Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori

Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Biscuit Rotti is a crisp, puffy, deep fried flour-semolina puri (deep fried flattened dough ball), filled with a savory, spicy coconut mixture often served during evenings with tea or coffee. This is mostly found on street corners in and around Mangalore in Karnataka!
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Served As: Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian, South Indian, Street Food
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 10

Ingredients
 

  • Outer Covering for the
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour or maida maida or plus some for dusting
  • 3 tbsp Semolina or suji, or rava fine suji or rava or
  • 1 tbsp Desi Ghee clarified butter
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Filling for the
  • 1/2 cup Semolina or suji, or rava suji or or rava
  • cup Grated Coconut â¾
  • 1 bunch Coriander big
  • 5 to 6 Green Chillies
  • 2 sprigs Curry
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Powder or hing hing or
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Oil preferably coconut oil for deep frying
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Instructions
 

  • To make the puri dough: Mix maida and suji in a bowl. Heat the oil and ghee and add the hot mixture along with salt to the flour mixture.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Mix with gentle finger to form a coarse breadcrumb like mixture.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add enough water to form a pliable dough which is not too soft or not too hard. Cover and keep aside to rest for at least 30 minutes.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • To make the filling: In a blender jar or mixie jar, add the coconut, roughly chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves without the stems, green chillies (cut into 2 or 3 pieces), and ginger and blend to a coarse paste.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • In a small saucepan, add the suji or semolina, the coconut mixture and salt along with the hing and mix.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Heat on medium to to low heat till the mixture is almost dry (about 10 minutes) stirring often so as not to burn the mixture. This ensures the puris or kachoris remain crisp after frying. A wet filling will make the kachoris soft. Let cool.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Making the rottis or kachoris: Heat the oil in a frying pan. Make small 1-inch balls of the dough and roll gently with a rolling pin to about 3 inches diameter using plain flour for dusting. Put about 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of filling in the center.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Bring the sides over the filling and seal. Follow the same step for the number of puris you need.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Gently press the filled dough balls(with seam side down) and roll them in flour . Roll again with a rolling pin to make a puri about 4 to 5 inches in diameter, taking care to make sure the filling does not spill out.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once the oil becomes hot, gently dip the rolled kachoris in the hot oil, reduce the heat to medium low and keep pressing the top of the puri with a ladle till the puri puffs up.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Flip and fry the other side. Keep flipping and frying till the puri becomes crisp and golden brown. This may take a few minutes.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Continue with the rest of the puris. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with your evening tea or coffee.
    Biscuit Rotti/Mangalore Kachori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

  • I normally make extra filling and flour dough and after making the required biscuit rottis, store the rest in the refrigerator.  Whenever needed, I just take it out about half an hour before making and enjoy biscuit rottis anytime. The filling can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • The amount of green chillies can be adjusted to your liking.
  • Make sure to fry on medium to medium low to make crisp puris.
  • For an additional flavor, serve biscuit rottis with sweet and tangy tamarind chutney.

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Vanitha Bhat
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