Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe

Biscuit Roti is a popular snack recipe from Mangalore - Udupi region. Serve this crispy puri filled with spicy and delicious stuffing with a cup of hot tea as a tea time snack.

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Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe
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Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe is a quick and traditional tea time snack. The biscuit rotis are generally a crispy puri stuffed in with spicy and delicious stuffing. The roti can be made and stored for at least a day or two. It might become little soft but will still taste amazing with hot cup of tea.

Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti are a sure hit among kids and makes a great after school snack as well. You can even pack these for snacks in their lunch boxes. 

Serve the Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe as a Tea Time snack with Adrak Chai and enjoy your evening time.

If you are looking for more Mangalorean Recipes here are some: 

  1. Mangalorean Manoli Curry Recipe (Indian Gherkins Curry)
  2. Mangalorean Padengi Ghassi Recipe (Sprouted Moong Dal Curry)
  3. Thouthe Kodel Recipe (Mangalore Cucumber Curry)

Cuisine: Mangalorean
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

55 M


4 Servings


    For the dough
  • 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Oil , hot
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 tablespoon Sambar Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped.
  • Oil , for deep frying

How to make Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe

  1. To begin making the Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe we will first mix the dough. Take a mixing bowl and add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

  2. Add in the hot oil and little water and knead well to form a firm dough. The point of adding hot oil to knead the dough is to make the biscuit roti crispier when fried. Cover and keep aside til you make the filling.

  3. Into a preheated pan add oil. Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them splutter. Once done add the urad dal and roast till the dal becomes slightly brown in colour.

  4. Once done add all the spice powders like the cumin powder, coriander powder, sambar powder, red chili powder turmeric powder, semolina salt and sugar. Saute on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes until well combined. Keep this aside.

To make the Rotis
  1. Pinch out a small lemon sized dough from the dough.  Roll it out flat by dusting some flour on your kitchen surface.

  2. Take a tablespoon of the filling and place it at the center of the rolled out dough. Start bringing the sides of dough to the center. Seal it completely otherwise if there are any holes it will start to absorb oil.

  3. Dust some more flour and flatten the biscuit roti to 2 inch diameter. Let the thickness of the dough be almost ½ a centimeter. Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

  4. Heat a kadi with enough oil and keep it at a medium heat. Make sure it does not heat up too much. Now start to fry these Mangalorean Style Biscuit roti one by one till it is golden brown on either side. Drain it on a kitchen napkin and serve. 

  5. Serve the Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe as a Tea Time snack with Adrak Chai and enjoy your evening time.