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Orotti | Rice Coconut Roti from Kerala

Orotti is a popular Rice Roti made with grated coconut from Kerala. This roti is rolled out with hand and is thicker in size. It is often served with spicy side dishes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Kerala
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Gluten Free
Dish Type Indian Flatbread
Author Srivalli


  • 2 cups Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Water hot
  • 1/2 cup Coconut grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil for cooking


How to make Orotti

  • Take the water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and add the grated coconut and salt.
  • Gradually add the rice flour while constantly mixing with a wooden spoon. When the rice flour thickens and forms a mass, switch off. Let the mixture be covered for 5 minutes. I made only half the recipe and hence, add the hot water to the bowl with rice flour.
  • After about 5 minutes, the mixture would be warm enough to handle with bare hands. You need to knead the dough when the mixture is warm.
  • Continue kneading the dough till it is smooth. If required wet your palms with water while kneading to make it easier.
  • Once the dough is smooth, pinch out equal balls and roll between your palms, then pat it down to 6 inch disc.
  • These rotis can't be rolled out as regular rotis. You can use a plastic sheet to help you remove the rolled out discs.
  • You can use a plastic sheet or wet cloth. Either way, flatten the balls and gently pat it down further using your fingers.
  • Heat a pan and place the rolled out roti. Drizzle some cooking oil, cover with a lid and cook for about 2 minutes on one side.
  • Flip the orotti to cook the other side for another minute or so. There will be tiny brown spots that appear on the cooked side.
  • Remove from the pan and enjoy with any side dish.
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