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'Akki Rotti'- A south Indian flat bread associated with childhood memories

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Curating walks for +Bengaluru Byfoot has given me an opportunity not only to travel to the various lesser known destinations in the region of the erstwhile Mysore province, but also to taste its various cuisines. And many of these food dishes bring back pleasant childhood memories. One such food is the 'Akki roti' or 'Chawal ki roti' as it is known in Dakkani dialect.


There are many types of 'rotis' or Indian flat bread that are prepared in India depending on the grains used to grind the flour. In the Old Mysore region, apart from the popular wheat roti made from wheat atta (flour) there are also the 'ragi' or finger millet (Eleusine coracana) roti, 'jowar' or sorghum or white millet roti and the 'akki'  or rice roti. Jowar roti in Kannada language is known as 'Jwalada Rotti' and is more popular in northern parts of Karnataka state.


During my childhood as well as teenage days (1980s to mid-90s) I remember mydadi ma(paternal grand…