Sugarcane juice roti (Kabba rosa bhakri)

This recipe was in my drafts for a long time now. Aayi prepared this when she was here in July. For one reason or other, I could not post it. Sugarcane is called kabbu in Konkani and rosu meaning juice. So this is a rotti made of sugarcane juice.

Sugarcane juice is not available in all seasons at my native. So whenever it is available, aayi makes a very tasty spread with it. This is one of those dishes which I absolutely love. The recipe is same as normal akki rotti(alayle pita rotti) but sugarcane juice is used instead of water. This version gets a very nice aroma and taste from the juice used. Try it and you will fall in love with it.

Also check kabba rosa appe.

2 cups rice flour
1 cup Sugar cane juice
1 tbl spn butter

Heat sugarcane juice in a big pan till it starts boiling. Add butter, rice flour, salt keep cooking till all the rice flour is mixed well with juice.

Switch off the heat. Let it cool. Mix well with hands to remove all the lumps.
Make small balls out of the dough and roll into rottis. To avoid sticking, roll these on a plastic paper/aluminum foil. Take the plastic, spread some loose rice flour, keep the ball on it and roll.

Roast on a hot tava. Apply ghee if required. Serve hot with asafoetida chutney.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 30mins

PS: Sugarcane juice makes these rottis very hard. Thats the reason butter is added to this. Butter makes them soft.

21 Comments for “Sugarcane juice roti (Kabba rosa bhakri)”



Wow, heard abt it, but never tried. Let me try if i can get some fresh sugarcane juice in the Indian store, this weekend. Thanks for reminding & posting Shilpa.


Totally new to me! Never heard of this roti. The flavor and aroma with sugarcane would make it so delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Ann Cee


I was just browsing taste of india and came across your blog. very interesting recipes and very good blog. I would definitely love to try some of these recipes.


Shilpa, firstly Happy Women’s Day to you!!
I am truly in awe with Kobba Rossu recipes you post..last one was a winner too! A small request, can you please provide a link in this post to your previous Kobba Rossu dish? Thanks!

Shilpa: Thanks Purnima for pointing out. I have updated it.


This must be so yum, the sutble sweetness to it. I have had these akki roti’s at a coorg friend’s home. Did not know they had sugar cane juice in them. Thanks for sharing. As i have been asking her for this recipe ever since, and now i have a link.



wow…how unique!
I had Sugarcane juice papads from Toronto last month…and they are delightful, sort of sweet and spicy at the same time..I imagine this would be a treat.

The Spice Who Loved Me.



Hi shilpa,

Few of your receipies take me back to my sweet childhood days and the few sweet memories attached with each of the dishes.


Have u posted the receipe of shirvalya – in short to tell – rice noodles eaten with sweet coconut juice ?? YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Shilpa: Yes Sakhee, it is on the blog under Breakfast.



very good recipe. It came out excellent and everybody liked as it was different. Your presentation of recipe is excellent and very easy to prepare. Thank you for such a good site.

One point I would like to add is it is better to do the rotis when the dough is warm as it goes cold the dough becomes dry and breakable, also cover the dough as much as possible so that it doesn’t dry quickly.

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