Masala Akki Roti

Masala Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti

Masala Akki Roti is very famous and common in southern part of Karnataka. Basically , Akki means rice in kannada  and roti prepared with it is Akki Roti/ Bhakri . A easy breakfast as well as  tiffin  recipe of Karnataka . Many versions of Akki roti are there but this one is simple and delicious recipe prepared using Dill Leaves / Sabbasige Soppu  / Shepu  leaves.  For variations in the recipe , replace Dill leaves with methi leaves or Palak/spinach leaves. Also all green leafy vegetables can be combined and  added along with some grated carrot.

Masala Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti

Akki roti prepared using dill leaves is one of the best combination. Even Akki roti is prepared using drumstick leaves .With every different greens , different and delicious tastes is obtained. Mom prepares ultimate akki roti but till date I haven’t excelled to her level .But still,you can rely on this recipe to get soft and good roti’s. Akki roti tastes better with Coconut Chutney and also with Groundnut Chutney

Masala Akki Roti tastes good on its own but you can also serve it with any of the chutney , Mollake Hurali SaaruMassida Soppu Saaru. It even goes well with  Stuffed Baingan and Baingan Bharta.

Recipe Card for Masala Akki Roti |  Masala Rice Flour Roti

Masala Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti | Gluten Free Roti

Masala akki Roti is a Gluten Free and Healthy Roti from Karnataka ,it is made out of rice flour ,green leafy vegetables , herbs and spices. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Karnataka, South Indian
Servings: 5 Makes
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Muktha H S


  • 1 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 Cup Water or as required
  • 3/4 Cup Dill Leaves or Methi Leaves or Palak
  • 1 Big Onion finely Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli Finely Chopped
  • 2 Sprigs Curry Leaves Chopped
  • 1 no Carrot grated ,optional
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt or as required


  • Bring water  to boil in a wide open vessel. 
  • Add Rice flour ,Salt and oil to boiling water . Mix everything thoroughly such that there are no lumps.
  • Close it with a lid and keep it on a sim for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and allow it to get warm. Add all the chopped greens, onion ,carrot,green chillies and cumin seeds.
  • Mix everything with rice flour and knead well till it's smooth. Pinch dough and make 4-5 balls. 
  • Dust some flour , using rolling pin, roll  5-6 " inch round  roti. 
  • Heat Iron griddle/ tawa ,Put roti on tawa, cook evenly on both sides by drizzling some oil. Takes 3-4 minutes to cook. 


  • Amount of water depends on the quality of rice flour, 1 1/2 cup water was sufficient for me it may take up to 1 3/4 cup .
  • If dough becomes too thin, add some more rice flour . If it becomes tight sprinkle some hot water and knead the dough.
  • After adding greens and onions , it does leaves some water. So make a firm dough before adding veggies.

Step-By-Step Directions on making of Akki Roti :

1.Take water in a wide mouth vessel and keep it on a high flame when water starts to boil,lower the flame and sprinkle rice flour and salt, mix it well with the help of a spatula and  add oil to it and mix thoroughly such that there are no lumps.

Close it with a lid and keep it on a sim for 5 minutes. Meanwhile chop all the greens and onions. Now open the lid again mix  and turn off the gas.Once cooled add all the chopped greens, onions, green chillies and cumin seeds (i forgot to add) to the rice flour mixture and knead well.

Masala Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti
2.Then take some handful of dough and make balls out of it.If you feel the dough is not stiff enough to make balls you can add little rice flour to it. The above mentioned water and rice flour is precise but still sometimes because of the salt and onion it might become little watery.
Take care of it or else you’ll be not able to roll the dough. Now take aluminum coated paper plate or butter paper  smear some oil and place the ball over it and using hands you can spread it easily  into a round roti as thin as you required, if dough is stiff wet your palm and spread.
Masala Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti

3. Dust some flour on worktop and roll roti using rolling pin. Alternatively , you can even roll roti/bhakri using hands.  Now heat the iron griddle or non stick tawa . When it’s hot place the paper plate facing roti side on to the griddle.  After a second remove the paper plate gently.

Masala Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti

4.Drizzle some oil/ghee on sides of roti and cook on both sides. It gets cooked within 3 minutes.

Masala Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti

Serve masala akki roti with ghee on top along with Coconut Chutney , Peanut Chutney or Upsaaru Khara. 
I made this masala akki roti with Methi , grated carrot  and served with Upsaaru Khara/ Spicy Curry Paste and ghee.
Masala Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti
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