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Pol roti

Pol Roti

Pol roti is a dish that can be made quickly as an evening snack.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Srilankan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 rotis
Author Hema Magesh


  • 1 cup(125g) whole wheat flour(atta)
  • 1/2 cup(40g) fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/8+1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lukewarm water
  • normal water (as needed)
  • oil as needed for drizzling (optional)


  • With the half cup of grated coconut add 1/8 th tsp of salt and 1 tsp of oil  and mix well. Then add 1 tbsp of luke warm water and mix well sqeezing the coconut. If you have frozen coconuts thaw it and add hot water instead.
  • To this add the flour, and the remaining salt. Mix well till it ressembles bread crumbs. 
    Pol roti preparation steps 3&4
  • Then add water as needed to make a smooth dough. I needed around 1/3 rd cup .Rest for half an hour covering with a wet cloth.
  • Divide the dough into even sized balls, and flatten it out to thick circles, using a rolling pin. Dust with flour if its sticky. If you want perfect round shapes cut out round shapes from the rolled out dough using a round lid or round cutter. I preferred to keep it as is.
    Pol roti preparation steps 7&8
  • Heat up a skillet and transfer the rolled out dough onto it. Flip and cook till you see golden specks on both sides. I drizzled the roti with oil, though in Srilanka they don't use oil.
    Pol roti preparation steps 9
  • Serve with Lunumiris, Pol sambol or sonme spicy veg or non-veg gravy.