Aval Roti Recipe – South Indian Style Roti

Make this healthy Roti made from Aval or Flattened Rice Flakes - Perfect for Lunch or Dinner.
Avalakki Roti

How to make Aval Roti / Avalakki Roti or Poha Roti

Aval Roti Recipe – is a unique healthy Roti recipe made out of flattened rice flakes. Flattened rice flakes are called: Aval in Tamil & Malayalam, Avalakki in Kannada, Atukulu in Telugu and Poha in Hindi. This is an easy-to-make variety for breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

Typically Aval in South India is used to make Aval Upma as a replacement for the popular Rava Upma. But for this one, we wanted to try something different in the Roti form.

Aval is generally light (lighter than Rice) in calories and is a very popular ingredient especially in North Indian cooking – such as Poha and Chewda. What makes Aval attractive is that you can quickly make a dish without worrying too much about the calories that it brings in.

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Aval Roti might not look glamorous but it tastes better than it looks. Great for light Dinner or Lunch menus.

So here’s a Aval Roti dish that we quickly made for Dinner – this one uses Avalakki mixed along with Tomatoes, Onions, Carrot and Capsicum mashed to make the Roti dough. We use a little bit of Rava (Sooji) to hold the dough together. The final texture is between that of a Dosa and a Roti. It is neither too hard as a Roti or too soft as a Dosa but somewhere tasty in-between 🙂

The taste carries the subtle flavor of Poha along with the other blend of tastes coming in from the vegetables. A little bit of Chilli Powder is added to bring out the flavor of the Roti. If you wish, you can leave out the vegetables completely and make plain Avalakki Rottis. Or you could add the very aromatic Dill Leaves to give it a different taste. Regardless of what you choose to make this one will a different Roti from the regular Roti dishes that you generally make.

You can serve Aval Rotis with Chutneys or your Choice or even Tomato Ketchup.

Some Chutney Recipes you may want to try this Poha Roti with:

Green Chilli Chutney Recipe
Aam ki Chutney Recipe (Mango Chutney)

Check out other Roti Recipes:

Akki Roti or Rice Roti – Karnataka specialty
Mixed Vegetable Akki Rotti (from Karnataka)

Or check a variety of Indian Roti recipes

Recipe for Aval Roti / Avalakki Roti / Poha Roti with step-by-step photos, below:

Avalakki Roti

Aval Roti Recipe | Avalakki Rotti | Poha Roti

Make this healthy Roti made from Aval or Flattened Rice Flakes – Perfect for Lunch or Dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • non-stick pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Aval or rice flakes
  • 1.5 cup rawa
  • 1 no onion finely chopped
  • 1 no tomato
  • 1 no capsicum
  • 1 no carrot grated
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 pinch salt per your taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil for frying the rotis

How to make:
 

  • Wash the rice flakes two times and add quarter amount of water in which you have measured.
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  • Let this soaked Poha be there for 10 minutes till it softens.
  • In another large bowl, add rawa and add one and half measurement of water. Mix this thoroughly.
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  • After ten minutes, mash the rice flakes well with a spoon.
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  • To the rava that you've already prepared, add the mashed rice flakes, onion, tomato, carrot, capsicum to this.
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  • After this add chilli powder, salt and coriander leaves. Mix this thoroughly without adding any more water. You should now have a firm but tender dough.
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  • Set the dough aside. Wait for 10 minutes and the aval roti batter is ready to be cooked into Rotis.
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  • In a Tawa or a Iron Griddle, apply oil on it and take one handfull of dough and spread evenly on it.
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  • Take a piece of dough just bigger than a lemon and pat the dough to form a flattened circle directly on the Tawa.
  • Now switch on the gas, add one teaspoon of oil and close it with lid or pressure cooker lid.
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  • Wait for about 2 minutes to get cooked. Remove the lid and turn to the other side. Switch off the flame and keep the Roti on the Tawa for 2 more minutes.
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  • Aval Roti is ready to be served.
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Notes

Note that the dough will be a little watery – compared to say a Rice Roti or even a normal Roti. And this is why we’ll have to pat the Rotis directly on the Tava when it is cool and cook the Rotis afterward in the heat.
To make another roti, show the backside of the pan in tap water to reduce the heat fo the pan and then apply little oil and start the process again. 
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