Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

A Sri Lankan recipe for a flat bread. This recipe goes great with onion sambol and other types of curry.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 14 cups rice flour or 2 14 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 12 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • water, as needed
  • vegetable oil, as needed


  1. Sift flour into a bowl and mix in salt and coconut.
  2. Add as much water as needed to have a stiff dough that doesn't stick to your hands. knead well.
  3. Separate into even balls and flatted to make circles, 1/2" thick and 3 to 4" wide.
  4. Sear both sides on a hot frying pan or cast iron skillet abt 3 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked in middle.
Most Helpful

Made this yesterday as a demonstration food at a cooking party. It went over well, and was simple to make. A few people didn't care for the consistency but we used more coconut in ours. We served it with chicken curry and various salsas. Fun to give it a try and there are a lot of variations that can be done. Thanks for posting this basic recipe, we'll use it again!

Garlic Chick August 21, 2012