Rava Rotti Recipe (Karnataka Style Semolina Flat Bread)

Smitha Kalluraya
Rava Rotti Recipe (Karnataka Style Semolina Flat Bread)
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Here's an instant yummy flatbread recipe for you all that calls for no pre-planning, soaking or fermenting. This Coastal Karnataka Special Rava Rotti (Sooji Roti/ Sajjige Rotti) is easy to prepare but definitely needs care during cooking on tawa. Enjoy these savori Rava Rottis as your hearty weekday breakfast / Snack / Dinner with Coconut Chutney, Chutney Podi and Butter to top it up.

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Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Pure Iron Roti Tawa
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

60 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 1/4 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , (Sour) or buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoon Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , grated (optional)
  • 2 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped or grated
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , handful, finely chopped
  • Curry leaves , few curry leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • Water , as required
  • Oil , to roast

How to make Rava Rotti Recipe (Karnataka Style Semolina Flat Bread)

  1. To prepare Rava Rotti Recipe (Karnataka Style Semolina Flat Bread), get prep with all the ingredients, chopping and grating.

  2. Add onion, coconut, green chilli, ginger, coriander, Curry leaves, cumin seeds and salt in a wide mixing bowl. Mix it nicely by crushing onions with your hands for few minutes. This brings out more flavor from all ingredients.

  3. Add rava and sour curd to it.

  4. Add water and mix it nicely to form a moist dough. Let rava dough rest for 10- 15 minutes. This will help rava to fluff up a bit and also you will observe that rava would have taken in all the liquids and the dough would have thickened.

  5. Add some water or curd to loosen the dough. Make the dough thicker than idli batter but a little watery to work, than chapati dough. The dough should be easy to spread / pat with hands.

  6. Keep a Tawa on the flame. Sprinkle few drops of oil on the tava and spread all over the pan.

  7. Grease a plastic sheet / aluminum foil / parchment paper /banana leaf /wet muslin cloth.

  8. Take a large lemon sized dough and pat it evenly with your hands to a thin rotti. Wet your hands in between with water to ease the patting.

  9. Heat the griddle. When it is hot, put the sheet with dough on the griddle to transfer the rotti to the hot griddle. After a few seconds, remove the sheet carefully from the tawa such that the rotti remains n the tawa and the flat bread is intact and not torn. Do it steadily and take care not to burn the sheet/cloth used to make the rotti.

  10. Cook rotti on a medium heat. Pour a few drops of oil all over the rotti. Cover and cook till one side becomes slightly brown in color.

  11. Then take out lid, flip the rotti and continue cooking for about a minute or so until the rotti becomes crispy on both sides.

  12. Rava rotti is ready to be served with Coconut ChutneyChutney Podi and Butter to top it up. Enjoy them as your hearty weekday breakfast / Snack / Dinner.