Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jolada Rotti/Jonna Rotti with Avarekalu-Erulli Huli/Sambhar

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..

Jolada Rotti:
1cup Jowar/maize flour
1.5cups water

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.
1tsp jeera
1/2 tsp hing
2tsps dhania seeds
1/4tsp pepper
2tsps sambhar powder of your choice
1tsp boiled avarekalu
1/2cup coconut
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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Cham said...

I ve heard a lot this roti but never tasted. Looks wonderful with erulli huli.

Kitchen Flavours said...

I heard about it but never tried this.....Looks yum.

Madhumathi said...

The thali makes me hungry..Never made jonna rotti..Thanks for posting the recipe :)

Sia said...

that's one classic combination. jolada rotti with avarekalu huli is one of the top comfort foods.

Asha said...

Paru, every time I come here I leave drooling. Such a authentic combo. I love Jolad rotti, love erulli sambhar even more. I will make these come next week. Thanks sweetie, enjoy your weekend! :))

Vibaas said...

that looks so delicious. i've never had jolada roti before. sounds yummy.

Vani said...

Nice idea to make it to a rotti instead of the thin rotis. I love avarekayi huli and with eerulli, must be delicious! Loved the big pat of butter - perfect way to enjoy the rotti! :)

Smitha said...

Looks absolutely great Paru
I was thinking of making Jolada rotti this very week end! Not I definitely will make!
By the way the avarekalu huli looks out of the world. It is a good idea to use some onions in the huli. Ah! now my mouth is watering!!

A_and_N said...

The Jolad Rotis look gorgeous! I've usually had avarakkai in dry preparations. this looks delicious :)

Trupti said...

Thali looks very delicious & tempting

Ashwini said...

wow such authentic dish..Love jolada rotti...I have not tried it ..will give it a try..

Lavanya said...

my mother used to do this..but i never tried it..looks yummy!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Hi Paru.cute name..:)
The title was arabi to me intially,but that curry bowl caught my eye.I thought it was something like peas gravy..Maize roti is so new to me.Also the sambar..great combo..:)
Thanks a ton for the visit n lovely comment..Pls do come again..:)

Usha said...

This rotti sounds very unique and delicious and the sambar sounds very delectable too :-)

Varunavi said...

My dad is from bellary,he used to love jonna roti.For us my mom used to deep fry the roti,like puri,wow great taste.Thanks for commenting on my blog

Dershana said...

the roti looks yummy, paru. i've never tried making jolada roti at home.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks super yum! This roti is new to me and it looks delicious!

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely combo...never tried jonna rotti...Good one always come up with something different and nice...Got to try them all.

Gayathri said...

Prefect yummy combo.. great job