Rice Roti is made all across India and the method is virtually the same everywhere. It is called Tandalachi Bhakri in Marathi, Pathiri in Malayalam, and Ukkarisida Akki Rotti in Kannada.

Gluten Free Rice Flour Roti (Flatbread) | Tandalachi Bhakri
Gluten Free Rice Flour Roti (Flatbread) | Tandalachi Bhakri | Pathiri

Rice Roti is soft, gluten-free and neutral tasting, and makes for a wonderful accompaniment for rich, gravy-based dishes; be they with vegetables, meat, or sea-food. Truth be told, I find making this rice flour-based flatbread much easier to make than the traditional wheat flour roti. 😉

This recipe also perfectly fits into my series on low potassium recipes suitable for a person with kidney problems. As I mentioned before, a person with chronic kidney disease is put on a low-potassium renal diet and this restricts the options that are available to a person. This filling Rice Flour Bhakri fits perfectly into such a diet.

In Karnataka, this rice roti is called Ukkarisida Akki Rotti and is different from the normal Akki Rotti that tends to be thicker and heavier.

Some other low potassium recipes suited for a renal failure diet includes:

Rice Flour Roti | Low Potassium Renal Diet Recipe
Rice Flour Roti | Low Potassium Renal Diet Recipe

How to Make Rice Roti | Tandalachi Bhakri | Pathiri

  1. Making the Dough
    1. To 1/2 cup water, add 1/4 tsp oil and 1 pinch salt. If you suffer from hypertension or are on a sodium restriction, omit salt . If you are on a low-oil/no-oil regime, omit oil.  
    2. Heat the water till it starts to simmer.
    3. Turn off the heat.
    4. Add 1/2 cup rice flour and mix well.
    5. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
    6. Transfer the dough to a plate and knead well.
    7. Shape into a ball.
  2. Making the Roti
    1. Spread 1 tbsp of rice flour into a plate.
    2. Roll the dough into a log about 5″ long.
    3. Divide into 4 equal portions.
    4. Roll each portion into a ball.
    5. Press one dough ball into a disc.
    6. Dust it well with rice flour on both sides.
    7. Roll into a 7″ roti. It will be slightly thicker than a regular wheat roti or chapati.

  3. Cooking the Roti
    1. Over medium flame, heat a tava.
    2. Place a rice roti on it and let it cook for 30 seconds. 
    3. Press the surface of the rice roti with a flat spatula or using a cotton napkin. The rice roti will start to swell.
    4. When the side touching the tava is cooked and just starts to turn brown, flip the rice roti and cook the other side. 
    5. {Optional} Using a pair of tongs, remove the rice roti from the tava and cook directly on the flame for a few seconds on each side. I did not do this.
  4. Serve the rice roti immediately with accompaniments.
Rice Flour Roti | Gluten Free, Low Potassium Recipe
Rice Flour Roti | Gluten Free, Low Potassium Recipe

Recipe for Gluten-Free Rice Flour Roti | Tandalachi Bhakri | Akki Rotti | Pathiri

Rice Roti | Tandalachi Bhakri | Pathiri: Low Potassium Recipe For Renal Diet

Aruna
The Rice Roti is made in many parts of India, and is a favoured accompaniment especially for meat-based and seafood dishes. It is also very low on potassium and is suitable for the Renal Diet followed by people suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) This gluten-free flatbread is called Tandalachi Bhakri in Maharashtra and Pathiri in Kerala.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Gluten Free, Indian, South Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 Rice Rotis
Calories 84 kcal
Equipment
  • Vessel of 300 ml Capacity
  • Plate
  • Spoon
  • Flat Pan
Ingredients
  
To Make the Dough
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Flour ~75 gms
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Oil
  • 1 Pinch Salt
For Rolling
  • 1 tbsp Rice Flour
Instructions
 
Making the Rice Roti Dough
  • To 1/2 cup water, add 1/2 tsp oil and 1/4 tsp salt. If you suffer from hypertension or are on a sodium restriction, omit salt . If you are on a low-oil/no-oil regime, omit oil.
  • Heat the water till it starts to simmer.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add 1/2 cup rice flour and mix well.
  • Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough to a plate and knead well.
Making the Rice Roti
  • Spread 1 tbsp of rice flour into a plate.
  • Roll the dough into a log about 5″ long.
  • Divide into 4 equal portions.
  • Roll each portion into a ball.
  • Press one dough ball into a disc.
  • Dust it well with rice flour on both sides.
  • Roll into a 7" roti. It will be slightly thicker than a regular wheat roti or chapati.
Cooking the Rice Roti
  • Over medium flame, heat a tava.
  • Place a rice roti on it and let it cook for 30 seconds.
  • Press the surface of the rice roti with a flat spatula or using a cotton napkin. The rice roti will start to swell.
  • When the side touching the tava is cooked, flip the rice roti and cook the other side.
  • {Optional} Using a pair of tongs, remove the rice roti from the tava and cook directly on the flame for a few seconds on each side. I did not do this.
  • Serve the rice roti immediately with accompaniments.
Nutrition Facts
Rice Roti | Tandalachi Bhakri | Pathiri: Low Potassium Recipe For Renal Diet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Akki Rotti, Low Potassium Recipe, Pathiri, Renal Diet, Renal Failure Diet, Rice Roti, Tandalachi Bhakri
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