I have such good memories of Goa from many trips over the years. Sitting on a beach, being pampered, eating local food – you can imagine the wonderful heaven I was in.
This is an easy Rice Flat Bread that is common in Goa. They were not pretty roti as the dough is hard to roll out, but they were very very tasty.
Coconut-y Rice Roti from Goa | Chokha ni Rotli | Tandlachi bhakar (bhakri)
prep time: 10 mins plus 2 hours resting
cooking time: 20 mins
serves: 6 flatbreads
200 g rice flour
0.5 cup grated coconut (use frozen grated coconut from Indian Shops if you cant find it locally, or soak desiccated coconut until soft and squeeze out all moisture)
1 onion, finely chopped
few sprigs green coriander, finely chopped
1 tspn sugar
2 green chillies, deseeded
salt to taste
2 Tblspn ghee
Mix the rice flour with enough water to make a stiff dough. Add the coconut, onion, coriander, sugar, chillies and salt. Now add enough additional water to make a soft and pliable dough. Keep aside for 2 hours.
Grease a tawa, griddle or flat pan with some of the ghee and place on medium heat. Make the dough into balls. Roll out the balls on a floured board, and bake the bread on both sides, putting a little ghee on each side as you turn it.