp of water to fine rava consistency.
  4. Grind poha finely. Mix everything. Let the batter be thick.
  5. Add salt and ferment for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Heat the curved pan/ilupachatti.
  7. Mix spices and other things to the batter.
  8. Pour a tbsp of oil. Pour 3 to 4 ladle of batter. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Cook till you get a crust base.
  9. Carefully flip and cook the other side for another 6 to 8 minutes or till the batter is cooked well from inside. No need to cover after flipping the side.
  10. A toothpick test may also be done to make sure that it is well cooked.
  11. Serve with sambar/chutney.

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Note:

  • The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the rotti.
  • Can add grated carrots/fresh fenugreek leaves/spinach/cabbage/grated coconut for different flavours.

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9 Comments

  1. Andhra dibba roti with andhra red chilli thokku.

    Made this dibba roti today morng for breakfast. Tastes awsome crispy dunno what more words to use to describe the taste. A must do and try.

      1. Hi Raji,
        Happy to see your dibba rotti! As you said, it is quite filling and very tasty! Thanks for sharing the picture.

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