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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Balekayi (Raw Banana) Rotti


5 - 6 cups chopped Banana 
1 cup Rice flour
2 - 3 Red Chillies
1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
1 large Onion
12 - 15 strands of Curry leaves
1/4 inch sized Ginger
1/2 - 3/4 cup grated Coconut
Salt to taste
Banana leaves / Wax paper


Remove the outer fibre of raw banana, and chop into medium thin pieces and put it in a vessel containing water as shown in the picture below.

Put grated coconut, red chillies, curry leaves, ginger, onion, coriander seeds, asafoetida in a mixer and crush them by adding little amount of water as shown in the picture below. Add chopped raw banana and grind then into smooth paste by without adding any water.

Add rice flour, salt and mix them well. The consistency of the dough should be as shown in the picture below.

Take one banana leaf/ Wax paper (For wax paper: put 1 tsp of oil and spread it over the paper). Take handful of dough and spread it over the banana leaf evenly as shown in the picture below.

Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred) put the Rotti upside down as shown in the picture below. Cook it for a minute by covering the lid.

Remove the banana leaf and spread 1-2 tsp ghee/oil over the Rotti and cook other side of the Rotti for about 1-2 min in medium/low flame.

Serve hot along with any curry or chutney. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 10-12 Rottis.

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