May 13, 2008

RCI: Bedmi Roti with Aloo Kofta Curry

Stepping out of the train in quest of some exotic Rajasthani food, in the midst of an hectic week was indeed a delicious adventure for me. I have never been to Rajasthan, but heard so much about its culinary traditions that stretch back thousands of years.
The scrumptious offerings of the Rajput cusine is unparalleled in their creative preparation and in the range of flavors ..:). It is said that it takes centuries to perfect the authentic, traditional Rajput delicacies and in the cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer, one can still find the traditional Rajput cooking at its best. Once cooked and tasted, will discover why they have remained favorites all this time.

For this month's RCI: Rajasthani cuisine, I chose to make a simple, yet different kind of roti with a pretty famous North Indian curry. My initial plan was to make Bedmi Puri, but I ended up making Bedmi Roti - just to cut down some calories..:D.

Bedmi Roti:

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
4 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
Salt - to taste
1 tbsp Oil

For Masala Paste:

1/2 cup (split) Yellow Moong Dal (soaked in water for 3-4 hours)
Salt - to taste
3 tbsp chopped Green Onion
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1-2 finely chopped Green Chilli
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1" piece Ginger (peeled, finely chopped)
Fresh Coriander leaves


1. Grind all the ingredients listed under 'Masala Paste' with very little water.

2. In a mixing bow, take the flours, add oil, salt and masala paste. Knead into a fine chapathi dough with sufficient water. Pat with some oil 2 to 3 times and knead again.

3. Cover and set aside for some time. Make small balls out of the dough and make regular chapathis.

Note: Though they look similar to our usual rotis, these taste very different and I am sure Bedmi Puris would taste even better. Next time, for sure I am gonna try the deep-fried puris.

Off the Rotis also go to Srivalli's Roti Mela...:)

Aloo Kofta Curry:

For Koftas:

2 cups of Grated (boiled) Potato, Cabbage, Carrot
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
4 tbsp Chickpea flour (Besan)
Oil - for frying

For Gravy:

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 cup finely chopped Onion
Few fresh Mint leaves
2 Tomatoes
Salt to taste
2 cups water


1. Mix all the ingredients listed for 'Koftas' with very little water. Make small balls out of it and deep fry them. Keep aside.

2. Grind 3/4 of chopped Onion and tomatoes into a fine paste.

3. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, some chopped onions. Saute these until golden brown.

4. Then add turmeric, red chilli powder, mint leaves and (onion+tomato) paste. Cook for about 5 minutes.

5. Season with salt. Add water and koftas. Cover the top and let curry simmer for 15-20 minutes on medium-low heat.

6. Serve hot with Bedmi Roti/Puri (or flavored Rice!)

My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased in the bomb blasts that rocked the pink city of India, Jaipur, Rajasthan yesterday. Humanity is again bruised and such incidents are very very unfortunate. May God Bless the affected families.

Image Credit:Better Health Channel


My dear blogger friends Srivalli gave me the 'Yummy Blog Award'..:). It feels great when someone is appreciating you and shares the same passion as yours. Thanks dearie...:)

Yummy blog award is the award given to the blog with most yummy recipes/photos

One other person, whom I admire a lot in this blog-o-sphere is Latha amma and the very fact that I received an award from her is so thrilling. Thanks amma, indeed am honored by your gesture..:D

God makes 'Friends and Friendships' in heaven. I strongly believe that and every moment I spent with her is indeed memorable and cherished. Thanks Dhivs, for being with me always and for the 'Forever Friends' award too!..:D

Have a great week ahead folks!

[UPDATED 8/12/2010] - I am sending this as an entry to Alka's LYRO:Potato event. 



  1. I just want to say 3 things:

    1. The combo of Aloo Kofta Curry and Bedmi Roti looks so mouth-watering with stunning pictures. Great entries.

    2. The bomb blasts are just inhumane. So disturbing.

    3. Congrats on the well deserved awards.

  2. hey nice blog and recipes.would love to see u on my blog..

  3. Congrats on the well deserved awards K2. The rotis and the kofta curry luks DELISH!

    and I have sent u a mail...chk it out the first thing

  4. heyyyyyyyy whats with this new moderation thing ;) u were getting spammed kya ;-)

  5. such a coincidence! i made bedmi too for friends this weekend, but the deep fried version;). Will blog about it in the coming weeks.Your rotis seem like a nice,lighter alternative:)

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  7. Bedmi Roti looks so yummy...beautiful dishes for rci!..thank you siri..

  8. congrats on the awards girl! and that rajasthani feast looks awesome!:)

  9. :) too goood .. the kofta curry looks so tempting...

  10. Congrats on the award...will try out the rotis soon

  11. Send Bedmi roti for roti mela too, looks fab, kofta curry is delicious!:))
    Enjoy the awards. I am so sorry for the Jaipuris.

  12. congrats on ur awards siri!!!the roti looks delcious..this roti mela has exposed me to so many varieties of rotis that i havent even heard of:)...

  13. Hi Siri...
    That was a YUMMY! post.... Looks so tempting... Ur aloo kofta curry rocks... Nice clicks....

  14. First time seeing bedmi roti, looks gorgeous and aloo curry is delicious.
    Congrats on the awards.

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  16. Looks delicious this Rajast feast Siri. Congrats on your well derserved award Dear :) Time to celebrate!

  17. first time seeing these rotis..looks too yummy..Congrats on ur award..My condolence to the affected families in Rajasthan

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  19. Your photographs, as always, are stunning. Koftas are one of my very favorite treats. Delicious!!

  20. Hey...

    Sush here, awesome blog da. Call me or email me sometime...:)

  21. I've not come across this roti before. It looks so yummy. My God, the pictures are so good. It looks absolutely appetizing.

  22. What gorgeous spread!! Can I come over, please?:-)

  23. Congrats for the awards...aloo kofta curry has got the right color..nice combo.

    Thanks for the link

  24. Congrats for the Looks delicious this Rajast feast Siri. Congrats on your well derserved item.

  25. Thats a new kind of roti. The name looks very cute :) (yeah I know, I am weired :D).

    Congratulations on the awards dear.

  26. hey, bedmi roti looks so good! i make moong dal paratha just like this with leftover moong dal :) kofta looks good too!

  27. @Uma: I am glad u liked the combo Uma. The bomb blasts are so so unfortunate to happen and are inhumane. My heart sank when I came to know 63 ppl diest and hundreds injured.:(

    @ Hetal: Thanks dear. will definitely visit urs..:)

    @ DK: Ah, here comes the Mexican Queen..;) ya da, I had some spam comments coming in, so had to turn on the moderation(even though I detest this moderation thingy)..

    @ Delhibelle: thats one nice 'bedmi' coincidence dear. Lucky u to have the deep fried ones.. will make them soon for sure..;)

  28. @ Srivalli: Thanks Srii..:) am glad u liked the rotis.

    @ Mansi: Thanks Mansi.

    @ Swati: Thanks Swati for dropping by and for ur nice comments.

    @ EC: Do try these rotis EC. I am sure u will like them. Do let me know how they turned out to be.

  29. @ Ashaji: I did send the rotis to Roti Mela Ashaji. Thanks for reminding me. What happened in Jaipur is really sad...

    @ Ranji: Thanks Ranji. I agree, the whole concept of Roti Mela is soo nice.. its One Stop place for all possible kinds of Rotis..Isn't it!

    @ Sukanya: Thanks Sukanya.

    @ Madhu: Thanks Madhu.

  30. @ Cham: Yeh!.. its time to celebrate with friends like u all Cham..:) Thanks for ur sweet comment!

    @ Divya Vikram: Thanks for dropping by my blog Divya. Glad u liked the rotis..:)

    @ Lisa: Thanks for ur compliments Lisa. :))

  31. @ Madhuram: Even I didn't about these before Madhu. All thanks to these innovative food events, which challenge us to come up something different and yummy too!! Thanks for ur sweet comments Madhu..:)

    @ Meera: U are most welcome Meera. I would Love to have friends like come over for a get together.. what say?..:D

    @ Bhags: Thanks Bhags.

    @ Kredite: Thanks.

  32. @ Shilpa: Guess what, even I found the name very cute..:) hehehe!

    @ Richa: Moong Dal Paratha sounds yummy Richa..glad u liked the combo..:)

  33. What a meal, Siri! That plate looks absolutely delicious!!! Congratulations on the awards, too. You definitely have a yummy blog! Enjoy! :)

  34. Congratulations for the award!!! The combo of Aloo Kofta Curry and Bedmi Roti is jus awesome. looks yummmmmmmm!!!

  35. aloo kofta curry is looks mouth-watering. I will try this.
    Congrats on the well deserved awards.

  36. OMG...bedmi roti and kofta looks so good! Pictures are awesome. Congratulations on the award too.

  37. I didn't know these were bedmi rotis - heard about them. Thanks for the recipe! Koftas look yummy too:)


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