Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rice Dumpling Paratha

Couple of months before, my hubby & son went to India leaving me all alone here. Those days I used to watch Zee Kannada Online for hours together to kill boredom. Unfortunately, the link is no more working. I was lucky enough to view the channel for 2-3 days. Anyways, try your luck with the link, you never know it might start working again :)
I happened to see few innovative recipes in "PRESTIGE RUCHI ABHIRUCHI Area Queen" Contest (one of the popular programs in Zee Kannada). One such recipe is this akki mudde paratha or rice dumpling paratha(I donot remember the actual name of this dish, I named the dish as rice dumpling paratha).
The idea was new because we normally prepare ukkarisida akki rotti (rice flour Indian bread) & godi chapathi(wheat flour Indian bread) seperately. It is nice to fill rice flour mixture into chapathi(wheat flour dough) & prepare this new dish. I added a dash of fenugreek leaves, garam masala, amchur powder to make the stuffing more interesting (this was not in the original recipe list). The end result was much above my expectations. My husband could not even imagine the kind of stuffing done. He was thinking it to be potato or paneer :p

For stuffing:
Rice flour: 1 cup
Water: 1.75 to 2 cups (depending on the rice flour used, add 2 cups if rice flour is made from boiled rice)
Methi leaves/fenugreek leaves: 1/4th cup (I used 4 cubes of frozen methi)
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Chilli powder/paprika: 1 tsp
Amchur powder: 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt: According to taste

For dough:
atta/wheat flour: 2 cups
Curd/Yogurt: 3 tbsp
Warm water: For mixing the dough
Salt: according to taste
Hot oil: 1 tsp (optional)

For stuffing:
  • Bring water to a boil, when water starts boiling add rice flour & salt. Donot disturb the flour, the rice flour starts floating & forms a single mass in the center of the boiling water. Cook it on a slow flame for 7-10minutes. Turn off the flame.
  • Gently mix the cooked rice flour with water. If small lumps are formed, don't worry, it can be kneaded later.Allow the mixture to come to normal temperature.
  • Add finely chopped fenugreek leaves, amchur powder, garam masala & red chilli powder to the cooked rice flour mixture & knead the mixed flour for 5-10 mins. The complete mixture must become like a single mass & will be similar to wheat flour dough (Note: rice flour dough will be softer than wheat flour dough)
  • Prepare lemon sized balls for stuffing & keep it aside.
For dough:

  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned (for dough alone) & prepare soft dough by adding enough water.Knead it well. Smear oil to the dough & keep it aside for 30mins.
Preparing parathas:

  • Prepare medium lemon sized balls with the dough prepared.
  • Take one portion of the dough, roll it with a rolling pin to a diameter of 4-5inches.
  • Place the stuffing inside & cover it by folding from all directions, ensure it is properly sealed.
  • Dust some dry wheat flour & leave it aside for 1-2minutes.
  • Roll it again carefully to a 7-8inch diameter.
  • Heat a griddle, ensure the griddle is very hot & then cook the parathas on high flame both sides by adding ghee/butter.
  • Serve it hot with curd, pickle or any side dish of your choice.


  1. Love this recipe. It looks scrumptious too. How do u all come up with such wonderful ideas? Hat's off.

  2. wow! sushma ///nice paratha ...tumba interesting ide ..try madtene ...nodalikke ruchi kantade

  3. wow this is a new dish......looks gr8. Shud give it a try once!

  4. hi just found your blog , the paratha looks awesome

  5. Wow Parathas are looking gorgeous and lovely... hot parathas without garlic and onion that sounds interesting... Shall try the link, thanks for that!!!

  6. Hi Sushma,
    It's 2 years of staying out of B'lore...I miss my parents , friends, place, language so much that I used to cry myself to bed many times after newly relocating from there. Kannada channels were the only solace for me :) I watched just about anything to listen to kannada and feel at home :) I too love to watch kannada cookery shows. Aiyo nandu para para jasti aaitu...coming to ur recipe..this is unusual ri, interesting kooda. Shall give it a try sometime. End product looks good.

  7. Sakathagide ri. Nodokke istu channagide. Bayalli neeru surithayide. Bookmarked.

  8. Nice concept sushma...stuffing is interesting....will give a try..

  9. ukkarisida akki rotti with a twist! Now they can't be boring alwa! Thanks for the new recipe Sush, I will definitely try this one :)

  10. Wow this is very innovative..rice flour paratha is new to me and looks very tasty :)

  11. HEy sushma ....hey appehuli yalli tumba bage ide ....iga nanu madiddu ..only mango season nalli ...idu sasve hannu nata oorlli matra sigatade ..and u know ...adralli hige madudu ...no boiling nothing ..it tatses hevenly believe me ....adu ..kinda appe saru ..idu bere tara ....indian stores nalli barta ide ...ide first time nanage us nalli sikkiddu ...nivu try madi ..:)

  12. looks tempting and delicious.....will bookmark this and try soon

  13. Very creative recipe.Will try this weekend :)

  14. Looks nice...hope you are feeling better now :)

  15. Wow, new dish!!!

    Bookmarked :)

  16. very nice recipe...will try it sometime...

  17. Wow, rice flour stuffing? that's a nice idea Sushma! Looks so mouth-watering :)

  18. ho..how cruel to leave u alone n go..:p..but good thing u got to devour this rite..:D..its soo innovative n yum SUsh..:)

  19. Check out blog today at 10 a.m. Have something for u.

  20. wow..this looks tempting..



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