Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kurukkan Pol Roti - Srilankan Coconut Roti

The most popular type of roti of Srilanka is Pol roti, this stove topped flat bread made either with wheat flour/maida or else Kurakkan flour which means finger millet flour or else a mixture of both flours and freshly scraped coconut. However onions, chopped green chillies can be added to this mixture before cooking. Obviously Pol roti can be prepared either as savoury ones or sweet ones. These are usually thicker and harder than other rotis exists. This healthy rotis can be usually eaten with any type of curries or else Srilankan side dishes like coconut sambol and lunu miris (a mixture of onion and maldives fish). Pol rotis are eaten for breakfast or else for dinner needless to say that these rotis are considered as main meal rather than a supplement.

Kurukkan Pol Roti, Srilankan Pol Roti
This fingermillet pol roti sounds almost like South Indian fingermillet adai but with loads of scraped coconut. The addition of coconut makes this roti very interesting and obviously very delicious while having. Actually this dish doesnt even need any side dish, but however am planning to make the famous Srilankan coconut sambol just to taste along with this rotis. This pol roti goes for this week's blogging marathon as i picked Internation flatbreads as theme. If you dont have finger millet flour, you can still use maida or wheat flour, since i want to make mine healthier i went with ragi flour.Excellent dish to have with or without any side dish.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#50.

Pol Rotti, Srilankan Kurukkan Pol Roti

2cups Fingermillet flour/Ragi flour
1/2cup Scraped coconut
1no Onion (big & chopped)
Few curry leaves (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
2tbsp Oil
Oil for cooking

Take the flour with coconut, chopped onions, chopped curry leaves and chopped green chillies.

Add the oil and mix for few seconds.

Add enough water gradually and turn everything as a soft dough, keep aside for few minutes.

Divide into 3-4 balls.

Heat a griddle, meanwhile grease a thick plastic sheet and flatten the ball as slightly thick disc.

Drop it to the hot griddle, drizzle oil and cook until they get well cooked.

Flip and cook the other side.

Serve warm.


Sathya- MyKitchenodyssey said... Reply To This Comment

Def pol roti resembles ragi roti.Healthy ones.

Anu Kollon said... Reply To This Comment

Love the combination of ragi with coconut..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The Sri Lankan roti is very tempting and i want to make it soon. It has that wow factor .

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

this is my go to roti recipe, we make it often

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Ragi and coconut is a nice healthy combo. Sounds super tasty too.

Razina Javed said... Reply To This Comment

fantastic and such a different roti

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Really healthy rotis...

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Totally awesome priya, must taste like our ragi adai right? We totally enjoyed the wheat flour pol roti!!

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

looks yum very flavourful roti said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this roti do look and sound delicious.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and nutritious rotis.

Suja Ram said... Reply To This Comment

This Pol Roti resembles our Ragi Adai. Healthy and tasty ones. Will try.

Annu Swamy said... Reply To This Comment

This is so nutritious! Ragi is one of the most healthy millets in the world!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

This is a different take on the same roti Priya..very nicely done!

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, what a healthy and nutritious ragi roti. Looks so yumm!!

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

At first I thought it was ragi rotti! This one sounds tastier with the addition of coconut..

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Such healthy rotis!!

sneha datar said... Reply To This Comment

A Healthy roti.

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a healthy combo!!looks nice.