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Pol Roti , Srilankan Coconut Rotti

by | Apr 16, 2018 | 6 comments

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Pol Roti – Srilankan Coconut Rotti is a flat bread made with atta flour mixed with coconut and aromatics. Delicious in every bite. Recipe with step by step pictures.

I love Sri Lankan food and I am obsessed with Peter Kuruvita. His Sri Lankan cooking videos are so charming. His shows reflect rustic home style cooking with absolutely no fancy equipment or pots and pans. I have just seen him with a good knife. That is all. His cooking is so approachable that you so want to try the recipes at home. Such a natural!!!!! Zero drama while cooking (Sadly, most of the cooking shows these days anyways are reality shows). Once he sat on a top of the boulder and used the surface and a stone as mortar and pestle. I think it was in Sigiriya. I am just awestruck at the ways he adapts naturally!
His recipe for Pol Roti is something I have wanted to try for a long time. I loved the fact that it is made with whole wheat flour. I adapted the recipe a little and used a rolling pin instead of spreading the rotis by hand. My boys devoured them and is now a regular at home.

Take the fresh shredded coconut and green chillies in a small mixer and pulse it 3-4 times so that the coconut is very finely shredded and the chillies are ground. One can also finely chop the green chillies and add too!.
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Take a big bowl and add in the atta flour (Indian style whole wheat flour), ghee, finely chopped onion, finely chopped curry leaves, salt and ground coconut – green chillies mixture. Make sure to really finely chop the ingredients. Otherwise the dough will break while rolling. Add few tablespoon of water at a time and mix the flour mixture well until a firm dough is formed.
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Take a golf ball size of dough, dust the dough ball generously in flour. Start rolling the dough gently.
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Spread the dough to a 4-5 inch circle. Repeat with the remaining dough. Set aside on a big plate.
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Heat a griddle and sprinkle oil on the griddle. Place the rolled dough on the griddle. Sprinkle oil to the top of the roti and cook for a minute.
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Flip over and cook for a minute more. Cook till its golden and brown spots appear all over the roti on both the sides. Cut it into four pieces and serve hot!
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The roti goes well with non-veg curry or a spicy sambol.
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Pol Roti , Srilankan Coconut Rotti

Pol Roti – Srilankan Coconut Rotti is a flat bread made with atta flour mixed with coconut and aromatics. Delicious in every bite. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 rotis 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups Atta – Whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 34 green chillies
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • coconut oil for greasing the griddle

Instructions

  1. Take the fresh shredded coconut and green chillies in a small mixer and pulse it 3-4 times so that the coconut is very finely shredded and the chillies are ground.
  2. Take a big bowl and add in the atta flour, ghee, finely chopped onion, finely chopped curry leaves, salt and ground coconut – green chillies mixture. Make sure to really finely chop the ingredients. Otherwise the dough will break while rolling. Add few tablespoon of water at a time and mix the flour mixture well until a firm dough is formed.
  3. Take a golf ball size of dough, dust the dough ball generously in flour. Start rolling the dough gently.
  4. Spread the dough to a 4-5 inch circle. Repeat with the remaining dough. Set aside on a big plate.
  5. Heat a griddle and sprinkle oil on the griddle. Place the rolled dough on the griddle. Sprinkle oil to the top of the roti and cook for a minute.
  6. Flip over and cook for a minute more. Cook till its golden and brown spots appear all over the roti on both the sides. Cut it into four pieces and serve hot!
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Breads
  • Cuisine: Sri Lanka

6 Comments

  1. kaya

    Pol Roti is traditional Srilankan, substitute to Chapatti . It’s made of Plain flour (not Chapatti/wheat flour) Try the recipe in Plain Flour






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  2. Chaitali Advani

    Nice recipe… I can try definitely!






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  3. Heenna

    I will try this.






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  4. virginia theresa

    very healthy food good for children in summer






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  5. Manimegalai Arumugam

    Nice and tasty chapatis.
    . It is very healthy also.






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  6. Sailaja

    Interesting, will try it






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