Srilankan Pol Roti | Coconut Roti From Sri Lanka

>>  Friday, September 25, 2015

For the fifth day of Breakfast across Countries, I am doing another flabread from our neighboring country, Srilanka.Though I haven't read much on the country's cuisine, from what I have seen on the blogs, I assume it to be closly related to our South Indian cuisines.

While I am open to try new cuisines, taking chance on making just these without a backup plan, makes it hard to proceed. Also after continuous cooking with All purpose flour, Amma was against me making another dish with it. I had to drop my other plans and decided to make this, seeing Priya using wheat flour. 

This is yet another recipe from Priya Srinivasan. I had checked other versions online. All of them used All purpose flour, with coconut milk. Since I had to avoid the flour, I too resorted to wheat flour, while using milk. I am sure the flour with the coconut milk and grated coconut, would have made a delicious treat. Someday it will be done and I am hoping I will update the pictures then.

Until then enjoy these Pol rotis made with Wheat flour.

The Srilankan Pol Roti is served with a relish made of crushed chili with maldive fish. The rotis are made with all purpose flour, kneaded using coconut milk. Atleast to know how it tastes, I recommend making it with flour and coconut milk, atleast once!

Srilankan Pol Roti

Ingredients Needed:
Makes - 8 medium size rotis

Wheat flour - 2 cups
Freshly grated coconut - 1 & 1/2 cup
Green chili, chopped fine - 3 medium
Onion, finely chopped - 1 medium
Coconut milk or Normal milk or water - as required (I used about 1 cup approx)
Oil while kneading the dough - 2 tsp
Oil for cooking the roti.
Salt to taste
All purpose flour for dusting

How to make the rotis

Take flour, coconut, green chili, onions and salt together in a wide bowl. Mix well and then slowly add the milk to knead to a soft dough.

Once the dough comes together, add oil and then continue kneading for 10 mins. Let it rest for 30 mins.

Heat a tawa and grease with oil. Divide the dough into equal balls and dust with flour and roll out into discs of 6" diameter. 

Cook the rolled dough on hot tawa both sides until spots come on the sides. Drizzle some oil on it and remove when done.

Serve with a spicy relish

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Usha September 25, 2015 at 12:10 AM  

I would love to taste these made with coconut milk. Nice recipe.

Priya Srinivasan September 25, 2015 at 1:36 AM  

I too loved them valli, it is my favorite, though i made them once after with coconut milk, forgot to update or click pics. Coconut milk definitely adds a great flavor to the bread. Amazing choice.Again, thanks for the mention!! :)

vaishali sabnani September 25, 2015 at 7:01 PM  

These breads sound so flavorful, using coconut milk to bind will definitely enhance the taste. The recipe is simple and can be bookmarked in the head itself . Will make it shortly.

Priya Suresh September 26, 2015 at 5:59 PM  

I love this pol roti, have tried already twice and completely fallen in love with this coconut loaded rotis..

Harini-Jaya R September 27, 2015 at 4:17 AM  

Wow! Coconut milk in this recipe will be definitely tasty.

Srividhya September 29, 2015 at 2:07 AM  

wow Roti with coconut milk is very interesting. Would love to try it

Sandhiya September 29, 2015 at 4:11 PM  

Just started liking srilankan cuisine.Sounds flavorful ,will try definitely.

Pavani N September 30, 2015 at 11:42 PM  

Very interesting way of making rotis. Using coconut milk to knead the dough sounds delicious.

Archana Potdar October 1, 2015 at 6:51 PM  

Mmm this I should make soon. For lunch of course at my place.

sneha datar October 2, 2015 at 3:54 PM  

Delicious Coconut roti.

Sapana Behl October 2, 2015 at 7:33 PM  

Pol roti looks very healthy and filling.Nice one.

Suma Gandlur October 8, 2015 at 6:20 AM  

That addition of coconut milk to the dough must make these rotis yummy.

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