In South India the traditional rotis are made of rice flour and grated coconut. The light and roasted homemade rice flour is used to make many delicacies and roti is one of them.

Roti makes a great combination with dal and non vegetarian recipes like mutton, chicken and even fish curries. They are mostly made in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Basically the dough for roti is made by adding grated coconut and rice flour in hot boiling water. So the quantity measurement is also done using the amount of water.

For 1 person, that is a quantity of 3 rotis, 1 cup of water is enough. So for 2 persons, 2 cups.


2 cup water

1/2 cup grated or dessicated coconut

1 cup unfiltered rice flour

1 tsp Salt


1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add a tsp of salt and the grated coconut.

2. When the water is boiling, slowly add the rice flour and continuously keep stirring on low flame.

3. Keep stirring the flour till clumps form. There should be no dry flour left and no  excess water.

4. Transfer the dough to a large plate and while it is warm, knead it to form a dough. Keep a bowl of water nearby to dip um your hands in and knead so that it doesn’t stick to your hands.

5. Use a roti presser or a wooden roti stand and a cotton cloth to spread the dough with hand. Take a small ball of dough and using the palm of your hands press evenly into a round shape.

6. Keep a tawa on high flame and cook the roti on it. When they get light brown spots on both sides, transfer to a serving plate.

7. Enjoy your rotis with Dal or meat curries.

READ – Dal Curry for Roti