Sri Lankan Coconut Roti



  • 300g plain flour (available at Serandib)
  • 100g freshly grated coconut
  • 3-4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • Butter for frying


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, coconut, chillies, onion, butter, and salt until everything is well combined.
  2. Add enough water to create a slightly stiff dough about 180ml should be enough, then on a floured surface knead lightly and divide into six equally sized balls.
  3. Roll or pat these out into a fairly thin round or oval shapes.
  4. Warm a frying pan over medium-high heat and add a knob of butter.
  5. When the fat is fairly hot, fry the roti in batches for three to four minutes a side, until golden.
  6. Serve at once