A very Sri Lankan recipe for coconut roti. Very quick and easy and a meal in itself with a pat of butter and some onion sambol. Mainly eaten for breakfast but also for dinner. Don't overcook the roti or they will get hard and crispy. Serve hot.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 rotis
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sift flour into a large bowl and mix in salt. Stir in coconut, chile peppers, and onion. Mix in water gradually until dough is soft and slightly sticky. Knead dough until it is smooth and leaves the side of the bowl, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Grease your palms and the top of the dough lightly with oil. Divide dough into 8 balls and place on a lightly greased work surface. Flatten each ball with your palm into a roti about 1/4-inch thick.

  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium heat. Cook rotis, flipping often, until golden brown spots begin to appear on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Although it is essential that all surfaces the roti is placed on and your hands are greased to prevent sticking, don't overdo the oil. Just make sure everything is lightly greased at all times, using just a few drops at a time. The specified amount of oil should be fine but don't hesitate to use a little more or less if required.

For the onion sambol, slice 1 onion and mix with a generous pinch of chile powder, 1 chopped green chile pepper, some salt and a little lime juice.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 26.6g 9% DV; fat 4.2g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 294.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2019
These turned out great! I used desiccated coconut, and a mix of coconut flour and finger millet flour which made a very crumbly dough but the end result was very much like the authentic pol roti. Thanks for the recipe :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2016
Great easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2019
These turned out great! I used desiccated coconut, and a mix of coconut flour and finger millet flour which made a very crumbly dough but the end result was very much like the authentic pol roti. Thanks for the recipe :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2019
It was simply delicious....the only thing I added 1 teaspoon of baking powder Read More
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