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Pol Roti - Sri Lankan Coconut Flatbread
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Pol Roti – Sri Lankan Coconut Flatbread

These #glutenfree savory pancakes are usually eaten for breakfast in Sri Lanka.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Flatbread
Cuisine: Sri Lanka
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups. frozen grated coconut defrosted (or freshly grated coconut)
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Maldive fish
  • 3 finely chopped green chiles
  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut, salt, fish and chiles. Add water (approximately 1/4 cup) to make a stiff dough. Knead well.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Make lime sized balls and roll out to circles about 5-6 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a skillet and coat it with a little ghee. Cook the roti 2-3 minutes on each side, until a little browned, adding more ghee when necessary.
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