MAINS

 Roast Paan

Ingredients 

500g - All purpose flour

7g-Yeast

5tps - Sugar

1tps - Salt

2tps - Coconut Oil 

7 inch. Bread /Loaf tin

50g - Butter

Take a small bowl and put yeast and sugar in it.

Add 1cup of lukewarm water and mix yeast,sugar and water together with a spoon ,  cover it up and leave aside in 10-15 minutes until yeast activate.

To mix flour,you need a much big bawl.Put all purpose flower in it and add salt.

After 10-15 minutes,you can see activated yeast in the small bowl. Then add yeast in to the big bawl and mix with all purpose flower and salt. You can use your hands to mix them or mixing machine can be used.

All ingredients should be kneaded well and make sure you don't have any lumps.

While mixing going on, add 2 tps of coconut oil. It adds a nice smell and flavour  to the bread......Continue

 


Pol Roti (Sri Lankan Coconut Roti)

 


Coconut roti, or pol roti, is another popular vegan flatbread type in Sri Lanka made with fresh coconut. They are amazing served with a spicy sambol or with lentils (Dhal) curry.

 

Ingredients

 

2 cups white flour

1-cup fresh grated coconut or frozen or unsweetened desiccated coconut

1chopped onions

1 spring of chopped curry leaves

2 to 3 fresh green chillies, seeded and finely chopped (if you want hot)

1-teaspoon sea salt

3/4-cup warm water

 

  • If you are using frozen coconut, keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight
  • Sift flour into a large bowl and combine the flour, coconut, green chillies, and salt.

 

  • Gradually add water to the bowl until you have a soft dough that is not too sticky but moist enough to shape into a ball.

 

  • Using your hands, work the oil into the mixture until well distributed.

 

  • Knead the dough in the bowl for about 3 minutes until the dough is smooth and pliable.

 

  • Cover the bowl with a wet kitchen towel and keep it for 1 hour.

 

  • Separate the dough into tennis ball size balls on a lightly floured surface.

 

  • Place a ball of roti on the plate and by using your palm or a roller pin, shape them till they become ½ cm thick flat disks.

 

  •  Heat up a pan over medium heat. Non-stick pan is good for this.

 

  • Place a roti on the hot pan and cook for 1-2 minutes or until you see that it has golden brown spots on the bottom. Flip it and cook on the other side for another 1 minute.

 

  • Repeat for all.

 

  • Now you have nice warm coconut roti. Serve with lentils curry.

 

Secret tips:

If you don’t like to eat green chilli, you can make roti without them.

 

To get more nice taste and smell you can use coconut water to mix ingredients instead of warm water.

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