May 5th, 2012

Cooking

Dish-A-Day: 04/03/2012 - Sorakaya Rotte / Lauki Roti / Stuffed Bottle Gourd Indian Bread

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04/03/2012: Sorakaya Rotte / Lauki Roti / Stuffed Bottle Gourd Indian Bread - First time I made this roti it was a total flop for me. Believe me it was half-cooked, half stuffing out and half in, one portion burnt and other under-cooked...oh man all kinds of mishaps. I let it go thinking this is one dish that Aparna cant cook. Then a few months later I re-tried the recipe again. Voila! This time they came out beautiful. No change in the recipe...wonder why the first time around they did not turn so well. Anyways, here's the dish and the recipe. Enjoy it!
Recipe: Grate a small Lauki / Bottle Gourd and pour the contents into a bowl. Blend three Green Chilis, one clove of Garlic and Salt to taste. Add this mixture to the grated Lauki. Add a few sprigs of Cilantro, 5 to 6 Curry Leaves, 1 tsp of soaked Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram), 1 tsp of Sesame Seeds, 1/2 Onion chopped finely and 1 tsp of Ajwain / Ajowan / Voma to the mixture in the bowl and mix well. Now add Rice Flour to the mixture as much as it needs to make a soft dough. Divide the dough to small portions. Roll each portion to a flat Roti. Grease a pan with little oil and heat it. On medium flame cook the flattened Roti on both sides evenly. Serve with Curd or Chutney Powder.