Who would not love the warm Jolada Rotti or Jonna Rotti with any special gravy for a warm wintery night??..Well, here is how you make a simple no fuss jolada rotti which is not very intimidating and an equally delicious Avarekalu-Erulli sambhar..
1cup Jowar/maize flour
Take a heavy bottomed vessel and boil water. To this add the jowar flower close a lid. Switch off the flame after a minute. After2-3 minutes, mix the mixture well and cool a little till you can handle the mixture with your palm.
Since making unbreakable rottis takes years of skill, I always make palm sized rottis which I can comfortably handlewithout any breaks..
Wet your palms or even rub a tsp of butter or ghee. Take a golf ball sized mixture and knead well till there are no lumps and it is very smooth. spread it on one palm with the help of another hand. Shift this to a skillet on medium heat. The most important step to keep these rotis soft is to dip fingers in cold water and wet the top of the rotis. Now flip it when brown spots begin to appear and apply very little water on the other side and roast it till it is done.
Enjoy this with butter, Yennegai or any sambhar of your choice..
For Avarekalu-Erulli Huli/sambhar
Boil 1/2 cup toor dal and mash well.
Boil 1 cup ar Avarekalu-Erulli sambharvarekalu and 1/2 onion chopped into strings.
1/2 tsp hing
2tsps dhania seeds
2tsps sambhar powder of your choice
1tsp boiled avarekalu
1tsp tamarind paste
Mix the ground paste with dall and the boiled avareklau and onion till all the flavours come togother. Add salt and season with hing,mustard and jeera..
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