Rave Rotti/ Sooji rotti


A popular breakfast dish in Karnataka. Rava rotti or sajjige rotti is an instant breakfast recipe. Rotti’s are usually hand flattened round breads. Akki (rice) rotti, jolada ( sorghum millet) rotti and ragi (finger millet) rotti are among famous rotti recipes of Karnataka.  Sajjige rotti or rava rotti is an easy and popular breakfast recipe in Mangalore – Udupi region

Soft yet crisp, rava rotti is quite filling kind of dish. I have prepared this rotti with bottle gourd/ Surekai/ Dudhi. One can make this rotti with chopped onion/ grated carrot/ chopped tomatoes/ Spinach. Hope you like it this way !

Preparation Time

Cooking Time


15 Mins

20 Mins

8 rotis



o   1 Cup coarse semolina/ sooji/sajjige rava

o   1 Tbsp jowar flour

o   2 Tsp Cumin seeds

o   Salt to taste

o   1 Cup grated Bottle gourd

o   Few chopped curry leaves

o   ¼ cup chopped Coriander leaves

o   2-3 chopped green chillies

o   ¼ Cup yogurt/ curd.

o   Oil to make rotis


o   Peel the bottlegourd and grate it and set aside

o   Take rava in a mixing bowl, add the jowar flour, cumin seeds, salt to taste and give a mix.

o   Now mix the grated bottlegourd, green chillies, coriander leaves and curry leaves to the rava mixture. Lastly add yogurt/curd. Mix well. The dough should be such that it should be right enough to pat and make roti. It should not be hard or too watery. Make equal portions of the dough

o   Take aluminum foil and grease it with little oil. Now take a portion of dough and pat it nice and uniform. Use little water or oil to pat if in case the dough sticks to your hand. Drizzle oil on the roti.

o   Heat the skillet and flip the roti on it still maintaining the foil upwards.

o   Let it cook for 1-2 minutes, now slowly try taking out the foil. Oil the roti after the foil is removed. Cook for 2-3 minutes by covering a lid.

o   Flip the roti and cook till done.

Relish with ghee and chutney powder


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