Kakka Rotti


Kakka Rotti

Traditional Malabar recipe - Kakka rotti
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds, half of the garlic, shallots, cinnamon and ginger to make a fine paste. Keep it aside.
  • Knead rice flour with water and salt as required to make smooth dough.
  • Make very small balls out of it and press it lightly to form a circle shape.
  • Place these balls in a banana leaf and steam cook it for 10-20 minutes.
  • In the meantime marinate the chicken in the roasted masala.
  • Heat oil in a cooker and sautT ginger and the remaining garlic in it.
  • Add onion and sautT well.
  • Stir in the tomato, green chilly and salt.
  • Add the chicken masala and garam masala. Mix well.
  • Then mix in the marinated chicken and pour water as required. Close the pressure cooker and cook the chicken curry.
  • Convert the curry to a larger vessel and allow it to boil again.
  • Add the grinded coconut mixture, curry leaves and once again bring the curry to boil.
  • Stir in the steam cooked rice balls with the curry.
  • Serve it hot.


itÆs a Malabar dish served as an evening snack or
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