Sajjige Rotti

Sajjige Rotti – a popular Mangalorean breakfast dish made using semolina (rava) and veggies.

Originating from southern Karnataka, Sajjige Rotti is a popular breakfast dish made with few basic ingredients. Sajjige is the Kannada and Tulu word for semolina (rava). The main ingredient of Sajjige rotti is semolina. The other ingredients include curds, chopped onions, chillies, coriander, grated coconut etc. You can add any veggies such as bottle gourd, cucumber, carrot, etc to this. I have used grated carrots to make the rottis. You may also add a small quantity of wheat flour or rice flour while making this rotti although I have not used any of these.

Similar to  Sajjige Rotti, Akki rotti and Ragi rotti are popular and delicious breakfast dishes from Karnataka. These breakfast dishes are not only delicious but also nutritious and filling.

About Sajjige Rotti

Sajjige Rotti is a healthy, quick breakfast recipe from the Mangalore region of Karnataka. It is a type of savoury pancake made using semolina, curds, veggies and spices. Its simplicity in preparation alongwith its taste, texture, flavour and the nutrition it offers, makes it a favoured breakfast dish.

To make Sajjige rotti , a dough is made by combining rava, curds, chopped veggies and spices. The dough is then divided into equal sized balls. The dough ball is then placed on a greased banana leaf or butter paper and dabbed with fingers to make rotti . The rottis are then cooked on a tawa until they turn golden and crispy, Sajjige rotti is served with chutney, pickle or homemade butter. The crispy texture of Sajjige rotti combined with the flavours of veggies makes it a delicious dish.

List of ingredients

For Sajjige Rotti

Semolina : Semolina (Rava) is the main ingredient to make Sajjige Rotti
Veggies : I have used Onions and  carrots. You may use any veggies of your choice such as bottle gourd, beetroot, cucumber etc.
Herbs & Spices : Chopped coriander, curry leaves, green chillies, cumin seeds
Other ingredients : Curds, fresh coconut, salt and oil

For Orange Coconut Chutney

Coconut, dry red chillies, garlic, tamarind and salt.


Sajjige Rotti

Step-wise recipe with pictures.

In a mixing bowl, add rava.

Next, add curds.

Add chopped onions and freshly grated coconut.

Add grated carrot, chopped green chillies and cumin seeds.

Add chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and salt.

Mix well using your hand and prepare a soft dough.

Keep aside till you make orange coconut chutney.

To make orange coconut chutney, into a mixer jar add freshly grated coconut, dry red chillies, garlic, tamarind and salt. Add some water and blend to a fine paste.

Transfer the chutney to a bowl.

Heat oil in a small pan for tempering. Add mustard seeds, udad dal and curry leaves.

When they start spluttering, pour the tempering into the chutney. Keep the chutney aside.

Now, divide the rava dough into medium sized balls.

Grease a banana leaf or a butter paper with few drops of oil.

Place the dough ball on the banana leaf.

Using your fingers, dab the dough ball and shape into a rotti.

Heat a griddle/tawa. Grease with few drops of oil. Place the rotti on the tawa.

Drizzle oil around the rotti. Cook the rotti on low flame on both sides. Serve hot with chutney.

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Sajjige Rotti | Rava Rotti | Rulava Bhakri

a popular Mangalorean breakfast dish made using semolina(rava) and veggies.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, Mangalorean
Keyword Rava Bhakri, Rava Rotti, Rulava Bhakri, Rulavachi bhakri, Sajjige Rotti
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9 rottis


For Sajjige Rotti

  • 2 cups fine semolina (rava/sooji)
  • 1 cup curds
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh coconut, grated
  • 1 medium sized carrot, grated
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • few curry leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking the rottis 

For Orange Coconut Chutney

  • 2 cups Coconut
  • 3 to 4 dry red chillies
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • a marble sized ball of tamarind
  • salt


  • In a mixing bowl, add semolina, curds, chopped onion, freshcoconut, chopped carrot, chopped green chillies, cumin seeds, chopped curry leaves,chopped coriander leaves and salt.
  • Mix well using your hands and make a soft dough.
  • Keep the dough aside until you make orange coconut chutney.
  • To mak ecoconut chutney, into a mixer jar, add fresh coconut, dry red chillies, garlic,coconut , salt and some water. Blend to a fine paste.
  • For the tempering, heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, udad dal and curry leaves.
  • When they start spluttering, pour tempering into the coconut chutney.  Keep the chutney aside.
  • To make Sajjigerotti, divide the rava dough into medium sized balls.
  • To make the rotti, grease a banana leaf or butter paper with oil.
  • Place the dough ball on banana leaf.  
  • Shape the dough ball into a rotti using your fingers.
  • Heat a griddle/tawa.
  • Add few drops of oil and grease the tawa.
  • Invert sajjige rotti on the pan.
  • Drizzle oil around the rotti. 
  • Cook on both sides until they turn crisp.
  • Remove sajjige rotti off the pan and repeat the same with the remaining dough.
  • Serve sajjige rotti with orange coconut chutney.

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