Ubbu Roti/Ukkarisida Roti

September 26, 2018mayurisjikoni



What is Mega Blogging Marathon?

Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3:

1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis

2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa

3. A-Z International Flatbreads.

I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to look for flatbreads beginning with all the letters of the alphabet as for this group cannot use batter based flatbreads. However, am up for this challenge.

Searching for a flatbread with the letter U was like finding a needle in a haystack.  I had decided on using urad dal as a stuffing to make parathas. However was looking for something different as I’ve already made urad dal stuffed Bhature, Himachal Pradesh style.

When I came across the ragi roti from Karnataka I googled rotis from Karnataka and got a choice of quite a few gluten free rotis or parathas like jolada, ragi and rice rotis. On researching further got the name ubbu, ukkarisida, coorgi or chawal ki roti or bhakri. So here’s U for Ubbu Roti.

A gluten free roti known by different names depending on which region you are, its a popular Malnad and Coorg region flatbread served with curries, dals etc. There are two ways of making these rice rotis. One is to cook the rice flour, knead the dough and then roll them out. The other is to use cooked rice and rice flour, make the dough and roll. I used the first method as I didn’t have any cooked rice.

I was truly amazed as to how soft they came out. Hubby was a bit late for lunch and the rotis became cold. I had made rice just in case he didn’t like the cold rotis. He enjoyed them and asked me to make them more often as an alternate to the wheat ones. Easy to digest, healthy and gluten free.

ubbu roti 3

ubbu roti 2

ubbu roti 1

ubbu roti 4


Makes 6

1 cup rice flour

1 cup water

1 tsp oil

½ tsp salt

extra flour for dusting

ghee to smear on the roti

  1. Put the water in a pan and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add salt and oil.
  3. Add flour and mix till you get a crumbly mixture.
  4. Take the pan off the heat.
  5. Cover the pan and let the dough cool down for 5 minutes or so.
  6. Take the dough out onto the worktop and knead it using little water till it becomes into a soft pliable dough.
  7. Using we hands divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
  8. Roll each part into a ball.
  9. Heat a tawa or frying pan over medium heat.
  10. Press one ball into between your palm gently.
  11. Dip the dough in the flour to coat both sides.
  12. Gently roll it out into a circle of 5-6 inches in diameter. Remember to use flour if it sticks to the board.
  13. Put the rolled roti on the hot tawa.
  14. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  15. Flip it over and let it cook for 2 -3 minutes.
  16. Using a tong hold the roti on the side and put it on the naked flame. It will puff up.
  17. Flip and let it roast on the flame for just a few seconds.
  18. Put the ubbu roti on a plate, smear with ghee and serve.
  19. Repeat steps  10- 18 with the remaining dough.
  20. Serve hot ubbu rotis with a curry of your choice for dinner or lunch.


  • Make sure the dough is smooth.
  • To make it easier to handle the dough, wet your hands or fingers with water.
  • If you have a roti or tortilla press then its easier to make these rotis.
  • Handle the dough only when its a bit cool otherwise you can burn your hands.


A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email mayuri.ajay.patel62@gmail.com
  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962


You may want to check out what flatbreads I’ve made so far for this event:

A for Akki Roti

B for Bhakri

C for Chousela

D for Dalpuri

E for Ekadashi Thalipeeth

F for Fungawela Mag na Paratha/Sprouted Bean Parathas

G for Gulachi Poli

H for Hyderabadi Halwe ki puri

I for Indori Masala Roti

J for Juar Jo Dhodho

K for Kulcha

L for Luchi

M for Makki Roti

N for Nagori Puri

O for Onion and Carrot Ragi Roti

P for Padvari Rotli

Q for Qubani Roti

R for Rotlo

S for Surati Paratha

T for Tikkar Paratha


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  • Sowmya:)

    September 26, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Would love to soak these hot rotis in any curry or dal. They look so soft and inviting Mayuri! Yum yum

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

      Thank you so much Sowmya.

  • Priya Suresh

    September 26, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Ubbu roti looks very prefect and its a not a easy task to make these much prefection rotis, you have nailed them prefectly Mayuri.. Ubbu rotis with some spicy masala will definitely some hungry tummies easily na.

  • harini

    October 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Fantastic pick. Would love to have these right now. They look amazingly soft.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks Harini, they were really soft and stayed that way for a long time.

  • gayathriraani

    October 3, 2018 at 9:20 am

    This method of cooking the rice roti gives them a soft texture for a really long time. My friend used to bring it for lunch and we were all great fans of her rotis. You have made them perfect Mayuri.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 3, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you so much Gayathri and yes the softness stayed for a long time.

  • Srivalli Jetti

    October 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Yea I used these two versions for different editions and I was really happy the way it turned out. You have got it done well..good choice.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 8, 2018 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you so much Srivalli.

  • vaishalisabnani

    October 8, 2018 at 4:33 am

    This is the perfect way to make rice rotis and the rotis come out so well . I can see how well these rotis have puffed up . I was taught these by a Maharashtrian lady and ever since I have fallen for these !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 8, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Vaishali, I was amazed too how well they turned out and hubby loved them too.

  • Simply Tadka

    October 8, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Great pick.. looks so perfect and soft breads.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 8, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks Priya.

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    October 14, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Yeah this rotis are always best for the tummy. Love the way your roti has puffed up. Awesome

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 14, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks Renu, we too loved these soft rotis.

  • Padmajha PJ

    October 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Such soft looking roti and I would really love to have this with some nice piping hot spicy gravy.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks Padmajha.It is soft and I was surprised how easy it was to make it.

  • code2cook

    October 22, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    ubbu roti came out perfect and actually can see the softness in them. Love this gluten-free rice roti. Seriously with some changes in making style and a different name I came to know about rice rotis.. Loved it totally. Though I have not used rice flour in making rotis so far.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 23, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Try the rotis Bhawana, not only are they healthy and gluten free but also pretty easy to make.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    October 23, 2018 at 5:08 am

    This is a great recipe for making very soft ubbu rotis. Looks so delicious. I just want some dal on the side to enjoy these delicious and simple roti.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 23, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Sandhya, I loved this roti and am planning to make it a weekly fare.

  • Annapurnaz

    November 30, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Earlier I was apprehensive about cooking flour to make dough but after making yogurt roti, I know how easy it is to handle the cooked dough. I’m sure same way this rice flour roti must be very soft and delicious

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 3, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      I too was a bit apprehensive using cooked dough for rotis..but it works out so well and makes them soft too.

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