Archive for April, 2009

Akki Rotti

I have been coming home just on weekends, and during the 2 days I stay at home, I try to prepare as much food as possible. This weekend, I prepared Akki Rotti which is my Husband’s favorite. I had mentioned that the camera we had earlier broke, but for the first time ever, when I was speaking at a conference in California, I won an Olympus Stylus 1050 SW. It is just an amazing camera. So, I am now able to take pictures as well. So, here comes the first food post after many months.

Akki Rotti


  1. 2 cups Rice Flour
  2. 2 large onions finely chopped
  3. 6-8 green chillies finely chopped
  4. 1/4 cup fresh or frozen coconut
  5. 8-10 sprigs cilantro leaves finely chooped
  6. 1 tsp jeera
  7. salt to taste


Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl with water. The dough should be pillable, not too watery.

In a cold pan or tava, add 2 tsp oil. Now take a tennis size ball of the dough and place in the center of the tava.

With your palms, slowly start tapping the dough until it forms a thin circle around the tava.

You can add oil or water to your finger tips while doing this.

Once the rotti is thin and evenly spread, turn the gas on and place this Tava.

Let it cook in medium heat until all sides are done.

Reverse and cook for a minute or two.

Serve with Chutney or pickle.It tastes so good.

P.S: If you don’t eat onion, you can replace the same with grated Carrot or Cucumber also.

After you finish making one rotti, the tava or pan has to washed in cold water so that you make another one. If the pan is hot, the dough sticks and you can’t make a thin rotti.

Sri Sushameendra Teertha Swamiji of Mantralaya

If you have visited Mantralaya in Andhra Pradesh, than you would have definitely seen the senior swamiji also called the peethadipathi of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt Sri Sushameendra Teertha Swamiji. When I visited Mantralaya during many of my visits to India, we used to go to the room where the Swamiji used to give Phala Mantrakshate to everyone and seek his blessings.

Just today morning, I received an email from my Sisten-in-law Radha who sent me the links to a picasa web album which had the title Sri Sushameendra Teertha’s Vrindavana Pravesha.

I had no clue what had happened, and when I went to the web and serached for his name found out that the Swamiji was no more. I should mention that my Grandmother(Mysore Ajji) knew Swamiji personally.

I felt a deep pain in my heart especially after seeing the pictures.

Attached below is a link to the Picasa Web Album which shows the picture of Swamiji.


P.S: These pictures were posted by Raghunandana of SRSMUTT. I am just providing the links here. Thanks to Mr. Raghunandana and SRSMUTT.

Sri Hanuman Jayanti April 9th 2009

As mentioned earlier Sri Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated on April 9th 2009. It is the day Sri Hanumanji was born in Chaitra masa on full moon day i.e. Poornima.

You can read the Hanuman Chalisa published here in Kannada:

Here the lyrics for the song Hanuma Namma Thayi Thande

Anjikinyatakayya sajjanarige bhayavu inyatakayya lyrics

Attached below ae the lyrics for yet another famous song by Shri Purandara Dasaru called anjikinyatakayya sajjanarige bhayavu inyatakayya. You can listen to the song at Kannada Audio online by Sri Vidyabhusan. The lyrics are in Kannada and English.

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