Friday, July 30, 2010

Poustic Rotti (Nutritious Indian Flat bread)

This rotti is one of the most successful experiment till date. I used whatever was handy & the result was yummilicious rotti. It all started with my pantry running short of rice flour. I thought for a long time about what to name for this rotti & finally came up with "Poustic rotti" because this rotti as the name suggests is literally filled with nutrition.
                            (Rotti served with eggplant-capsicum gojju/curry & badam milk)

Ingredients: (Makes 8 rottis)
For rotti:
Drumstick leaves: 1.5 cups
Rice flour: 1.5 cups
Jowar flour/Sorghum flour/Jolada hittu: 1/2 cup
Ragi flour/Finger millet flour: 1/2 cup
Corn meal/makki ka aata/mekke jolada hittu: 1/2 cup 
Fine semolina/Cheroti rawa: a fistful
Flax seed powder: 1 tbsp
Cooked rice: a fistful
Onion: 1 medium (finely chopped)
Grated coconut: 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Green chilli paste: 1/2 tsp (optional, I normally donot add this)
Salt: According to taste
Water: As needed

For cooking the rotti:
Oil: 1 tsp for each rotti

Wax paper/Brown paper/aluminium foil to pat the rotti.


  • Remove the drumstick leaves from the stem (use only the leaves, discard all the stem), wash it thoroughly in water & finely chop them.
  • Mash the rice thoroughly.
  • Mix the mashed rice, drumstick leaves with all the above mentioned ingredients(except water) in a large bowl. Add water little at a time & make a smooth dough with it. (Dough consistency should be similar to that of a cutlet or patty dough).
  • Make medium orange sized balls with the dough. 
  • Heat the griddle. Meantime, sprinkle 1-2 drops of oil to the brown paper. Place the batter on the paper & start patting them. Wet your hands in between (this helps in patting the rottis easily).  
  • When the griddle is hot, smear few drops of oil to the griddle & put the brown paper on the griddle.
  • After 5-10secs, slowly take off the brown paper alone. Add 1/2 tsp of oil & cook on slow-medium heat for 1 to 2 mins on both sides. 
  • Repeat the process for the remaining rottis & serve it hot/warm with a curry/chutney/dip of your choice. 

  • Drumstick leaves could be replaced by other leafy vegetables like coriander leaves, dill leaves or fenugreek leaves.  
  • Grated carrots or grated cucumber could be added for extra nutrition :)
Verdict: I am forced to write this, all Karnataka style rotti lovers will love to eat this rotti again & again. 


  1. Hi Sushma
    I love it, I never used drumstick leavs for this rotti. We call it thalipeeth.
    Why can't you send this to Sandya's ongoing event.?

  2. Mixed flour rotti mastagi iratte nodi. Even I mix and add all flours lil to my akki rotti when I get bored with the routine stuff. I add palak/menthe soppu/sabsige etc also. Never added nuggesoppu so next time will try it with that.

  3. Great looking and healthy rotti..yummy..

  4. Looks gud and healthy one indeed

  5. wow rotti looks soooo tasty n crispy ...nice n healthy combo ..i will surely try it ..


  6. really packed with proteins..looks delish!

  7. Looks very tasty, something different and nice

  8. sometimes we can make very unique dishes by adding all the ingredients at handy.. the same way u made avery healthy rotti.. drumstick leaves sure a very god n healthy choice

  9. I love my favorite rottis & keep looking forward to a chance to savor them... Have been thinking of preparing once... know not when!!!! Until then I would E-savor your prep.... :)


  10. Dear Sush
    How are you?
    I like this recipe. I remember my mom used to make a dal with lot of drumstick leaves and a favorite dish in Orissa too.
    I have to locate a drum stuck tree near by and will make this for sure.
    have a nice week



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