Easy And Healthy Breakfast Recipe | Dibba Rotti (Thin)
This is one of my favourite breakfast recipes and it surely has reason for it. Firstly, it is protein rich, easy to prepare and very filling. It has the perfect balance of softness and crispiness. The equal quantity of rice and dal gives it perfect texture. This is the recipe that gives south indian taste without fermentation which is an added benefit. This dish is inspired with a classic andhra recipe that is called dibba rotti, but it is thinner than that, so you can call it thin dibba rotti or cheela.
Urad dal is a very nutrient dense food, other than protein it is rich is iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and folic acid. It is good for kids as well as pregnant ladies. This recipe needs the equal ratio of urad dal and rice which makes the double in comparison of any idli or dosa batter.
Few things that you need to keep in mind that use minimal water to grind the batter and secondly do not make a fine paste, the mixture should be coarse to get the perfect texture. Another good point of this recipe is that you get the crispy texture without using so much oil as it is thick it doesn't need that much of oil. If you don't want to use much oil you can surely just brush a little bit oil and make it but more oil makes it more crispy.
The normal textures of this rotti or cheela is thick and dense but if you want it to be lighter you can add a little bit of soda bi carb (baking soda) to the mixture to make it fluffier.
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- 1 cup urad dal.
- 1 cup rice (sona masoori or any short grain rice).
- I teaspoon cumin seed.
- Salt to taste.
- 1 medium sized onion finely chopped.
- 2-3 tablespoon chopped cilantro (coriander leaves).
- Oil for greasing the pan.
- ---for serving ---.
- Any chutney of your choice.
Wash rice and urd dal for a couple of times and soak it for 3-4 hours or overnight.
Transfer the soaked urad dal and rice to a mixer jar and blend it with a little bit of water to make a coarse paste. Make sure you use the minimal quantity of water for grinding.
Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add salt, cumin seeds, chopped onions and cilantro and mix everything well.
Now heat a pan and grease it well using some oil or ghee whatever you prefer.
Once the pan is hot, pour approximately 2 ladle full of the mixture into the hot pan and spread it slightly. It should be a thick layer.
Cover and cook it on low medium flame until it turn golden from one side.
Flip and cover again to cook on the other side as well.
Once it is done from both sides remove and serve with a chutney of your choice.
- Use minimal water while grinding the rice and urad dal.
- Make sure the mixture is coarse do not grind it to a very fine paste. He if you like the fluffier texture, you may end 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture.
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