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Dibba Roti Recipe | Andhra Minapa Roti

Dibba roti or minapa roti is a traditional Andra breakfast or snack made with rice rava and urad dal batter. It is cross between crispy uthapam and soft idli which is super delicious. Vegan and gluten free.
Prep Time4 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dibba roti, minapa roti
Servings: 4 dibba rotis
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup urad dal black lentils
  • 2 cups rice rava
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 water
  • 3 tablespoons oil or more


Soaking Rice Rava & Urad Dal For Batter

  • Pick and rinse 1 cup urad dal very well. Use fresh and new urad dal for this recipe just like for idli.
    rinsed whole urad dal in a bowl
  • Add enough water to cover the lentils and set aside for 4 hours.
    soaking urad dal in water
  • Take 2 cup rice rava in a large bowl.
    rice rava in a bowl
  • Add 1/2 cup water and mix well with fingers. Set aside for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, squeeze any excess water and set aside along with urad dal. No need to squeeze water vigorously.
    rice rava mixed with water

Making Minapa Roti Batter

  • Now drain and excess water from the soaked urad dal and store it in a bowl. We will use this water to make batter for dibba roti.
    urad dal soaked for 4 hours
  • Take the soaked urad dal in a mixer jar.
    urad dal after soaking for 4 hours
  • sprinkle the reserved water little by little and grind to a fluff smooth paste. The paste should be very thick and smooth, fluffy.
    urad dal ground to a smooth fluffy thick paste
  • Now take the soaked rice rava. It will be very fluffy by now.
    fluffy rice rava
  • Add the urad dal paste to it.
    mixing urad dal paste with rice rava
  • Mix very well, do not add any water. We need the batter to be thick.
    dibba roti batter
  • Add salt to taste and 2 teaspoon cumin seeds. You can also add 2 finely chopped green chillies.
    cumin seeds and salt added to minapa roti batter
  • Mix very well. This is the consistency of batter we are looking for.
    checking the consistency of dibba roti batter

Making Minapa rotti recipe

  • Heat a heavy cast iron pan or kadai with 3 tablespoons oil. Once the oil is hot pour about 3/4 cup batter in the kadai. You can add even more batter but oil should float atop, so add more oil if you want to add more batter.
    making dibba roti in a cast iron pan
  • Cover and cook in low flame for 10-12 minutes. After 10 minutes the edges will become crispy and golden.
    cooking minapa roti in a pan
  • Now slowly flip the minapa rotti and let the other side cook. See how the crust is crispy and golden. Cook for another 8-10 minutes until the side gets cooked well.
    flipping dibba roti and cooking other side
  • Slowly remove the cooked dibba rotti to a plate.
    Cut into wedges and serve hot.
    dibba roti or moinapa rotti ready to serve


The  nutrition values are estimates


Serving: 4g | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4mg