Jolada rotti

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Jolada rotti
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Kannada: ಬಿಳಿ ಜೋಳದ ರೊಟ್ಟಿ or Kannada: ಬಿಳಿ ಜೋಳದ ಬಕ್ರಿ
Alternative names
Jolada bakri, Kannada: ಬಿಳಿ ಜೋಳದ ಬಕ್ರಿ
Type Bread
Place of origin
India
Region or state
North Karnataka
Main ingredients
Flour
Other information
Bijapur bili (while) jolada rotti and shenga Hindi
Cookbook:Jolada rotti  Jolada rotti

Jolada rotti (Kannada: ಜೋಳದ ರೊಟ್ಟಿ) is a specialty North Karnataka unleavened Indian bread made out of jowar (Sorghum). The name literally translates into sorghum bread.

Jolada rotti is part of the staple diet of most of the districts of North Karnataka, where it is eaten with pulse curries such as Jhunka, enne gai or with assorted chutnies.

Jollad Rotti is eaten with the following curries (Pallya): Stuffed bell pepper, stuffed brinjal (yengai), Bijapur style Brinjal (Tumbagayi) and Jawari Pundi Pallya, hesar kaalu, jhunkad vadi and any fresh salads. Chutneys that go well with jollad rotti include Shenga Hindi (a kind of peanut chutney with garlic), and aradidda khara. Jollad rotti can also be eaten with hot jhunka or pitla, known as jhunka bhakri or pitla bhakri; this is a famous combination in Belgaum and Maharashtra.

Making of bili (white) jolada rotti[edit]

  • Take finely ground jowar ata (flour) 250 grams in a wide mouthed vessel with shallow depth. It can also be a large plate with long edges.
  • In a separate vessel take just little water (1/2 a cup) and bring it to boil. Add the boiling water to make a dough from the Jowar flour which is already taken in the shallow pan. This dough is called jigatu in Kannada.
  • Now take this jigatu and add dry jowar flour and knead it thoroughly with just enough water to make dough of such consistency as chapati dough (may be even less water than that).
  • To make rotti you should press/beat the circular dough with the palm of your hand on a flat surface such as the kitchen platform. Initially use the right hand to beat it in the form of a circle and use the left hand to maintain a circle.
  • Dry flour may be used to avoid the dough sticking to the flat surface while preparing the rotti. This is the crucial step.
  • Once the rotti is ready, it should be carefully transferred to a hot Tawa.
  • When the lower part of the rotti gets slightly dry apply water on the upper surface of the roti with a piece of soft cloth and allow it to remain until the water just evaporates a little.
  • Then carefully reverse the rotti and bake the other side, pressing this side while baking- if pressed gently with a cloth, the roti puffs separating into two layers with steam in side.
  • Remove it from the Tawa and serve it hot.

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