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Orotti ( Deep fried rice flour puris) Recipe

Orotti ( Deep fried rice flour puris) is a popular Indian Breakfast
Author :
On :
Thursday, 19 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - sieved Rice flour
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1/2 tsp - oil/ Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 250 ml - oil for frying
  • 1/2 tsp - oil (to grease plastic or Banana leaves )
  • 3 greased plastic sheets or Banana leaves
  • For the Coconut mixture:
  • 4 tbsp - grated Coconut
  • 4 - Shallots
  • 1 tsp - Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • How to Make Orotti ( Deep fried rice flour puris):

    1. Make a rough paste of above ingredients in a small mixer bowl. Do not add water when making the paste.
    2. In a pan, boil water with salt and ghee - oil.
    3. When the water starts boiling, add rice flour and mix well until well combined with water and rice flour (like idiyappam dough).
    4. Mix it with thick steel ladle. Keep aside to cool for 10 minutes.
    5. Add coconut paste into the rice flour dough (Optional - Add 2 tsp chopped coriander leaves and 1 tsp black til) and knead it into a soft dough. Do not add water.
    6. Divide it into 22 - 24 small lemon-sized balls.
    7. Keep each rice ball in between two greased plastic sheets (15 x 15 cm) - banana leaves.
    8. Press gently and spread it by palm to make the shape of a puri - 4 inches in diameter (orotti).
    9. Give perfect round shape with the help of an inverted sharp lid - katoris - cookie cutter.
    10. Arrange these orottis on another plastic sheet - banana leaf.
    11. Heat oil in a kadai - frying pan.
    12. Reduce heat to medium and deep - fry orotti (one at a time) till done golden colour on both the sides.
    13. It will puff slightly.
    14. Please do not fry on high heat. Keep medium heat.
    15. Drain out from oil and place it on kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.
    16. Please use 3 - 4 paper towels.
    17. Serve with any veg or non - vegetarian gravy dishes.
    18. Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World


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