Friday, August 10, 2012

Rulao Bhakri (Semolina Flat Bread) -Version 2

Rulao Bhakri is a filling, healthy breakfast. In konkani, rulao means semolina and bhakri is a kind of flat bread which is made by patting. I have already posted my mother's version here. I found this recipe in a cook book (by Jaya V Shenoy). It was slightly different and hence thought of posting it. 

This bhakri is an instant one and can be made within 15-20 minutes. Try making this version and I am sure you all will love it. I used ghee while frying which added a great flavor and final result was just yum. Just two bhakris will make you feel like you had a very heavy breakfast!!

  • Semolina/Sooji- 1 cup 
  • Green Chilli- 1-2
  • Curd/Yogurt- 2 Tbsp
  • Ginger, grated- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Sugar- 1 tsp
  • Chopped Onion- Handful (optional)
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen- 3 Tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 3-4 (optional)
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil/ Ghee- 1-2 tsp


Take a bowl and add semolina, curd, chopped green chill, grated ginger, grated coconut, chopped onion, curry leaves (torn) and salt. Give it a good mix and then add water (in small amount) to get a mixture which is soft (not watery). I added a little less than 1/2 a cup of water. Let this mixture sit for five minutes.
Now take a cup of water in a bowl (this will be used in spreading the bhakris). Once the pan gets heated, take a small portion of the batter using your hand and place it in the middle of the pan. 

Dip your hand in water and start spreading the batter as much as possible ( you should be very quick in doing this, otherwise it will be difficult to spread, resulting in very thick bhakris. If you feel it difficult then you can also spread it on a banana leaf or aluminum foil and then transfer it to the pan)

Add oil/ ghee while frying. After 1-2 minutes flip the dosa to fry the other side. This might take 1-2 more minutes. Both the sides should get golden brown spots. Rulao Bhakri is ready.

Serve it hot. Above measurement makes three big bhakris.