Pol is a Sinhalese word for coconut .This roti is

purely from the Srilankan cuisine.I have posted

recipes of Pol roti and Pol sambol before .

Today,I thought to envelope the pol sambol into

the roti and it was delicious.

This recipe was copy pasted with a few changes

from my previous post of the same .It was too

easy to post this recipe 😉


For the pol sambol

1 cup coconut scraped

1 onion or 7-8 small onions

1/2 green chilli ( optional)

2-3 curry leaves

1/2 tsp pepper powder

1 tsp chilli powder ( can add more if you like it hot)

Two teaspoons maldive fish powder ( optional )

juice of 1 lime

Salt to taste.


Except the grated coconut, pound or blend the

ingredients to a coarse mix.

Add the coconut and mix well.

For the roti


3 cups plain flour

1 coconut scraped (coconut can be cut and

ground coarsely with 1 cup water and  used )

salt to taste


Bind all these to a slight sticky dough .

Divide portions out of the dough.

Grease a plate with coconut oil,flatten with the

palm of your hand.

Keep a tbsp of the coconut sambol.

Fold in like in the photo.

Cook on a griddle till cooked on both sides.



This is a soft roti made with rice flour and


This is like the Srilankan’ Pol roti ‘which I have

posted earlier . ( with all purpose flour and

coconut). The only difference is the addition of

hot water. Both rotis contain their uniqueness

in taste ,but this has a softer texture .

To this I innovated a ‘ fried onion katta sambol’

which was a wonderful match for the roti.

I will be sharing both recipes

So let’s go to the roti recipe first


200 gm rice flour ( slightly roasted for 5


1/2 of a coconut grated

Salt to taste

1 tblsp oil

Boiling hot water


Mix in the oil and salt to the flour . Pour hot

water till the dryness of the flour is not seen .

Allow to cool add coconut and knead to a fine

dough ( 5 minutes).

Roll it on a floured / oiled board ( cut into

uniform circles if you like).

Heat a griddle ( normal one is best for this ) .

If your using a non stick no need to apply oil .

Smear oil lightly on the tawa .

Once hot cook rotis one by one on both sides.

Serve with onion sambol

Now to the recipe for fried onion sambol


3-4 sliced onions

7-8 red chillies

Few curry leaves

4-5 peppercorns

Juice if 1 lime

1/2 -1 tsp sugar

1 tsp oil

Salt to taste


Heat oil , add sliced onions , curry leaves with

salt and sauté till onion turns light brown .

Powder the chillies in a mixer coarsely, and

add the rest of the ingredients.

Pulse the mixer for 1-2 seconds to get a coarse

mixture . Serve with rotis!

Variations: 1.You could add onions and green chillies to the rice flour.

2.Adding moringa leaves with onion and green

chillies is another variation.

So do try these recipes and post in your valued

comments and suggestions!