Orotti ( Deep fried rice flour puris)

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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)

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