Oil roti ( Enne rotti)

This delicious dish is from Mrs. Sheela Hebbal (My friend Vinyas’s mother). I have heard a lot about her from Vinyas. She is a great cook and has a lot of interesting talents like knitting, embroidery etc. I used to trouble everybody in my office to get recipes. I had heard a lot about Mrs Sheela from Vinyas. So I asked him to get the recipe for his favourite enne rotti. I got a bonus, she gave me a lot of delicious recipes. Infact I wanted to go to her home and learn embroidery, knitting from her, but unfortunately I could not do it. Still I haven’t left the hope, one or the other day I will definitely meet her. Because whenever we used to talk about her, I used to remember my aayi. There are a lot of similarities between the two.

Rice flour 2 cups
Red chillies 4-5
Jeera(cumin seeds) ½ tea spn
Asafoetida a pinch
Coconut(grated) 3/4th cup
Oil for deep frying

Grind coconut, red chillies, asafetida, jeera into a thick paste. Add this paste to rice flour and make dough of chapathi dough consistency. Take a small ball and make it like a poori with hand. Deep fry in oil. Serve hot.

Serves : 3
Preparation time : 20min

11 thoughts on “Oil roti ( Enne rotti)”

  1. Hi Shilpa,
    The dishes look very delicious. Will try it. I have one suggestion. Can you also mention the time it takes to prepare the dishes. This will attract people’s attention.


  2. Keeping vinyas’s house at a stone’s throw from my work place, its definitely criminal to miss out on such goodies!
    Thanks shilpa!
    Vinyas you know my appetite too well.
    Be prepared to feed an army!

  3. Hi shilpa,it is so interesting to read about my aunt on net.and especially her dish.she is one of the most beautiful mothers i have ever seen.its a pleasure to be complimenting her on this forum.she is truely an ace in cooking n art work.u got to meet her.

  4. Shilpa …..You must be knowing about buns, which is famous right from Sirsi to Mangalore. Why dont you post the recipe. Do let me know in case of any help.

  5. Aruna, Buns recipe is there in this site. Just search for Buns in the search box and you will find it. But I guess there is a slight difference from the South Kanara recipe. Check and let me know. Thanks

  6. Shilpa ….I saw the same. I have mentioned the way my mom makes it. In hotels right from sirsi to mangalore there is pepper powder and soda added. Suger offcource is there. You can try it.

  7. Sowmya Venkatesh

    Hi Shilpa,
    Tried out the recipe….. somehow they didnt fluff up like displayed in your pic…. are suppose to be flat???

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