take a large bowl , add all ingredients one by one except hot water , and mix well with a spatula.
add just enough hot water to make smooth but loose dough , use a spatula to mix , while adding hot water .
do not make a dough immediately after adding hot water, just mix well and when warm enough to handle , use fingers to mix well , the millet rava will absorb the moisture, so allow to rest for at least 15 minutes after mixing well .
after 15 -30 minutes you will see the rava has absorbed the moisture, now make a soft dough . almost like a thick masala vada mixture .
take a greased plantain leaf, or some plastic sheet or baking sheet , take a small ball of dough and pat into round shape using some oil drops if necessary or even drops of water to help with patting , make a small hole in centre .
pat as thin as possible for even cooking .
keep a dosa tava heated, reduce flame and cook the prepared rotti on plantain leaf by turning upside down , on the hot tava. allow to reamin so for few seconds, then slowly peel off the leaf .
now cover and cook both sides, if preferred , you can add some oil along the edges , for oil free dish , just skip it .
cook both sides and serve with butter ( for kids ) and chutney .
Millet rava rotti made akki rotti style makes an excellent school lunch box dish and the rottis remain soft and tasty for hours . If you pat it thick, the rotti tends to crumble when cooled . It is better to cook with lid covered to give a moist rotti cooked to perfection .
for longer shelf life you can add some oil and cook both sides till lightly crisp and dry . It makes a good travel food too .
these rottis can be prepared in advance and refrigerated in freezer for heat and serve later .
Rottis can be prepared in advance and stored in refrigerator for 3 days ( longer in freezer )
these delicious healthy millet rava rottis make a good filling snack with tea too .
as a one time effort you can make as many rottis as you need for the week and store n ziploc , for travel , cook it even longer till crisp .Most enjoyable healthy food for long day trips too .all you need is some pickle, curd or chutney .
These delicious rottis can be prepared with only finely chopped greens too , like spinach, fenugreek leaves, spring onions, dill leaves , mint leaves, coriander leaves .There are endless possibilities to make the rottis as healthy as possible .