Sri Lankan Coconut Roti (Flat Bread)



Ingredients: 

  • 3cups All Purpose Flour sifted
  • 1 cool cup water (add a little at a time as needed to form a dough) 
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut (or dessicated coconut soaked)  see note** 
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Tbs canola oil

For Chili and Onion version:

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chilies
Method:

  1. Sift the flour and prepare the coconut.   Add salt, coconut and oil to flour mix well.  Then add water a little at a time until it forms a dough, but not a sticky dough.  The dough should be like play-dough consistency.
  2. My mother making it by hand
  3. This is the plain version.  My mother used a piece tin foil lightly greased to flatten the dough ball into a round shape.  Do not over press the dough ball... be gentle so the roti will not be tough.
  4. For the chili  and onion version add the chopped ingredients to the dough and mix before making the dough balls.   
  5. My cheat version using a tortilla press
  6. I cheated and used a tortilla press, since I had one, to make the roti easily. To make it easy to remove from the press I covered both the top and bottom with tin foil and lightly applied a little oil on the foil to make it easy to remove the raw roti.  

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