Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Pol Roti | Srilankan Coconut Roti | Coconut Roti Recipe

Pol Roti/ Srilankan Coconut Roti, a delicious roti from the little island of Srilanka, made from flour and freshly grated coconut. When I searched for Srilankan recipes, this pol roti was my first choice to give it a try! 

By knowing the ingredients itself, I knew that it would be my kind of roti. Generally I love any dish with coconut, so there is no surprise that I liked this roti too.
Adding coconut gives a unique texture to the roti, they are crispy on the outside because of coconut and soft inside. And also I came to know that these rotis are usually served with Srilankan chicken curry (which i will share tomorrow), hence i too tried the same way.

Pol roti with chicken curry and onion sambol  is one of the most delicious combinations i have tried so far, trust me on this, you have to try this combination.

 For vegetarians, instead of chicken, you can try the pumpkin curry in the same way and have it as a side dish or I guess even it would be delicious with any Indian curry too. Those who like coconut flavor and looking for different roti recipes, definitely give it a try. 

Pol Roti/Srilankan Coconut Roti

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsMakes : 10 small rotis 
Recipe Category: Roti | Recipe Cuisine: Srilankan
Pol Roti, Srilankan Coconut Roti,Coconut Roti, Ceylon Coconut Roti Pol Roti/ Srilankan Coconut Roti, a delicious roti from the little island Srilanka, made from flour and freshly grated coconut.
All Purpose flour - 1 cup
Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed 
Coconut oil - as needed

Take the flour in a bowl, add coconut and salt into it.
Mix it with your hands until all the moisture from the coconut incorporated into the flour, then add the water little by little and make a soft pilable  dough.
Divide the dough into equal size balls, roll the dough into thick disc with rolling pin and use any lid/cutter & cut into neat round shape.
Heat the tava and drizzle some coconut oil and place the rolled dough . Cook it both sides on medium flame until the brown spots appears on them.Remove them on the plate. Repeat the same for the remaining dough.
That's it, your delicious Pol Roti is ready. Serve it with Srilankan chicken curry & onion sambol.

Related: How to make Srilankan Curry Powder 

  • Depends on the moisture in the coconut, it may need more or less water, so first mix dough and coconut well before adding water into the flour.
  • Freshly grated coconut gives so much flavor to this roti, so i highly recommend to use freshly grated coconut.
  • No need to rest the dough for this roti, once the dough is prepared, immediately you can roll them and make rotis.


  1. Roti looks so nice, perfectly shaped/cut ! With chicken curry and onion sambol, I bet it was a satiating meal.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Give a try and let me know how you like it.

  3. I can't even make rice flour roti properly and you have added coconut in them, wow superb. Lovely setup.

    1. Thanks Sapana, No, it's not that hard to make it :-)

  4. We loved it when I had made it and its so delicious!..lovely presentation!

    1. Thanks Valli, we too really enjoyed the meal.

  5. Tried this pol roti once and we simply enjoyed this rotis with sambal. Lovely setup there.

    1. Thanks Priya. I'm yet to try this with different type of sambols.

  6. Those rtis look so appetizing. Addition of coconut makes it soft, I imagine.

    1. Thanks Harini. Yes, they are very soft inside.

  7. tempting plate. Looks simple yet delicious

  8. Bookmarking! This is something that will be appreciated in my place.

  9. This looks like something I would enjoy. The rotis look really good.

  10. Have heard about this from my Srilankan helper..Yours recipe is very nice and seems to be easy, will try

  11. i made this for one of our Mega BM, loved it, the flavor of coconut is amazing and gives a yumm texture to the roti. YOu have paired it well with a non-veg curry!