Coconut-y Rice Flatbread | Tandlachi Bhakar | Roti from Goa

A typical Goan Roti

Goan Rice Flatbreads Roti

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.

Browse some Goan recipes here and here, and also Dosa recipes here and here. Explore our Spring dishes here and here.

Goan Rice Flatbreads Roti

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

ingredients
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

method
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.

Alternatives
Several recipes also suggest adding the flour to hot water. I can’t wait to try that version also. For example: a lovely story here and here and also here.

 

 

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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