Pol Roti (Coconut Roti/Indian Flatbread)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is from yesterday's City Times newspaper. Looks sooo delish! I am drooling already. Will be making this very soon:)


  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, coconut and salt.
  2. Add some water.
  3. Grease your palm with a little butter.
  4. Then, mix the batter well to form a dough.
  5. (The idea behind greasing your palms is to avoid the batter from sticking to your palms).
  6. Add chillies and onions.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Divide the dough into 6-8 equal sized balls.
  9. Then, using a rolling pin, on a floured board, roll out each ball into a round roti.
  10. Heat a flat pan (tawa).
  11. Put the roti on it in the middle of the pan.
  12. When one side is cooked, turn it and cook the other side until light brown specs appear on either side.
  13. Remove from pan.
  14. Serve hot with Pol Sambhar (recipe posted separately).
Most Helpful

Great recipe. This is not an Indian recipe this is a Sri Lankan recipe. "Pol" means coconut in sinhalese. Would be nice if the author or the owners of the website make the correction.

Anonymous September 25, 2015

This is Sri Lankan I think.

UmmBinat January 08, 2011

Yes this is a Sri Lankan recipe. Pol means coconut in sinhalese

tamaramenik August 06, 2009