Thursday, December 26, 2013

Coconut Roti

Hi  Friends, its almost a month since I last posted in my blog. After our return from our trip to Dwarka and Mumbai, I was kept busy with visitors at home and some social commitments. But all said and done, we had a wonderful time and now slowly getting back to my normal routine.

Here, the mercury is dipping day-by-day and to combat this cold weather, I thought this coconut roti would be a nice welcome. All the ingredients required, are readily available in most homes. Moreover, a little extra ghee would help us to keep our body warm! And besides, these rotis need no rolling pin, no water for kneading and no oil for frying and they taste good too. Curious? Try it out and see for yourself.


Wheat flour
2 cups
4-5 tsps
1 small
Green chilies
Curry leaves
1-2 sprigs
Freshly grated coconut
1/2 cup
To taste


  1. Chop onion, green chilies and curry leaves finely and place it in a bowl.
  2. In the same bowl add wheat flour, ghee, salt and coconut gratings and knead it well without adding any water to form a soft pliable dough. A food processor will do the job in a jiffy.
  3. Divide the dough into medium sized balls.
  4. Smear a little ghee on the chopping board (or any plate will also do) with your fingers. Place a ball of the dough on it and spread it with your fingers to a desired size and then remove it gently and place it on the “tawa” or a frying pan (which is preheated) and fry on both sides on a medium flame without using oil or ghee till light brown spots appear.
  5. Prepare the remaining rotis in similar manner.
  6. Serve hot.


Ingredients kneaded into a dough

Dough divided to form balls

Dough divided into 9 balls

Dough flattened with fingers to form a roti

Roti being fried without oil/ghee

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time : 20-25 mins
Makes : 9 rotis

  • These rotis taste good when served with a little ghee smeared on it when hot or can also be served with any chutney of your choice.
  • I served it with mint chutney.