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Pol Roti / Sri Lankan Coconut Roti

Akum Raj Jamir
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Pol Roti / Sri Lankan Coconut Roti RECIPE

Pol Roti is a very popular Sri Lankan coconut flatbread made of all purpose flour, grated coconut and salt. What is the uniqueness about this roti is the addition of grated coconut to the dough. This is a traditional breakfast of Sri Lanka served with Pol Sambol which is made of grated coconut, onion, red chilly powder and lime juice. It can be served with curries too. Pol Roti can be made even more spiced and flavorful by adding finely chopped onions and green chillies along with flour and grated coconut.

Recipe Tags

  • Sri Lankan
  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Pan fry
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. ½ cup Grated Fresh coconut
  3. 1 tsp salt or as per your taste
  4. ½ cup water
  5. 2 tbsps coconut oil


  1. In a mixing bowl add the seived flour, grated coconut, salt and mix them well together.
  2. Add water little at a time and Knead it to make a smooth dough.
  3. Cover the dough in a kitchen towel and set aside for few mins. You can opt this step if you are in a rush.
  4. Divide the dough into medium size and roll them into balls.
  5. Take the balls and slightly flatten them. Dust the balls with flour and roll them into medium thickness roti with a help of rolling pin.
  6. Heat a tawa preferably iron cast. Grease the tawa with few drops of oil and cook the roti for about 2 mins on low heat or until you see golden brown spots. 
  7. Drizzle one or two drops of oil, flip over and cook for 1-2 mins and remove them.
  8. Serve the roti with pol sambol or curry of your choice. 

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Maithili Iyer
Maithili Iyer   Jan-17-2018

Nice presentation.

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