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Kashmiri Rice Flour Roti - Kashmiri Tschur Tschut

Shilpa
The detailed recipe of this easy rice flour tortilla is listed below:
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
  • 1 and 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

    (or 3/4 tsp if you like it more spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or 3/4 tsp if you like more salt)
  • 1/2 serrano pepper finely chopped (green chili pepper) (optional)
  • 2.5 tbsp oil of choice for each Tschur Tschut

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Mix the rice flour, water, cumin seeds, red chili powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. You can add the finely chopped Serrano pepper too. I avoid it when I make it for  the kids.

Cook

  • Preheat a flat-bottomed non-stick pan on medium-heat until it is hot.
  • Then add half the oil and let it heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add the batter in a circular motion with a ladle. You can spread it from the center of the pan towards the outside in a circular motion or vice versa. It is supposed to be spread like dosa batter, however make sure there are some air gaps/holes in the batter while spreading it out. That enables the Tschur Tschut to be crisp. 
  • Wait until the lower side is cooked. This step is key otherwise it will break while your turn it. You will see the sides getting crisp and lifting up. Add oil on the sides and on the top of the Tschur Tschut and let it cook until it is brown on the other side, crisp, and easy to turn.
  • Turn it and let cook on the other side until crisp. Use a spatula for flipping the Tschur Tschut.
  • Transfer on a plate when done. Repeat all the steps until you run out of batter. Towards the end when you have a little batter left for about 2 Tschur Tschuts, the batter may appear thick. You can add 1 to 2 tablespoons water in order to thin it out.

Serve

  • Serve it when hot and crisp.

Notes

  • Both the pan and the oil need to be hot. This is key to ensure proper cooking and preventing it from breaking.
  • You can add half chopped serrano pepper in the batter if you like it spicy. My kids don’t eat serrano peppers so I avoid it. This is totally optional.
  • Ground cayenne pepper and red chili powder can be used interchangeably as both of them make the dish spicy. So if you don’t have red chili powder you can use cayenne pepper instead.
  • On a scale of 1 to 5, I would place this at 2.5 in terms of spice levels. So its moderate with 1/2 tsp red chili powder and no serrano peppers.
  • If you like it spicy add about 3/4 tsp red chili powder.
  • The traditional recipe doesn't call for serrano peppers and it is totally optional as per your spice tolerance.
Keyword Chirr Chot, Indian Breakfast, Kashmiri Food, Kashmiri Recipe, North Indian Breakfast, Rice Flour Roti, Rice Flour Tortilla, Tschur Tschut