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Rice flour roti on banana leaf

This is a very popular breakfast item and literally oil free.


For the roti (5 nos)

  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Water or coconut water – 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Banana leaf - cut into pieces of about (1 feet x 1feet) which can fit into a pan.

For the Dry chutney

  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Mustard - 1 teaspoon
  • Tamarind to taste
  • Red Chillies - 4


For the rotis

  • Mix together the rice flour,water,grated coconut and salt so that the batter is slightly on the thicker side of the dosa batter.
  • Now take a handful of batter and spread it on the banana leaf.
  • Cover this with another banana leaf and fry on tava.
  • After 2 minutes remove one of the banana leaves and turn the roti batter side down on the tava.
  • Similarly remove the other banana leaf after a few minutes.
  • Now the roti is cooked on both the sides.

For the chutney

  • Heat half a spoon of oil in a pan.
  • Add the mustard. After it sputters, add the red chillies and fry for a few minutes and turn off the flame.
  • To this, add coconut, tamarind and salt to taste and crush well. ( do not use mixer for this)


  • This roti can be had with regular chutney also.

Preparation time: 20 mins