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Minapa Rotti

Mar 29th, 2009 | By | Category: All Recipes, Breakfast Recipes
Minapa rotti ~ Avakaya

Minapa rotti ~ Avakaya

Bored of eating idly? Then you should try this south indian breakfast delight for sure. I have delectable memories with this tiffin when me and my brother used to fight for the outer crust that is crispy. Funny part is, neither of us would stop fighting over it while someone else enters into the kitchen for a share of it, guess who it is?  none other but my dad who left us thinking that, it would have been little better if we were calm and shared it between us 🙂 Well I guess I’m drifting back to memories again, lets take a quick peek at the recipe.


1 cup whole urad dal (minapappu)

1 ½ cups idly rava

2 ½ tsps salt

2 tbsps  oil

¼ tsp baking soda

How to:

  • Rinse and soak urad dal in plenty of water for atleast 6 hrs. Grind to smooth batter using little water (about ¾ cup). It should be the consistency of idly batter.
  • Soak idly rava in 3-4 cups of water for about ½ hour. Squeeze and discard all the water from the rava. Mix the rava into the ground urad dal batter.
  • Add salt. Cover and leave it overnight in a warm place to ferment. 
  • Just before cooking add baking soda and mix well. 
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a deep kadhai. When the oil sizzles, pour in half the ground batter in the kadhai. Cover and cook on low flame till the crust turns golden brown and crispy on the edges.
  • Flip over on the other side, add 1 tbsp of oil on the sides and cook it uncovered on low flame for another 10-15 mts. Turn off the flame. (Note: Do not cover and cook in this step, because this turns the outer crust soft instead of crispy)
  • Cut into slices and serve with avakaya (mango pickle) or peanut chutney. 
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  1. I have seen this recipe but have not tried it. I also did not have this back in India. With a crispy exterior it looks really good.

  2. Thanks for dropping by madhu. Do try and let me know how u liked it. It does’nt consume much of oil and makes a healthy breakfast or brunch 🙂

  3. Surely a healthy breakfast. In my case, healthy dinner, because we never deviate from cereals or fruits for breakfast 🙂

  4. Le, thats the case with me too :)) ?Its always cereals, bread and fruits for breakfast.

  5. We call it “Dibba Rotti”. Your explanation is great (pure teluginti aadapaduchu). Thank You. Your website is also great.

  6. Thank you for the sweet words sujatha. Even we call it dibba rotti at home 🙂 I love this for breakfast and sometimes even eat as dinner too :))

  7. Nice recipe. will try it.. My friend used to bring Ginne rotti for the lunch box .. I loved that rotti.. I would like to know if you know that recipe. If so, could you please post it..

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