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Pol Roti | Sri Lankan Coconut Flatbread
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5 from 7 votes

Pol Roti | Sri Lankan Coconut Flatbread

Pol Roti | Sri Lankan Coconut Flatbread is a delicious coconut flavored flatbread from the islands of Sri Lanka. This is a great option for breakfast or brunch and is so simple to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Flatbread
Cuisine: Sri Lanka
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 12 Rotis
Calories: 115kcal


  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup All purpose flour / maida
  • ¾ cup Coconut grated
  • 5 Green chilies
  • 1 Onion Medium finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil to cook the flatbread
  • Water -as needed to make a dough


  • In a small mixer, grind the grated coconut and the green chilies until the chilies are well ground. If using frozen coconut, thaw the coconut before using.
  • I used my food processor to make the dough. you could also knead the dough using your hands.
  • Place both the flours, ground coconut / green chilies mixture, salt to taste and butter in the food processor bowl.
  • Run the food processor to combine all the ingredients. Now add the chopped onion and combine. Slowly add just enough water to make a stiff dough. Be careful when adding water as the coconut and onion has enough moisture.
  • Rest the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a tawa / griddle in medium low heat.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Dust the dough with flour and then roll it into slightly thick circles.
  • Cook the roti in the hot pan. Use some coconut oil to brush the rotis and cook until the rotis are golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove and keep it warm until ready to serve.
  • I served the roti with some simple Dali Thoy / Vegan spiced lentil.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg