Pol Roti / Sri Lankan Coconut Roti

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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. Apart from breakfast pol roti can be served for dinner with curries. It can also be eaten as a snacks with jams etc. Pol Roti can be made even more spiced and flavorful by adding finely chopped onions and green chilies along with flour and grated coconut. It is a simple and easy recipe. In short it is the easiest bread to make - no yeast, no proofing, no resting. So do try making this at home and enjoy the treat. I am sure it won't disappoint you.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Dinner, Snacks
Servings 3


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per your taste
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 tablespoon Coconut oil


  • In a mixing bowl add the seived flour, grated coconut, salt and mix them well together.
  • Add water little at a time and Knead it to make a smooth dough.
  • Cover the dough in a kitchen towel and set aside for few mins. You can opt this step if you are in a rush.
  • Divide the dough into medium size and roll them into balls.
  • 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.
  • 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 untill you see golden brown spots.
  • Drizzle one or two drops of oil, flip over and cook for 1-2 mins and remove them.
  • Serve the roti with pol sambol or curry of your choice.
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Water can be substituted by coconut milk for making the dough.
Add chopped onions and green chillies to the dough for more flavorful and mildly spiced roti.
You can use any vegetable oil instead of coconut oil to cook the roti. 

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