Pathiri(rice roti-kerala style)

4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Rice flour - 2 cups

Water - 2 cups

Salt to taste

Preparation of coconut milk:

Grated coconut - 1/4 of a coconut

Shallots - 2

Curry leaves - 3-4

Oil - 1 teaspoon

Water - a cup

Salt to taste


  • Step 1 - Pathiri(rice roti-Kerala style)
    Boil water with salt.Add rice flour to this and lower the heat.Stir the flour with a spoon till it is well mixed.Remove from fire and keep it covered for 5 minutes.Remove it to a wide plate for kneading.
  • Step 2 - Pathiri(rice roti-Kerala style)
    Knead it well to a big dough ball before the mixture is cooled completely.If you are feeling that water is not completely mixed with flour, you could wet your hands and do it.Make equal sized balls of it.(size of a lemon).Each ball makes each pathiri.
  • Step 3 - Pathiri(rice roti-Kerala style)
    Take each ball and dip it in dry rice flour.Sprinkle some rice flour on a dry rough surface.Now place each ball on the surface and roll it out into a thin round using a rolling pin.If you didnt get round shape, dont worry trim the edges using any round shaped lid.
  • Step 4 - Pathiri(rice roti-Kerala style)
    Heat tawa or griddle.Spinkle some water and see whether the water is evaporating quickly.If so its ready to put pathiri.Cook the Pathiri by turning both sides till it puffs.Remove from fire.
  • Step 5 - Pathiri(rice roti-Kerala style)
    Preparation of coconut milk:
    In a mixi ,blend coconut, salt and water together.Drain it through a drainer to get coconut milk.Heat oil in a small pan.Add sliced shallots and curry leaves and saute for sometime.Pour this to the coconut milk.
  • To make the pathiri softer,either dip pathiri in the coconut milk prepared earlier or keep it separately and serve.


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