Cholke Bhakri, as we call it in Konkani, is by and large a favourite family breakfast, and a very simple yet delicious affair. The added flavor is courtesy the banana leaves used to prepare the rice rottis.
Wash, dry and cut banana leaves into equal, square shaped pieces.
Here's what you need:
*Rice flour (fine)
*Grated coconut - fresh, tender scrapings only
Mix the above into a thick soft paste with water; add salt as per your taste. It should not be watery, else it will not sit firmly on the banana leaves. At the same time, it should not be too 'pasty' either, as you won't be able to evenly spread it. That's the reason for adding butter and only finely grated coconut.
The banana leaf containing the batter is placed as is on a hot tawa. The distinct aroma is unmissable. When it is roasted enough, flip it carefully onto the other side (again roast over the banana leaf itself). Once it's roasted well, it looks firm.
Serve immediately, over the roast banana leaf. It's best eaten hot, with ghee and masala chutney powder, spread evenly across (see the first picture).
If you happen to try this, do drop by to tell me your experience.