Authentic Akki Roti Recipe – Crispy Rice Flour Flatbread

Authentic Akki Roti Recipe – Crispy Rice Flour Flatbread


Akki Roti is a traditional South Indian flatbread made from rice flour, typically enjoyed in Karnataka. This gluten-free, crispy, and flavorful flatbread is easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a light meal. Here’s a detailed recipe to help you recreate this delicacy in your own kitchen, Authentic Akki Roti Recipe – Crispy Rice Flour Flatbread.

Authentic Akki Roti Recipe - Crispy Rice Flour Flatbread
Authentic Akki Roti Recipe – Crispy Rice Flour Flatbread


  1. Rice Flour (Akki Hittu):
    • 2 cups rice flour (coarsely ground)
  2. Vegetables:
    • 1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables (carrots, onions, spinach, cilantro, etc.)
  3. Spices and Seasoning:
    • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
    • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
    • Salt to taste
    • Oil for cooking
  4. Liquid:
    • 1.5 to 2 cups warm water (approximately)
  5. Garnish:
    • Freshly grated coconut (optional)
    • Ghee or butter for serving (optional)


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, add the rice flour, chopped vegetables, green chilies, grated ginger, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida, and salt.
  2. Knead the Dough:
    • Gradually add warm water and mix the ingredients to form a soft and pliable dough. The dough should be moist but not too sticky.
  3. Divide the Dough:
    • Divide the dough into equal portions, shaping them into balls of about the size of a lemon.
  4. Prepare the Rotis:
    • Heat a tawa or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Take a portion of the dough and flatten it on a banana leaf or a greased parchment paper, shaping it into a round flatbread about 1/4 inch thick. Make a hole in the center to ensure even cooking.
  5. Cook on the Tawa:
    • Carefully transfer the flattened dough onto the hot tawa. Drizzle a few drops of oil around the edges and in the center hole.
  6. Cook Until Crispy:
    • Cook on medium heat until the edges start to crisp up and turn golden brown. Flip the roti and cook the other side, applying a little oil if needed, until it’s golden and crispy.
  7. Repeat:
    • Repeat the process for the remaining portions of dough.
  8. Serve:
    • Serve hot Akki Roti with a dollop of ghee or butter and freshly grated coconut on top. Pair it with coconut chutney, pickle, or yogurt for a delightful meal.

Enjoy the crispy and delicious Akki Roti, a true delight from South India!

Tips and Variations:

  • Adjust the water quantity to achieve the right dough consistency; it should be soft and pliable.
  • Customize the vegetables based on your preferences.
  • Experiment with adding grated coconut or chopped herbs to enhance the flavor.
  • If you prefer spicier rotis, increase the amount of green chilies.
  • To make it even healthier, use a mix of whole-grain flours alongside rice flour.

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