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Dibba Rotte / Plumpy Roti (Andhra style)

VegCookBook by Praveena
South Indian Andhra style, Ancient, Traditional, Protein Rich, Breakfast recipe using fermented batter. Has step wise pics and tips.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 2 count


  • Frying pan (for stove-top method)


  • cups Idli Batter (fermented & ready to use)
  • as per taste Salt
  • 6 tablespoons Cooking Oil



  • Firstly , we need to have the idli batter ready for this recipe.
    In case you need the recipe for Idli batter here is my recipe link⇒  Idli (Instant Pot, Stove Top)
    And my Idli batter looks like the below pic (when I follow the recipe in the above link).
    Take the required idli batter into a bowl, get the required consistency (as shown in pic below) by adding few tablespoons of water (ONLY if needed) and mix thoroughly.


  • Take a small frying pan or dosa griddle or pancake griddle. Put it on stove top under high flame.
    Add one tablespoon of oil onto the pan, spread it throughout.
  • Pour 1¼ cup of batter onto the pan. Spread the batter, such that it forms a thick dosa / pan cake.
    Gently, pour 1 tablespoon of oil surrounding throughout the outer side of the batter.
  • Immediately, reduce the flame to low-medium, close the pan with lid for it to steam cook.
  • Let it cook with the lid closed, for about 5-6 mins approximately.
    Then open the lid. Flip the dibba rotte to the other side.
  • Flip the dibba rotte to the other side.  
    Pour 1 tablespoon of oil around the rotte/roti and ½ teaspoon of oil onto the rotte/roti.
    Close with lid.
  • Let it cook for more 2 mins under low flame, later remove the lid, let it cook for more 2 mins, for it to become crisp on sides.
  • Then take the rotte/roti from the pan onto a serving plate.
    Repeat the same for the next rotte too.
    Switch the flame off. Done!!


Please see the MAIN POST for step wise PICS & TIPS!
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